A collectible, as we have come to know it, is something someone wants, and is willing to give something for it in exchange. Almost all areas of the market report a renewed interest in high quality reproductions that have not been over-produced. The Internet has begun to reflect the new interest in collectibles worldwide. Ebay, the largest internet auction site has brought a reality to the collectible market. I personally, do not feel comfortable anymore with using collectible books or price guides to determine value. Just look on eBay and you will see prices that have a large range for the same item. A grandson that just inherited his grandmother's collector plates may find them to be of no value (to his self) and so will sell them on eBay for whatever he can get. It is hard to say that a plate is worth $30 when "grandson" will take $5 and run...
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