Collectibles Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2022-2028)


Emphasis on Product Type (Coins & Stamps, Books & Comics, Art, Toys, and Others); Drive Type (Licensed Collectible Manufacturers, Specialized Collectibles Marketplace, E-commerce Portals, and Offline Retails & Auction Houses); and Region/Country

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The global collectibles market is expected to grow at a significant rate of around 4% during the forecast period. Collectibles are any items whose values are higher than their original purchase price. Some of the most common collectibles include antiques, coins, comic books, baseball cards, stamps, and toys. The value of collectibles depends on several factors, including their condition and how many other similar items are available on the market. Likewise, the increasing demand among the population to collect these collectibles is the key variable driving the growth of the market during the forecast period. Furthermore, with growing interest from foreign buyers, sports memorabilia prices have risen to even much higher in the past decade. Game-used items, such as balls and jerseys, are in high demand as well. For instance, Trading cards on eBay grew 1.5 times in 2020, with over 4 million more cards sold than in 2019. Similarly, Soccer (1,500% increase) and basketball (370%) saw the most significant growth out of all sports cards.

Amazon, Ruby Lane, Webstore, Etsy Inc., eBay Inc., OLX Group, Rehab Vintage Interiors, Shopify Inc., Antiques & Chatchkes, and Topps Company Inc. are some of the key players in the market. Several M&As along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to facilitate customers with hi-tech and innovative products/technologies.

Insights Presented in the Report

“Amongst product type, Coins & Stamps category to witness robust CAGR during the forecast period”

Based on product type, the market is segmented into coins & stamps, books & comics, art, toys, and others. coins & stamps category to witness higher CAGR during the forecast period. The coin is considered a popular activity since historic times and can be presented as a gift today. Moreover, coin collection is not considered a hobby but also an investment whose return depends upon the demand and rarity of the coin. In addition, rare coins are not limited and are available on various online or offline platforms.


“Amongst sales channel, the E-commerce portals to hold a significant share in the market in 2020”

On the basis of sales channel, the market is categorized into licensed collectible manufacturers, specialized collectibles marketplace, E-commerce portals, and offline retails & auction houses. Among these, the E-commerce Portals to hold a significant share in the market in 2020. This is mainly due to the online auctions and e-commerce sites have transformed collectibles and memorabilia into big business. For instance, Amazon has launched a store for sports collectibles. This store currently has a selection of hats, bats, jerseys, mugs, figurines, fan art, shot glasses, trading cards, and autographed selection.

“North America to hold a significant share in the market”

For a better understanding of the market adoption of the collectibles industry, the market is analyzed based on its worldwide presence in the countries such as North America (U.S., Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Rest of World. North America held a significant share of the global collectibles market. Mainly due to recent advancements in payment technologies, innovation in sales models, and the vast popularity of memorabilia among populations in several developed nations. The vast strides made by the e-commerce sector in emerging economies of North America is a key factor expected to create numerous promising prospects in this region.


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  • The study comprehensively covers the market across different segments.
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry.

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1.1.Market Definitions
1.2.Main Objective
2.1.Research Process of the Collectibles Market
2.2.Research Methodology of the Collectibles Market
2.3.Respondent Profile  
7.1.Coins & Stamps
7.2.Books & Comics
8.1.Licensed Collectible Manufacturers
8.2.Specialized Collectibles Marketplace
8.3.E-commerce Portals 
8.4.Offline Retails & Auction Houses
9.1.North America   
 9.1.3.Rest of North America
 9.2.6.Rest of Europe
 9.3.4.Rest of Asia-Pacific
9.4.Rest of World  
10.1.Market Drivers
10.2.Market Challenges
10.3.Impact Analysis
13.1.Demand Side Analysis
13.2.Supply Side Analysis
15.1.Competitive Landscape
 15.1.1.Porters Five Forces Analysis
16.2.Ruby Lane
16.4.Etsy Inc. 
16.5.eBay Inc. 
16.6.OLX Group
16.7.Rehab Vintage Interiors
16.8.Shopify Inc.
16.9.Antiques & Chatchkes
16.10.Topps Company Inc.

Research Methodology

Research Methodology for the Collectibles Market Analysis (2022-2028)

Analyzing the historical market, estimating the current market, and forecasting the future market of the global collectibles market were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the adoption of collectibles in major regions globally. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the global collectibles market. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a top-down/bottom-up approach to forecasting the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments of the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

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Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the collectibles market through company internal sources such as annual reports & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the collectibles market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather historical market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments are included in the report as product type and sales channel. Further country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of testing models in that region.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of the Collectibles Market. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as various product type and sales channel of collectibles. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering top partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, and product launches in the collectibles market sector across the globe.


Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the global collectibles market, and market shares of the segments. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., the top-down/bottom-up approach were applied to arrive at the market forecast for 2028 for different segments and sub-segments across the major markets globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of revenue (USD) and the adoption rate of the collectibles market across the major markets domestically
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the global collectibles market in terms of products offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

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Market Engineering

The data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers for each segment and sub-segment of the global collectibles market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of product type and sales channel in the global collectibles market.

The main objective of the Global Collectibles Market Study

The current & future market trends of the global collectibles market were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments on the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends determined the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit from a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the collectibles market in terms of value (USD). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include areas of product type and sales channel.
  • Define and analysis of the regulatory framework for the collectibles
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry.
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the collectibles market for the major region.
  • Major countries of regions studied in the report include Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Rest of the World.
  • Company profiles of the Collectibles Market and the growth strategies adopted by the market players to sustain in the fast-growing market
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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