Tuesday, January 22, 2019

31 Days of Nancy Drew Topic #22 Nancy Drew Basic Collecting & Selling Tips

31 Days of Nancy Drew Topic #22

Nancy Drew Basic Collecting & Selling Tips

Now that I've covered what I've chosen to cover in my posts here so far during the 31 days of Nancy Drew, and we've focused on the books and various collectibles, I want to go over today - briefly ;) - some general collecting and selling tips for those of you who are collecting and/or may be selling some of your books at some point. The are basic tips and are being provided to give you a well-rounded bit of information. To go into every nuance or book in great detail would take - a guide - and we don't have the space for that ;) These are taken from a section I have in the collecting/formats area of my website - http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/collect.html

I got on eBay originally over 20 years ago to collect but also would book hunt and find extras or other books that I wasn't interested and would sell those on eBay  to sort of fund and support my habit ;-) HA! I haven't sold books on eBay in quite a few years - the fees and rules and DSRs and other things were just too off putting to make it worth my while and I wasn't a full time seller, more of a full time collector. I do sell books on my website in The Sleuth Shop and have a few listed in the vintage/girls' and boys' series sections currently. http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/thesleuthshop.html

Collecting Tips

The following two lists of collecting tips are good rules of thumb to collect by:

Get A Clue - 5 Fast Facts Before You Collect:

1. Nancy Drew books have been in print from 1930 until present day, so there are a lot of formats the books have gone through over the years. Check out the Collecting Nancy Drew-Formats section at my website http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/anatomy.html - to view the various formats from the dust jackets to book covers to endpapers to internal illustrations--will give you some perspective on when these were available and what books came in these formats. I've also covered this in my first of the 31 days postings here and at my Nancy Drew blog.

2. Beware of the Copyright Red Herring. Just because the book has a 1930 copyright, doesn't mean it's a printing from 1930. Some sellers do not realize this. One way to help you figure out the general date of the book as a general rule, is to check book lists either on dust jackets or internal listings of books. Whatever Nancy Drew book is listed last, check to see when it was published. If your copy of The Secret of the Old Clock book lists to The Clue of the Velvet Mask (#30), it is likely a printing circa 1953 for example.

3. How to determine an original from a revised? Rule of thumb number one is that only the first 34 books were revised. Number two is that an original will have 25 chapters, a revised only 20. And you can also look at the copyright date - book #34 came out in 1956 so 1930-1956 copyright dates mean it's an original text.

4. Only the first 38 books came out with dust jackets, books 39 to 56 all came out as yellow spine picture covers. Of course, eventually books 1-38 were produced in the YSPC format. You cannot get an OT in the YSPC format for books 1-4 and 6, these books were revised before the YSPC format debuted.

5. Is it RARE?! Probably not. Beware of listings that shout from the rooftops that the book is rare. There aren't too many rarities in the Nancy Drew collecting world--most are just scarce items.

10 Nancy Drew Format Tips In A Nutshell:

#1: How to tell an original text (OT) from a revised text (RT):

1) Only the first 34 books were revised. 2) An original text of 1-34 will have 25 chapters. Revisions have 20!

#2: What does a format #1 Nancy Drew book look like?

A: These format #1 books were out beginning in 1930 through early 1932. Only the first 7 books came out in this format. The format does not have the familiar orange silhouette on the cover--just orange lettering. The endpapers are blank a.k.a creamy white in color--no orange silhouettes.

#3: How can I tell if a book is a first printing?

A: Generally, a first printing will list to itself, however this is not a fail-safe rule. Some books listed to a previous volume, and some lists were not updated for a few printings. It helps to have a guide to identify these.

#4: Q': I want to get vintage Nancy Drew books with glossy internal illustrations, how many volumes came like this?

A: Only the first 13 books did through printings from 1930 to 1936. Because the books continued to look similar in board style after 1936 for a time and they still had a glossy frontispiece, be sure to double check with a seller to see if a book does in fact have 3 internal glossy illustrations. Many sellers don't realize they exist and miss them if they haven't gone through the book very closely. And be sure to check that the illustrations are attached properly.

#5. If you want a vintage set of all white spine Nancy Drew dust jackets, only the first 22 books came in this format.

#6. Beware of the Copyright Date Red Herring. Some sellers think that because a Nancy Drew book carries a copyright of 1930, it's a printing from 1930. Keep in mind, the copyright date did not change overtime, unless a book was revised, or some other necessary information was added to the copyright page!

