Could You Be Sitting On a Small Fortune?
Did you celebrate the two recent bank holidays by going out, having a quiet day in or did you decide to make the most of it by having a good clear out? If, like many others, you found yourself sorting out the house or garden, did you come across bel
Did you celebrate the two recent bank holidays by going out, having a quiet day in or did you decide to make the most of it by having a good clear out? If, like many others, you found yourself sorting out the house or garden, did you come across belongings you haven’t unearthed in years? Those old toys, dolls, ornaments or jewellery that have been lying around could be worth something!
Here’s a list of the most common vintage items people find in their loft or garage that are worth more than they think.
Original Cabbage Patch Kid
During the 1980s, Xavier Roberts’ - the founder of the Cabbage Patch Dolls, made a break through with his unique collection. Nearly 40 years later, his dolls are still being sold worldwide but unsurprisingly for a lot more than they were back then. Depending on the model, they are now going for anything from £20 to £3,000.
Vinyl’s seem to get more popular each year and the cost increases with them. Dependent on the artist in question these old-school disks can sell for thousands. Amongst the hundreds in your loft, you might find one or two actually worth something. Were you ever a fan of The Beatles? If so you will be pleased to hear that the “Please, Please Me” vinyl album is worth £7,500?
When clearing out did you find any old teddy bears? Perhaps you found a rare and valuable Beanie Baby? The popular 90’s stuffed animals are selling on eBay from £50 and reaching up to £7,000 each.
The value of a typewriter really depends on its condition and age. For example, the Pink Royal Quiet Deluxe typewriter was made in 1957 and is selling for £422. However, prices vary from £30 to £500+ so it’s worth getting yours checked out by a vintage expert.
Maybe you found items you’re not willing to give up yet, regardless of the price. If so, why not keep your valuables safe in one of our secure self-storage units? Myspace are the perfect solution for storing vintage items to avoid damage. For more information on our services contact a member of our team today on 01843 602020.