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Vintage Toys
Pez, Barbies, figurines from popular cartoons like the Smurfs or Snoopy—any toy that brings back a little nostalgia could be something a collector will pay big money for. There are certain rarities to look out for, says Whitehurst, like Barbies with a side part and bubble haircut (which were mostly sold in Europe in the '60s and are now highly sought after by American collectors) or a Pez dispenser with a patent number (found toward the bottom of its stem) of 3.9 or lower, which means it was manufactured before 1976. allows you to sell, learn more about and keep track of your classic toys online.