How to Find Rare Music Box Collectibles
By Monique Hawkins
Are you a collector? Do you happen to collect rare music boxes? Seeking to find the perfect ballerina music box for your ballerina room d"cor? Looking for beautiful inlaid music boxes and musical jewelry boxes? Maybe you need a wooden keepsake box or a unique music trinket box. If so, you will be surprised at how many people collect music boxes of all kinds. There are many different ones and different styles out there to choose from. You might not have thought about it but rare music box collectibles can also be worth a lot of money. So if you collect them, you might have not only a hobby but a source of income if you choose to buy and sell.
However, when you start thinking about music boxes such as carousel music boxes, children's music boxes, and music box collectibles, you probably want to know where to search. You can't just go to your local Wal-Mart and buy one. That is why we have the best information for you here. There are several different places you can search to find collectible music boxes and while you will still need to do some digging to find what you are looking for, it helps to be looking in the right places to begin with.
Searching on eBay
If you are looking for rare music box collectibles, one great place to look is on eBay. eBay is the best marketplace for collectibles including music boxes. At any given time you can find hundreds maybe even thousands- of music boxes on eBay for bidding or for Buy It Now prices. Many serious collectors have eBay stores that let you see all items in a virtual store and purchase them at a fixed price if you want them.
You can find many music boxes on eBay that you were having trouble locating elsewhere. Because it is such a large marketplace with sellers from all over the world, you have better chances of finding what you are looking for. Another great thing about eBay is that often people do not realize the worth of their music box and maybe will sell an item for much cheaper than its actual worth. So if you keep your eyes peeled, you can get a great deal.
Referrals from Friends and Family
There are so many different opportunities for you to find more information regarding wooden music boxes, children's music boxes, and also where you can get some great rare music box collectibles. You can gain a lot of information from simply telling friends and family. Let more people know that you are looking and what you are in the market for. If you do this, you will likely get a ton of referrals from people around you. Many people may have and/or collect them themselves or they might know where you can find good deals.
Almost everyone you meet will know someone who has a music box collectible. There are some people who even like to collect music figurines. Perhaps they can give you a contact that would make makes it easier to track down those rare and special ones that you are looking for.
MBSI and Other Organizations
Collecting music box collectibles is so popular that there are even organizations dedicated to it. While most people do it because they enjoy and love music boxes, they are also those who are very serious about what they do. The Music Box Society International is a large organization dedicated to the enjoyment, study and preservation of automatic and mechanical musical instruments.They are a non profit organization and you can find out much more about them and about music boxes and collectible musical instruments on their website at http://www.mbsi.org.
There are other organizations such as the Miles Musical Museum, The Merry Music Box, and the Automatic Musical Instrument Collector's Association (http://www.amica.org/). These sites can give you information on collecting, restored and preserving these rare music boxes and collectibles.
Using these guidelines, you are sure to find beautiful inlaid music boxes, unique musical jewelry boxes, delicate music figurines, and more.
Copyright 2005 Monique Hawkins
About The Author
Monique Hawkins is the owner of the online music box store, "Monique's Music Box" located at http://www.my-music-box.com. She also posts a "What You Never Knew About Music" blog at http://whatyouneverknewaboutmusic.blogspot.com.