Why you need to check the toy box after your children have flown the nest

Vintage Toy Story has its own rewards...

Your children may have flown the coup leaving a peaceful calm in their cosy little bedrooms. The silence round the house makes you feel empty.  But here’s at least one reason to be cheerful...

Carefully check their toy boxes you might find you are sitting on some valuable hidden treasure.

That jumble of plastic toys you were thinking of dropping at the local tip might just hide a future family heirloom. Plastic might have a bad name for the environment but some of the plastic stuff from the sixties and seventies has an intrinsic value. It can command sizeable price tags at auction or for sale through the internet.

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