If you have nostalgic memories for a certain blue imp, this guide will help you rediscover your childhood with your own collection of Smurf memorabilia.
You will need
- A computer with internet access
- Collector's guides
- Garage sales
- Flea markets
Step 1 Decide what to collect Narrow the scope of your collection by focusing on only plastic figures, plush toys, pins, clothing, or a particular character.
The plastic figures are the most popular to collect and can have hundreds of variations from manufacturers around the world.
Step 2 Educate yourself Educate yourself using the internet and Smurf collector’s guides to avoid fraudulent claims or paying too much for an item.
Step 3 Focus on garage sales Focus on garage sales and flea markets to view each piece before buying.
Step 4 Avoid dirty, damaged Smurfs Avoid Smurfs that are dirty, damaged, or have been repaired or repainted — collectables should always be in factory condition or close to it.
Step 5 Check out online auctions Check out online auction sites when you gain more experience and knowledge to know exactly what you are looking for.
Network with other Smurf collectors and give your budding collection time to grow.
Step 6 Spend wisely Spend your money wisely on an expensive single piece in excellent condition rather than a lot of pieces in mediocre condition.
Did You Know:
A 57-year-old man taking colloidal silver to treat a persistent skin disease turned a bright shade of blue.