Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Six Is The Magic Number For Collectibles

EMMAUS, Penn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Want to determine the collectibles of the future? Just watch what a six-year-old is playing with now.

Antiques expert Harry Rinker says six is the magic number for collectibles “because that’s the age kids start making memories.”

As a result, he suggests parents buy their six-year-olds an extra model of his or her favorite toy and hide it until they’re 30.

Although today’s parents understand toys are potential collectibles, Rinker says many miss the boat by not allowing the kids to play with them. In his words, “If you don’t play with toys, you don’t have the memories that make them valuable.”

Rinker is helping Americans cash in their memories with an upcoming Discovery Channel series, Pop Nation: America’s Coolest Stuff, where experts appraise the value of lunch boxes, toy cars and Charlie’s Angels memorabilia.

The show tapes June 4 in Baltimore, Maryland; June 18 in Austin, Texas; July 2 in Long Beach, Calif.; and July 9 in Portland, Oregon; and debuts Oct. 1.

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