It's always surprising to see what sort of collectibles appreciate over time. Sure, anything with a celebrity connection or historical importance will command a bundle, but you'd be surprised at the more average-seeming "collectibles" that have a value that goes beyond sentimental. Here are just a few of these everyday trinkets that are currently trending on eBay.
Small bears can command big prices! Antique versions made by Steiff can go for , despite only being mere inches in height.
You might recognize these miniature cottages and scenes, which have a very English feel. Individual pieces are still affordable, but limited editions often sell for hundreds — like the stunning "St. Peter's Cove," .
Department 56 is known for its seasonal decorations — particularly, the adorable Christmas buildings that come out yearly. The most sought-after buildings are often the retired "real life" storefronts, like Starbucks (which ).
Though the name sounds a bit eyebrow-raising, these figural vases tend to command a lot of money. It all depends on the detail, it seems. This dressed-up model recently .
Precious Moments generally aren't worth much beyond sentimental value, but the exception is this rare figurine. Titled "God Loveth a Cheerful Giver," the "Free Puppies" version from 1977 with the Jonathan and David signature logo on the bottom .
Surprisingly, one of the most valuable Hallmark Keepsake ornaments has been their 2009 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation "Cousin Eddy's RV" ornament. With box, some have .
You might not recognize the name "Toby Jug," but chances are you'll recognize the Royal Doulton's figural mugs that are found when searching that name. Not all are worth a bundle, but some limited editions can go for well over $300. This "Phantom of the Opera" design recently and Marley's Ghost (from "A Christmas Carol") sold .
Though all are undoubtedly exquisite, the prices of Limoges trinket boxes can vary from the inexpensive to upwards of $300 on eBay. The condition, details, and rarity of the design impacts the price. For instance, this lovely .