I’m an auction expert and these are the everyday items that are now worth £100 – from Lego kits to a popular Ikea vase
YOUR house could be full of hidden treasures. . . You just have to know where to look.
Moneymaking and Pawnbrokers This Morning expert Dan Hatfield says households have £76billion worth of unwanted items that are normally thrown away.
So instead of sending these little treasures to the landfill, unlock their hidden value by turning them into cash.
Dan said, “We’re a nation of undersellers.
“It’s so important that you do your research and find out exactly how much is owed to you.”
From Pyrex dinnerware to beanie babies, follow Dan’s guide to the treasure trove waiting to be discovered in your humble abode.
ON AVERAGE old tech sits in drawers and cupboards for £814.
Mint old Super Nintendos and limited edition Game Boys in good condition can fetch hundreds.
Video games are also a great source of extra income.
The 1990’s Mario Kart NES is currently fetching over £100 on Ebay.
I’ve also seen the classic Legend Of Zelda game cost up to £450.
OLD comics are collectible thanks to the nostalgia factor.
The vast majority worth anything are American and tend to be issues when introducing new heroes or villains.
A comic featuring Spiderman sold on eBay in 2014 for £3.2million.
However, British comics can also be worth a lot.
The first edition Dandy is worth £5,000 and if you have the original whistle that came with it as a free gift, that’s all worth £20,000.
According to eBay, OLD everyday furniture is worth five times as much today as it was ten years ago.
This is largely due to an increased demand for sustainability and more households looking to recycle and upcycle furniture.
Check out sites like eBay and Etsy to get an idea of what type of furniture is selling well.
Not only old wardrobes and chests of drawers made of oak and elm wood make a brisk trade.
Even early Ikea furniture and housewares that are no longer in production are worth more than their original cost.
Skamt vases from Ikea – originally just 75p – can fetch up to £15 each, while multi-coloured sets can reach £90.
Every grandma or mum has a few of these glass bowls – and even the simplest kind can fetch you between £50 and £100.
It’s no surprise that many of these are dumped, but they have an ever-growing cult following.
Kitsch is often the key to hidden treasures, so the more retro your dishes are, the more they can bring in.
There are a few specific ones to look out for.
The gold gourmet casserole dish from the 1961 promo can cost £1,500.
And a Lucky In Love patterned casserole dish can fetch up to £4,800.
The flashier and more dated your item, the better.
Children from their 80’s and 90’s are all grown up now and have disposable income.
So when it comes to toys that were popular in their heyday, they can complete the collection.
A Princess Diana commemorative hat recently sold for £60,000 and a Peanut Royal Elephant beanie can be worth £4,000.
Original Furbies will fetch £700 if in pristine condition.
Movie merchandise can also set you a buck or two.
Original Jurassic Park action figures are very popular and a T-Rex figure costs £3,000.
Mint condition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures can fetch you anywhere from £200 to £800.
You can earn a cool £5,000 with a Polly Pocket Partytime Stamper.
HUNT the old sewing machine lying untouched in your attic.
Thanks to sustainability and the cost of living crisis, everyone now wants to do and mend.
Sewing machines fetch hundreds of pounds.
Look out for a vintage Singer Featherweight, model 222k.
One of these currently costs £750.
LEGO is one of the most collectible items in the world – and limited editions and rare models will always sell well.
A 2007 Star Wars Millennium Falcon set is currently priced at £7,000, which is 20 times its original value.
As with any collectible item, value depends on condition,
If your LEGO is missing parts or is clearly very used, you will see a depreciation in value.
Items that are still in their original packaging cost much more.
YOU can make new money out of good old money.
Old currency, and especially limited edition 50p pieces, can be worth a lot more than their monetary value.
A 2012 5p can cost between £40 and £100 each.
Meanwhile, the Kew Garden 2009 coin can reach up to £200.
They are all still floating around so make sure to check your wallet if you already have one.
THESE porcelain figurines that you used to see on mantels everywhere are now worth a lot.
Surprisingly, the demand for the whimsical characters comes from the markets of Japan and the Middle East as well as from the USA.
Buyers love the kitsch factor – especially statuettes from the 1980s and 1990s.
A 1990 Romeo & Juliet figurine can cost as much as £1,000.
Even the ones gathering dust on your grandma’s side table could sell for £200 to £300.
Resale value depends on how many designs were made at the time and their condition.
I suspect thousands of these have been thrown in the trash, but they’re worth a fortune if you find the right market.
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