#7. Beware the prices of glossy flashlight edition yellow spine picture covers. You can still purchase these in bookstores today as they're still printing them. Don't pay more for them when you can get them brand new. Bid wisely at online auctions--you can get great deals on these at eBay sometimes.

#8. Yellow spine Nancy Drew picture covers (YSPCs) were not produced until the 1960s--in the matte style--and were published in this style through the mid-80s.

#9. If you're looking for a uniform set of blue boards, the only style of blue boards that you can get for a full run of volumes of 1-38, are the blue tweed boards.

#10. There were no more blue boards with dust jackets after volume #38, the yellow spine picture cover format debuted with volume #39.

Where Can I buy Nancy Drew Books & Collectibles?

Some online Sources:

Book Search of Databases like ABE/etc.: AddAll.com

There are more places too, share in the comments if you have a favorite place to hunt I haven't listed.


Used book stores
Antique shops and malls
Garage, estate and tag sales
Flea markets
Antiquarian Book Fairs
Place a "want to buy" ad in the paper
Craig's List or Facebook Marketplace/etc. (place a want to buy ad or search the ads for sales)


Selling Tips:

If you're a seller or interested in selling your books or extras, here's some tips I have for selling.

Your average eBay seller of vintage children's books doesn't always do their homework and does not realize what they have and that's OK. If you're here reading these selling tips, then you're halfway to solving the mystery of the vintage Nancy Drew books. You may think you've stumbled upon a very valuable and even a rare Nancy Drew book. Chances are it's a very common and much later printing that you suspect and worth less than $50.00 to $100.00--maybe even as little as $5.00. At the end of the day it will probably be worth what people are willing to pay. You can always search market value - see what it's sold for at eBay recently and that can give you a good idea of how to value/price your items.

I've seen sellers list a yellow spine picture cover for $99.00 thinking it's extra special when it's worth about $5.00. I've seen some sellers at eBay trying to sell Nancy Drew books in the hundreds that aren't even valued for half what is being asked. And then I've seen sellers listing a first printing The Secret of the Old Clock book for a buy it now of $100.00 when it's worth in the thousands with the original dust jacket. Being realistic about what you have by doing some research and understanding values is key.

Beware of the copyright red herring - do not be fooled by the copyright date! It was not changed from printing to printing unless the text was revised. It is not reflective of what printing you are actually holding in your hands! With the exception of a couple of printings for picture covers that actually noted a printing date, 99 percent do not have this information. You have to look to other factors about the book to determine the actual printing date such as what the book lists to inside in front/back or what the dust jacket lists on the flaps or on back.

PLEASE NOTE: When you list at auction sites like eBay, you need to keep 2 things in mind. The first, is that if you are selling something that's worth quite a bit or a first printing or one of those early blank-endpaper Nancy Drew books, there is a small minority of unscrupulous sellers/collectors/? out there who have taken advantage of unknowing sellers by making them offers to sell outright and end auctions. In one case a seller sold a 1st printing of #3 The Bungalow Mystery with a dust jacket for $300.00 when it would have likely brought upwards of several thousand had it run its course at auction. The buyer knew what they were doing and the seller was unaware. So not the best Nancy-like etiquette, but at the same time, sellers should do their homework and be aware of what they are selling. So it goes both ways and both are at fault in this scenario. It's very easy to do a Google search and look for information. There are several sites including mine that offer this kind of information about Nancy Drew books and the various formats. It's also against eBay rules to take a transaction off site like that and make deals to end auctions.

The second thing to keep in mind, is that for most auctions, collectors will typically bid in the last few seconds of an auction--called SNIPING--that is when the price will really jump if you have something of value and something collectors desire. So if your item has few or no bids up until the last few seconds, this may be because collectors prefer to snipe--it's cheaper than getting into bidding wars during the main duration of an auction. I've seen auctions jump from $50.00 to $4,000.00 plus in the last 7 seconds of an auction due to sniping for a desirable books and especially first printings of the first several Nancy Drew books.

So to recap--be sure not to sell too low and also be aware that most collectors will snipe in the last few seconds of an auction. If you want to protect a value or investment, use a reasonable reserve on the auction if you're worried about waiting to the last few seconds to see how much it will sell for.

