Whether you have a box of posters from your younger years sitting in the attic gathering dust, or your collection of mint-condition posters is carefully displayed, there’s always something to learn about your vintage posters. The best investment you can make is understanding the value of your collection. Then, when you’re ready to grow your collection of collectible posters, you can head over to our website.
We deal in used vinyl, collectible books, and musical ephemera – all of which can be conveniently found in our online store. You’re sure to find something unique. While you’re doing some shopping, you may wonder what makes some collectible posters more valuable than others? Here are three essential rules every dealer typically follows.
The most obvious rule of value when it comes to collectible items is the physical appearance and condition of the product. While some minor damage may be noticeable to the naked eye such as rips, crinkles, whitening, and discoloring, there are other conditions that experts will notice. If there are any alterations to the original poster in an attempt to renovate or repair damage, this will affect the value of your product significantly.
Many collectors want to invest in an item in its original condition. Ensure that your collectible posters are stored safely to prevent damage. Keep them off of the ground and away from direct light with proper storage in a shaded space. Additionally, you will want your vintage items to be stored at room temperature or below to avoid melting the ink.
Various conditions affect the market value of collectible posters. Three key aspects to consider are:
- Consumer Demand: Is this a famous musician or band? Do you know if many people want this product?
- Product Rarity: How many of these collectible posters were printed originally or on the first release? Do you know how many currently exist globally? Is the artist who designed the poster a fan favorite?
- Market Demand: How easily sellable is the collectible poster? How long is the average sales lifecycle from offer to the sale? The timeline of re-selling is critical if a dealer wants to buy because they don’t want to hold onto an item that takes longer to sell.
Keep these three qualifications in mind when it comes to understanding the market value of your collectible posters.
Conduct research on how much this type of poster has sold for in various collector’s environments including estate sales, auctions, conventions, and major e-commerce platforms like eBay. Thorough, accurate, and confident knowledge and research bring more value to collectible posters and can help you understand how much your collection is worth.
If you think your collectible poster is in near mint condition or is a first edition in good shape, consider getting it appraised at a reputable authentication and grading company such as CGC and PSA.
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Are you interested in collectible posters? Check out our online store. If you’re local to the Orlando area, you can also visit our laid-back café with live music entertainment and a great food and drink menu. Whether you’re new to poster collecting or you’ve been collecting for decades, you’re sure to find something in our shop. We have everything you want for your vintage collections including vinyl, books, ephemera, and other merchandise.