Polly Pockets Are Being Sold On eBay In Australia For Thousands Of Dollars
If you grew up in the '80s or '90s, then chances are you or someone you knew had a Polly Pocket.
They came with a bunch of accessories and contained a whole world inside a little, foldable toy. As with most things, they eventually fell out of style and have probably been collecting dust in your attic or parent's place.
But you should be aware that you can make some serious coin if you've got the right type of Polly Pocket.
Some are being sold on eBay Australia for up to $5,000.
The most expensive being listed at the moment is titled on the site as a Vintage Polly Pocket BlueBird 1992 Partytime Stampers New In Box.
It looks like it was bought yesterday and that's the appeal for collectors in Australia and around the world who want to have a piece of history in their possession.
According to 7News, the most valuable Polly Pockets were made between 1988 and 1998.
Obviously you won't be able to flog just any old retro toy on eBay and expect to be rolling in the dough; they have to be in mint condition and you'll get bonus points if it's in its original packaging. That's the hard part.
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Imagine a young girl not ripping off the plastic after being gifted a Polly Pocket back in the day. But if you happen to be in that situation then you should think about getting it valued.
Another classic Polly Pocket that is attracting a big sum of cash is listed as a 'Ultra Rare' Vintage 1996 Jewel Case. If you want to shell out $2,500 for one of those to sit on your mantle-piece then be our guest.
What's more impressive is the asking price for this Vintage 1993 Princess Polly Travel Clock that apparently still works: a casual $1,800.
Retro toys like these go in and out of fashion all the time so you could find that your Tazo collection, that you've been saving for years, is now worth big bucks.
But there are some items that never seem to dip out of the public's desire, like Harry Potter books or Pokemon cards.
A rare first-edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that was bought at a table top sale for just $1.90 was expected to fetch around $57,200 at auction in London.
The book is one of a run of just 500 copies of J.K. Rowling's wizarding fantasy story that comes complete with original misspellings and typos.
The first-edition was published in 1997 by Bloomsbury and was bought as a holiday read before it sat in a cupboard for almost two decades before resurfacing.
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