Important Clues About Describing Your Nancy Drew Books to Buyers...

This is my chance to influence some sellers or future sellers with some simple advice. Especially if you are selling your books at auction, Take the time to be detailed! It will result in less e-mails from buyers asking for the details. And please post photos showing the front/spine/back of books and if there's any major damage, please show photos of that.

Give your potential buyer/bidder the following information for books with dust jackets:

The Series and total number listed for that series on the front inner flap of the dj

The Series and total number listed for that series on the back inner flap of the dj

The Series and total number listed for that series on the back cover of the dj


Give your potential buyer/bidder the following information for the books themselves:

The Series and total number listed for that series on an inside listing of books--if there is an inside listing--either pre or post text--these lists will be on their own pages, not on the copyright page, if present. ****PLEASE NOTE: Inside lists on a copyright page, are not really indicative of what printing a book is, as those tended to be more random lists and not updated frequently.****

If there is no list of books or pages of advertising either front or back, then note that.

Give your potential buyer/bidder the following information for books that are picture covers--the last listed book on the back cover of the book. If the last listed book for example re: Nancy Drew books, is the Cookbook, then also list the next to last book. And if there are any pre or post text lists - also give that information as well - last listed title. If it's an order form, note that when revealing the last listed title. Those inner lists help too!

The reason for this information, which may seem a bother to some sellers at taking the time to note it, is to be able to distinguish between common and 1st printings/formats, rarities, etc.. I cannot count the number of e-mails I send to sellers asking for this information. If you're selling at eBay you can add the question/answer to the listing via the contact form--I suggest you do that or update your listing descriptions with the info so you'll not get asked repeat questions.

Where Should You Sell Your Books?

You can get instant gratification by selling your books locally to used and antiquarian bookstores or even at antique malls. You won't get much at Half Price Books and maybe even just store credit at the other establishments. If you'd like to make more money on your books, consider selling at the following sites online:

Facebook Group: Sleuthing for Vintage Children's Series Books
Facebook Group: Series Book Swap & Sell

I put together 95% of my extensive collection using eBay in the late 1990s onward. The last few years have really declined in the variety of listings and the amount of unique or scarce collectibles. With all the new rules, regulations, and fees, eBay pretty much drove away the mom and pop sellers who were selling items from grandma's attic--the really good finds! Now you have a mix of lots of modern books from wholesale sellers and just a little bit of vintage items. It can be very hit and miss. You also have resellers who buy in the same market, driving up some prices, when they try to resell these items which has driven away some collectors and sellers as well. I'm not referring to collectors who buy bulk lots and then resell extras. It would be nice to see more mom and pop sellers with these vintage books and collectibles give eBay a chance again. Try it, and see how you like it. If you have quite a variety of series books and/or other items, consider renting a booth at a local antique mall or flea market. These can be great places to sell and collectors are always on the look out at these types of establishments. The Facebook groups for selling are great and quite a few collectors will post their wants or what they're selling or willing to trade there, so it's a good place to show what you have for sale. And, the Facebook groups are free!

In the comments here's what I'd like to hear - share your favorite places to shop for books or collectibles - both locally and online. What has been your best find over the years that you've been collecting?   

Monday, January 21, 2019

31 Days of Nancy Drew Topic #21 Nancy Drew in the Popular Culture

31 Days of Nancy Drew Topic #21

Nancy Drew in the Popular Culture

Since 1930, Nancy Drew has become Mystery's IT Girl. She's a household name, a Pop Culture Icon. She's influenced millions of kids, numerous authors and fans from all walks of life - famous and not so famous and even the women on the Supreme Court. Snoopy females - and even males - get called out for playing Nancy Drew regularly in books, on television and at the movies. There have been many sleuths and series over the years no doubt inspired by Nancy and many popular series on the market today she competes with. She lives on in our hearts and minds and is still in print for the most part. Nostalgia is a powerful thing.

Over the years there have been numerous books written about Nancy Drew and even parodies. While some are now out of print, quite a few are still available and you can always find used copies at sites like eBay and possibly in your local used bookstores. I have a section at my website which highlights these books and other series book related books. For the purposes of this post, I'm going to focus just on the Nancy Drew related books, but there are books about the Stratemeyer Syndicate and some of the Syndicate ghostwriters - and you can check all those out and more at my website.

