Christmas collectibles continue to bring high values in the secondary marketplace, especially rare pieces. Some of the most valuable items date back to the late-1800s, and those older than this rarely come up for sale today. In general, most antiques and collectibles should be in excellent condition to bring a high value but sometimes rarity overrules condition. In other words, when an item is rare enough, collectors will pay a high price to own it even if it's not in pristine, or mint, condition. Early Christmas collectibles often fall into this category.