|Handmade Silk Paisley Tie|
In the AMC television series, Mad Men, handsome main characters wear ties to work and to dinner.
Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor and time traveler in the science fiction series, Doctor Who, is a bow tie aficionado who says, "Bow Ties are cool."
|Jerry Garcia "Who Goes There?"|
Handmade 100% Silk ties with rolled edges are considered the best quality and have a timeless appeal.
Vintage ties of polyester, rayon and cotton can demand high prices in the collectible market.
Unusual prints, pop culture images, company logos, cartoon characters and ties bearing the logo or signature of well-known designers are all good finds and something you should be on the lookout for (BOLO).
|"Speed in the Lead" Speed Racer|
Examine the tie carefully. Look for stains and pulled threads. Most ties are Dry Clean only so unless it has some redeeming qualities such as brand, style or pattern that make it highly collectible, pass up any tie with stains. The cost of cleaning and the possibility that the stain is there to stay make it a risky purchase.
To familiarize yourself with the market value of collectible neckties, you can check completed auctions on ebay. Once on the page you can narrow the results to brand, color, style etc. and you can sort by highest and lowest price and most recent sales or best match.
Popular and Collectible Neckties: 1955 To the Present (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)
20th Century Neckties: Pre-1955 (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)
The Ties That Blind: Neckties 1945-1975 (Schiffer Book for Collectors With Value Guide)
The Tie: Trends and Traditions
This website gives advice on buying the right tie and how to tie it
Short Guide about how to buy ties on ebay
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