One of the first books that sparked my interest in collecting everything Nancy Drew was The Nancy Drew Scrapbook by Karen Plunkett-Powell (Nov. 1993, St. Martin's Press, Inc) - it was a fantastic book and I've often heard from other fans who saw this book and it also inspired them to reread and collect.

Devouring this book plus online discussion boards in the early days of the Internet led to over twenty years of collecting, Nancy Drew Sleuths fan group and conventions, my research and writing about Nancy Drew and  the twist-and-turn-filled journey to write a biography about the first Carolyn Keene, Mildred Wirt Benson. Benson was in many ways a real life Nancy Drew and an amazing woman. I recently had an essay about Benson and Nancy Drew published at Smithsonian.com


Other nostalgia inspired books include:

Clues for Real Life: The Classic Wit and Wisdom of Nancy Drew, Nov. 2007, Meredith Books  - shameless plug ;-) - my own book, which I compiled for Meredith Books. I wrote a blog post about this book and how I came to write it and some behind the scenes info if you're interested.  You can get signed copies at The Sleuth Shop.

Rediscovering Nancy Drew - Editors: Carolyn Stewart Dyer, Nancy Tillman Romalov,
Feb. 1995, University of Iowa Press
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak, Sept. 2005, Harcourt
American Sweethearts: Teenage Girls in Twentieth-Century Popular Culture by Ilana Nash, Jan. 2006, Indiana University Press
Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths by Carolyn Carpan, 2008, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
The Girl Sleuth by Bobbie Ann Mason, May 1995, University of Georgia Press
Nancy Drew & Company: Culture, Gender, and Girls' Series by Sherrie A. Inness, Aug. 1997, Bowling Green University Popular Press
The Dark Side of River Heights by Renee Walker, 2004, Lulu Published
The Mystery of Nancy Drew: Girl Sleuth on the Couch by Betsy Caprio, 1992, Source Books.
The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys by Marvin Heiferman, Carole Kismaric, Sept. 1998, Simon & Schuster Trade.
There's even a Nancy Drew Parody book - Confessions of a Teen Sleuth by Chelsea Cain, April 2005, Bloomsbury USA

Nancy Drew's Guide to Life by Jennifer Worick, Sept. 2001, Running Press
The Wisdom of Nancy Drew: The Nancy Drew Guide to Solving Life's Little Mysteries by Dominique Christin, Oct. 2007, Cider Mill Press
The Official Nancy Drew Handbook: Skills, Tips, and Life Lessons by Penny Warner, Nov. 2007, Quirk Books
Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths by Michael G. Cornelius & Melanie E. Gregg, 2008, McFarland & Company


In the comments, did any of you come across the Nancy Drew Scrapbook back in the 1990s and did that inspire you to revisit Nancy Drew and collect? Do you like to read these kinds of books about Nancy Drew or do you prefer to read the books themselves?

Sunday, January 20, 2019

31 Days of Nancy Drew Topic #20 Nancy Drew Scarce Books & Collectibles

31 Days of Nancy Drew Topic #20

Nancy Drew Scarce Books & Collectibles

Is it RARE? Or maybe it's just scarce. I don't want to define any of these items as rare - a term that is often overused by sellers and often what's called rare is just common. By scarce, I mean they seldom come up for sale but have come up enough to not be rare to just less than a handful of times to my knowledge. I have a section on my website - not updated in years, and it needs an update thanks to this posting. My tune has changed a bit about what is scarce or at least appears to be scarce.


Over the years of Nancy Drew publishing history, there have been a few books that are fairly scarce--or hard to find. As far as collectibles go, some are considerably scarce - meaning I've only seen 1 or just a few sell in the last 20 years. There could be a warehouse somewhere full of them, but, in our collecting circles and the usual spots in the wild, you just don't find these often and they are:


1st printings of Old Clock, Staircase, Bungalow, Lilac Inn, Shadow Ranch, Red Gate Farm and Diary - with dust jackets, complete. The blank endpaper books are fairly common - though not always first printings, often early printings listed, but the dust jackets are what is more scarce due to the nature of dust jackets. Of these 7, Lilac Inn and Diary to me are much harder to come by complete. But then again, they are not all as common as later printings, so there are not always firsts of these in dust jacket for sale all the time, so I consider these scarce when firsts and complete with DJs come up for sale.

