Jewellery, memorabilia and paper: among February's 'Top 20' Collectibles

Online collectibles dealers occasionally release reviews of the most popular collectibles bought via internet sales and bids, and it's always interesting to see the results.

Like this chart, courtesy of The Internet Antique Shop, which has listed its top 20 categories of antiques and collectibles that sold online in February 2012.


Liz Taylor's jewellery was
a big seller - and jewellery
also leads this chart

TIAS has based its list on total dollar value. We've added a couple of our own collectibles market highlights, past, present and future to the below list...

1. Vintage Jewellery

Premium assets in the jewellery markets have included Elizabeth Taylor's collection which became the 'most expensive' ever auctioned when it sold for $115.9m. Even Taylor's hair has proven popular among collectors, with pieces for sale for as little as £49.95.

2. Porcelain & Pottery
3. Glass
4. China & Dinnerware
5. Vintage Clothing
6. Memorabilia

Big memorabilia blue chips include Marilyn Monroe, much loved star of Some Like it Hot, How to Marry a Millionaire and The Prince and the Showgirl. Big Monroe autographs for sale on the markets include this autographed cheque. It is priced at £4,950.

7. Vintage Sewing
8. Autographs

According to the PFC40 Autographs Index, the average value of autographs went up by 358.5% between 2000-2011. This is an average compound increase of 14.84% per annum. At present, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong is the world's most valuable living signature, up 981.8% during those 11 years.

9. Kitchen Collectibles
10. Photographica
11. Clocks & Watches

Great rare watches presently for sale on the collectors' markets include this Longines Men's Olympic Series Watch for just £950.00. Swiss luxury watchmaker Longines was founded in 1832 - and their iconic winged hourglass logo is the oldest registered logo for a watch company.

12. Art
13. Militaria
14. Paper & Ephemera

Paper & Ephemera can include all kinds of things, whether it's signed letters by President George Washington or comedian Oliver Hardy's divorce document. Notable examples we have for sale here at Paul Fraser Collectibles include a Bruce Lee Signed Personal Martial Arts Booklet - find out more about it here.

15. Dolls
16. Figurines
17. Hobbies
18. Toys
19. Lamps & Lighting

20. Advertising

Watch this space for all the latest worldwide news from the above collecting niches.

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