If You Still Have These Old Toys, You Could Be in the MONEY!

Have a look here at what you should be mindfull of when you want to assess any toy about its value or worth.

Good luck & enjoy your toy.

Like fine wines, some things just get better with as they get older. ME MAYBE..And with toys, they grow in value as the time goes by. Unfortunately, the boxes usually get ripped open and the toy eventually breaks as kids play with them. But for those lucky few who kept their toys (or their kids’ toys) in good nick, you may just be looking at getting a small fortune for that relatively cheap toy you bought all those many years ago. Read further to find out what old toys (ones you probably had) are now worth many dollars. After reading this, you’ll wish you had held on to lots of those things you had in your childhood.


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Rio Tinto diamond encrusted coins valued at $1.8 million for sale in Australia

A $1.8 million coin trilogy boasting coloured diamonds found at Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine has been unveiled at the Perth Mint with international buyers already showing interest in the unique collection.

The Australian Trilogy is comprised of three one-kilogram coins struck from gold, platinum and rose gold, with each featuring a different native animal.

Each of the precious metals coins has either a pink, purple-pink or violet diamond, which were unearthed at Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine.Each of them has either a pink, purple-pink or violet diamond, which were unearthed at Rio Tinto’s (ASX:RIO) Argyle...

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These are the 50 most valuable scientific documents of 2016 in the world stage

For several years now that the scientific documents and manuscript marketplace have been undervalued and represents an extraordinary long term investment potential. In 2016, the market began the inevitable upward spiral with the number of significant documents hitting the market.

The introduction to the scientific documents marketplace is the first part of that series, and separate articles cover numbers #50-41, numbers #40-31, numbers #30-21, numbers #20-11 and the top 10.

50 – Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux (birds)
by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

$127,621 (£87,500) | Sothebys | April 28, 2016

A deluxe first edition of the master ornithological work Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux, published between 1771 and 1786, bound in 15 volumes with 1008 engraved and hand-colored plate...

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Australia’s “birth certificate” sells for $320,000

The earliest known map of Australia and New Zealand, Joan Blaeu’s Archipelagi Orientalis Sive Asiaticus (1659) sold for £248,750 (US$321,819) at a Sotheby’s auction in London this week.

Referred to as “Australia’s birth certificate” by the National Library of Australia during its recent Mapping Our World exhibition, the map was the first to name Australia as Nova Hollandia (New Holland) and the first to name Novo Zeelandia (New Zealand).

Though only four copies of Joan Blaeu’s map are known to exist, the map that sold at Sotheby’s on May 9, 2017 was created even earlier than the copy held by Australia’s National Library (1663), having been created in 1659

The 1.17 m x 1.59 m (46 in x 62 in) Archipelagi Orientalis was one of two original and unrestored maps by Joan Blaeu discovered in an...

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The $1 Australian coin worth thousands. See why here. Check your change.

The $1 mule coin, left, with a normal $1 coin image www.collectables-au.com

Spare change check time.

A rare $1 coin with a distinctive “double rim”, the result of a printing error at the Mint back in 2000, is today worth an actual mint to collectors.

According to the Australian Coin Collecting Blog, the so-called “$1/10c mule” coin could be worth anywhere from $1000 to nearly $3000.

“Check the date,” the ACCB writes. “It needs to be a year 2000-dated $1 coin. Then you need to look closely at the circular rim of the coin — is it thicker than usual on the Queen side, appearing doubled?

“If you think that’s the case then you might have a coin worth $1000 maybe more. The value of your rare coin will now depend on the condition. After spending 17 years in circulation, some coins are more valuable than others.”

As the blog explains, the mule was...

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Great Britain issued the world’s first postage stamp on May 1, 1840. The famous stamp is known as the ‘Penny Black’. Reforms proposed by Postmaster General Rowland Hill and accepted by Parliament in 1839 culminated in this issue, which revolutionized postal services worldwide. Prior to its issue, there existed no systematic method of prepaying postage based on weight or destination. The reforms of 1839 included the following:

1. Mail could be sent anywhere in the U.K. for one penny per half-ounce.

2. Postage would be prepaid by the sender.

3. Proof of prepayment would be evidenced by a small piece of gummed, colored paper affixed to the letter—in other words, a postage stamp!

The British public accepted the reforms with tremendous enthusiasm, and use of the mails soared...

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Million-dollar Australian coin unveiled by Perth Mint

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Premier Colin Barnett today unveiled the world’s first coin to feature a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s Argyle pink diamond mine.

The exclusive $1 million Kimberley Treasure coin was struck by The Perth Mint from one kilogram of 99.99 per cent pure gold, and features an image of a red kangaroo holding a radiant 0.54 carat red gemstone between its front paws.

The unique collectable also displays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, confirming its status as legal tender of Australia.

Mr Barnett said the creation of the precious icon was a great example of two companies sharing a passion for quality craftsmanship and Western Australia’s rarest and most valued resources.


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The Shopkins craze sweeps the world as an Australian collectible creation

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The brightly coloured figurines are no more than three centimetres tall. Kids can collect, share and trade the figurines, which have unique faces and names. For example, there is a chocolate chip biscuit named Kooky Cookie, a candy bar named Cheeky Chocolate and an apple named Apple Blossom. They are sold with tiny plastic shopping bags and baskets, ready to be filled, much to the delight of parents worldwide.MORE HERE


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