As the days grow shorter, our neighborhood is starting to light up at night with Halloween decorations. I usually set up a few things about a week or 10 days before Halloween night.
My “decorations” are limited to some orange lights, flicker bulbs in our outdoor fixtures, and a few Halloween blow-molds like the ones above. I have these exact three. Each are about 3-feet high. I got them back in the 1990s and have used them every year.
Imagine my surprise when chatting with a friend about how valuable these have become. These three routinely sell for between $100-$200+ each on eBay. I think I probably paid only about $35 for them when they were new. Now they are worth about 3-6x that!
Mine are in good shape (still even have original boxes) and kept dust-free. The plastic is bright and the paint looks great. I’m not looking to sell them, but happy that the next generation seems to enjoy them as much as I do. In a world of big inflatable pumpkins & 12’ tall skeletons, I guess these are valued as “old school”.
What items do you have around the house that you were surprised to see had become sought-after collectibles?
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