Larkspur Lane printing with the Nancy Drew Detective movie wrapper - it's the wrapper that is scarce. I imagine many printings with this wrapper exist as to the book, but the wrapper surviving is another story.

1st printing of Crumbling Wall with Judy Bolton titles listed on the back of the dust jacket.

Books 2, 5, 8, and 11 in wrap spine dust jackets from 1950 listing to Wooden Lady - The ones that are misnumbered on the spine of the DJ - those are much harder to find than the hole-punched printings that followed them where they punched out the wrong volume number.

Wanderer hardcovers in dust jacket for books 76-78 - these have been the hardest for me to find. Still missing #76.

Library editions from the 30s/40s and the Grosset & Dunlap library binding of Thirteenth Pearl

Cameo editions with dust jackets of Old Clock and Hidden Staircase seem harder to find than the other Cameos even some of the harder to find Cameos, but I'm not sure I'd completely call these scarce as they do appear from time to time. But, if you wanted either of these in DJ, you may or not find them listed and it may take awhile for them to be at sites like eBay.



I'm not going to include 1 of a kind things like cover art/etc. - obviously those are scarce items as there's only 1 of them. I'm going to include things that seldom have come up for sale to my knowledge in the last 20 years I've been collecting at eBay/etc.

TV Show:

The Nancy Drew watch and the puzzle in the canister.


Lantern slides and press kits - these do not surface as often as posters and lobby cards/etc.

Book Collectibles:

Madame Alexander doll complete with all accessories/tag/box is not that common to see - and some would include this. But, more than that are these items which are more scarce - Printer blocks, Cereal boxes (not repros), the Datebook/Homework Planner, Old Lace book audio tape. Original vintage book displays like the Haunted House display. The rest of the collectibles come up for sale often enough I wouldn't include them in a list of most scarce. Some of them are not easy to find, but they don't make my top list. I've seen enough white diaries for instance over the years at eBay to not consider that item truly scarce. To compare, I've never seen a haunted house display, only one Nancy Drew TV show watch, etc. Like I said above, there may be a warehouse of these things somewhere, but I'm not aware of it.

So your philosophy to collecting should be BOLO - Be On The Lookout - you never know when something  might turn up or where. The hunt is fun, so branch out and make it fun. eBay is still a site to find things--it's not like it was in its heyday, but I still find things from time to time. Happy Sleuthing.

In the comments, what is the most scarce collectible you own? Do you have any on my list here? Is there something I'm forgetting?

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

31 Days of Nancy Drew Topic #19 Nancy Drew Modern Collectibles to Collect

31 Days of Nancy Drew Topic #19

Nancy Drew Modern Collectibles to Collect

We've looked at Movie, TV and vintage/classic book collectibles. Now our last main category of collectibles is the modern collectibles and merchandise from the mid-80s to present day which focuses on the spinoff series like the Nancy Drew Files and then the modern series like Girl Detective and Diaries plus merchandise that has been created by companies in the last couple of decades focusing on both classic and the modern series and spinoffs - and of course what's coming out today.

I've spent quite a bit of time cataloging all of my collectible items and paper ephemera and most is up at my Pinterest page in various board categories. I even have a board of missing collectibles - the ones that got away that I missed or got outbid on at eBay. So check those out and see what there is to collect out there and what might inspire you to branch out in your collecting.


The earliest of this category of collectibles would be items related to the Nancy Drew Files series. I showcased some of the Notebooks/Clue Crew collectibles in the previous blogs on those books so won't repeat those here. For the Files, there was actually a planned clothing line River Heights Country Club but it was never produced. What we do have is mostly promo items and advertising items including booklets and bookmarks, cover flats, cover art, boxed sets and more. You can view what I have at this Pinterest board and I'll show a sampling of these items here.


Her Interactive, the company that makes the fun Nancy Drew Computer Games has created another set of collectibles since they debuted their first game in the late 1990s - the games, strategy guides, their own merchandise, and fun promo/marketing items and contest prizes which range from journals, cameras, bags, Koko Kringle bars and more. Visit their website to check out the games and merchandise.

