Pez Dispenser Collectibles
What makes PEZ Dispenser Collectibles highly priced Items?
PEZ dispenser collectibles are one of the most wide spread group of collectibles which has covered the earth. These small and inexpensive PEZ dispenser collectibles are easily available at any candy store and their different shapes and sizes make them a pleasure to look at, and store even. However, to start a PEZ dispenser collectible hobby you need to do more than just walk down to the nearest store.
Invented in 1927, PEZ was the name given to a peppermint candy created by Eduard Haas III. The name was chosen as the first, middle and last alphabet of the German word for peppermint – PfeffErminZ. The candy was sold in tins up until 1957 when Haas decided to market the candy for children. The packaging changed and the dispensers were seen at stores with the heads of Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse on them.
PEZ dispenser collectibles, today, have around 450 different heads that mount on top of their dispensers however, there are thousands of variants of each type, making them a joy for collectors. PEZ dispenser collectibles are small and easy to store and that makes them all the more desirable, as are the cute and funny heads that are mounted atop these dispensers.
There are a number of heads that make the dispensers invaluable and the ones without feet, or with a low patent number, or those that are mounted on their original cardboard card in good condition are considered to be the most expensive amongst PEZ dispenser collectibles.
PEZ dispenser collectibles are available in lines of characters and certain lines are valued above others. A soft headed Disney character is a more valuable PEZ dispenser collectible than the hard head version of the same design.
Storing your PEZ dispenser collectibles is also an important aspect of the hobby and while keeping them in packages may increase the chances of retaining their high values, you will end up taking a lot more space than you are realize. The rarer or more vintage the PEZ dispenser collectible, the more beneficial it is to store it in a package.
It is vital to identify the fakes as well as some dealers may cut off the legs of their PEZ dispensers to impersonate a small number which was created without legs. Since PEZ dispenser collectibles are cheap and small, it is advisable to buy two of a kind so that while one rests in the package and on the shelf, your display shelf is adorned by the other PEZ dispenser collectible.