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Finding Collectible Antique Model Trucks

Aug 21, 2008
Model trucks have a very long and storied history. There are many of these that are considered antiques. Some of the first ones that had come out in the past are now highly sought after and are considered quite collectible by many individuals. If you do have a love of antiques and are considering model trucks as an option then you should know where to go to find them

Antique shops and dealers may seem like the option that you should choose but one thing you should know is that if you do then you will most likely have to pay quite a bit more than you normally would if you do a bit of searching. These dealers can tend to change their prices according to the amount that they wish to make rather than the amount that the pieces are actually worth. For example an item that might be worth $32 you could possibly expect to pay up to $5 more than that value. It is not that the book price is not what you should expect to pay. It is just that with the right amount of hunting you can find them at a much lower price.

One of the first places you might consider looking is an auction. There are times that lots are sold that might contain model trucks. A lot is usually a group of items that are sold for one cost and may contain many different types of items. Often times if you ask the auction house or the auctioneers will allow you to look inside these lots so you can know exactly which ones it is that you want to bid on. Another thing to think of is the relative value of the trucks you are considering buying. It is possible to end up buying a bunch of stuff for fifty or sixty dollars that contains a car that is actually only worth a few dollars. It is easy to get into the auction and end up over-bidding.

Unfortunately this happens more often than not. One thing you should think about is the noise and what not that you have to deal with at an auction. If this does not appeal to you then you should think about another venue. Yard sales may be a possible option for some treasures. Sometimes the pickings are light but other times you might run across the one you have been looking for. There is one downside to this. Yard sales must be visited quite often as they are frequented by antique dealers who are hunting for their own treasures also.

If you run late then you might find that all the antique trucks that you might have gotten have been missed. If early mornings are not for you then you might want to surf the Internet for deals. This will give you many different choices. From online auctions to truck collector websites you can find many of them that will help you to find the antique truck you are looking for. Now that you have all the information that you need to get started all you have to do is begin!
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for model cars, model trains, and model trucks. You will find excellent hobbying and trading resources here for model stock cars, model trains, and model race trucks.
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