Modern collectables expert Tracy Martin is gracing us with her presence to run through another collectables-tastic bevy of beauties.
She'll be putting Phillip and Holly to the test with her Trash or Treasure teaser, plus she has some great ideas for mother's day collectables which could make you money in the future.
Tracy's top tips
- It's usually the most unusual items that become collectable so don't be afraid to take a punt
- When buying toys always check the condition
- Just because something is cheap, it could be worth more - pieces are worth what people are prepared to pay
Mother's Day collectibles
- Collection of Lea Stein brooches - £43.00 each including P&P
Lea Stein, born in 1931, is a French artist and accessories maker, known for her compressed plastic buttons, brooches and bracelets. She is often hailed as the most notable and innovative designer of plastic jewellery of the 20th century. Lea Stein prices rise all the time the flower pots are around £40 each without postage costs so should see a return of double in years to come.
- Biscuiteers Mother's Day Sewing Kit biscuits in tin - £38.50
The Biscuiteers bake beautiful, hand iced biscuits. Each collection is presented in a gorgeous illustrated keepsake tin which can be kept long after the biscuits are gone, hence their collective value. Probably for the tin alone you would get £30-£40 so not so much up in value, but you get to eat the contents. If the contents are not eaten then the tin and biscuits could be worth £70 if it's a special commemorative box for instance.
- Cath Kidston Pearly Queen Frame handbags - £85.00
Cath Kidston are known for quirky, quintessentially British designs. This Pearly Queen bag will lend an eccentric edge to every look; it celebrates all things British and comes complete with London print lining, perfect for the patriotic amongst us! Cath Kidston bags easily go up a third once sold out and probably double in five or so years.