When the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories (1-175) was discontinued in 2003, 2004 ushered in a new era of Nancy Drew collecting as we started to get more merchandising out of Simon & Schuster. They started pushing the brand more than they had previously, so we got quite a bit of merchandise in the last 14 years and they continue to get the brand out there as new companies come on board to license Nancy Drew. I won't go into the hoards of unlicensed merchandise that you can find online where people use Nancy Drew images to make jewelry/etc. - as that's illegal and those people are violating copyright/trademark laws. Several items a year S&S will go through some sites online and force the removal of products, as they should. My focus here will be on actual licensed/legal merchandise.


When Girl Detective debuted in 2004 there was a lot of publicity and marketing which resulted in a lot of promo items and then there have been some merchandising items related to this series--not many, most companies when they license tend to go toward classic Nancy Drew images, which sell better overall. Promo items include party bags, tees, sunglasses, press kits, posters, cover flats, advance review copies, a puzzle, games. For the Nancy Drew Diaries series, there are some advertising items and art prints from the cover illustrator Erin McGuire. For these 2 series, you can see some of these items here and others on the main Pinterest board -  but also check out the modern advertising board too for more and the cover art board.


In a previous posting, I went over promo items related to the graphic novels and comics so won't repeat those here.

The rest of the modern merchandise put out by licensee companies focuses on classic Nancy Drew books and images. There have been reprints - published by Applewood Books of the first 21 Nancy Drew books - they no longer print these but you can find them online or in the wild at bookstores. There were advertising items from Applewood Books including a neat poster which I have stored so don't have the image at Pinterest yet. Literarture, no longer in business, did neat reproduction dust jackets and posters - I don't have these at Pinterest yet. Other companies that have licensed include Andrews McMeel (calendars), American Greetings (ornament for 75th), Gumshoe Girls (jewelry, clothing, bags), Specialty Board Games (mystery party game), Mattel (Tangled Tales game), Chronicle Books (stationary), American Girl (mini Nancy Drew books to go with dolls), Rizzoli (calendar), Tonner Doll Company (doll), Poof-Slinky (puzzle), Jen's Ideas (clothing), Majesco (Nintendo games), Popcorn Posters (posters/magnets), THQ (Nintendo games), Book Bagz (book bags), Sutherland Games, LLC (The Nancy Drew Boardgame), and Moda Fabrics (Get A Clue Nancy Drew line of fabrics) - these companies no longer license Nancy Drew to create new products and most of these things are no longer available to purchase new but you can find them used/resold as new sometimes. You can see some of these things here -  and at my Nancy Drew website.

Current companies licensing Nancy Drew include Card.com (visa debit cards with Nancy Drew images on them), Out of Print Clothing (tees/bags), Her Interactive (computer games and merchandise), Alicia Klein (leather accessories), Litographs (tees, posters, totes, pillows, blankets), Paper Studio Press (paper dolls), Dynamite Comics (comics), Cobble Hill ( puzzles), and my company - Nancy Drew Sleuths (lots of goodies at our Sleuth Shop and Cafe Press shops, conventions, zine The Sleuth). There are other one-offs or interesting items like the Barnes &  Noble Old Attic Bags, special editions from Penguin like the Cookbook/Sleuth Book reprints and the Lost Files book, gifts books like the magnetic widsom set or the mini Running Press Nancy Drew Guide to Life, dollhouse books and other little one-off finds you'll see at my Pinterest board. You can see a lot of these items here and at my website here.

Visit The Sleuth Shop and The Drewtique (our section for handcrafted wares from your fellow Sleuths) and then our Cafe Press Nancy Drew Shop.

What's on tap for the future? Her Interactive has a new game coming out - Midnight in Salem - this year. From another company, there's a game in the works but don't have much details on that yet and we all continue to produce new things. There are some other things on my modern collectibles Pinterest board which may or may not be licensed items or are sort of loosely tied because they play on the theme - like Nancy Brew items - the collectibles from this line of beer from Books N' Brews for instance so you'll see some variety on that board too like that.


I've pictured a sampling here - but there's a lot more, so check out the website links and Pinterest board links I've included to see it all. As always, if you have a collectible produced, used, marketed in the period from the mid-80s to present day that I don't have at Pinterest either in the link above or the missing ones board there,  please share it here and let me know what else we're missing out on! That's the fun of collecting, getting to sleuth for more things.


In the comments, tell me if you collect beyond the books and classic/vintage collectibles and like to acquire the various modern collectibles? Do you collect anything Nancy Drew or do you stick to a specific type? What is your favorite modern Nancy Drew collectible you own?