Category: Collectible Investing

by daviscollection | June 1, 2023

The 5 Ds—divorce, disease, debt, downsizing, and death—represent potential challenges collectors may face. This article explores each of these scenarios and provides insights on how to plan and protect your collectibles. Collecting is a passion that brings joy and fulfillment to many individuals....

by Todd A Neikirk | May 24, 2023

Japan, which started its first professional baseball league in the 1920s, has been playing the sport almost as long as the United States has. Still, it took a long time for Japanese-born players to reach the big leagues. Once they did, though, they made an indelible mark...

by chubellcomics | May 24, 2023

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so what better time than to look at Marvel's first Asian superhero: Shang-Chi? Shang-Chi and Fu Manchu would debut in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December 1973, and the series would be renamed Master of...

by daviscollection | May 18, 2023

As with any investment, gains in the collectibles market are subject to taxation. Whether you're buying and selling rare coins, trading cards, concert posters, antique furniture, or vintage comic books, understanding the tax implications of your transactions is essential to avoiding legal and financial problems...

by chubellcomics | May 17, 2023

There's a lot going on in the comic community these days, particularly in the Indie sector. Here's a look at some of the latest when it comes to collabs, special releases, and exclusives in the indie world. The comic-collecting community is much like comics themselves; incredibly diverse...

by Lauren Sisselman | May 13, 2023

This Sunday, May 14, is Mother's Day. If you're like me, you probably have a mom who's also into cool nerd stuff! Growing up, my mom collected Steiff teddy bears, Winnie the Pooh items, and first-edition books. Finding gifts for her has always been somewhat easy and...

by Ryan Kirksey | May 12, 2023

Long before e-commerce sites like eBay introduced us to digital collectible auctions and long before technology like WhatNot took over the collectible app market, collectors looked to reputable auction houses such as Hake's Auctions to secure their most prized possessions. Started over 55 years...

by daviscollection | May 4, 2023

Collecting items that you enjoy can be a rewarding and fulfilling hobby. However, many collectors may not be aware of the ways in which they can leverage their collections to their advantage. Whether you collect art, sports memorabilia, or vintage comic books, there are several...

by Joseph Overaitis | May 2, 2023

Most of these tidbits were too small to turn into a full-blown article, but that does not mean they do not have ramifications that could impact the collectors' market and fan experiences. Know who you're Reading Informal Blogging vs. Journalism Recent columns have...

by Joseph Overaitis | April 27, 2023

The key to locating undervalued books is to find issues that are often ignored but still have a fan base. Buying books that others avoid is a nice long-term strategy to have in the hobby.  These books usually cost very little money, while the low price point...