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PremierLeague-News.Com - Unwanted old toys, VHS tapes and coins could be worth thousands
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Lockdown has inspired many of us to have a clear out and get rid of things we no longer need. But as valuable items can be found in most homes, it's worth checking before dumping them in the bin. Irish Pickers' star Ian Dowling enthralled viewers during the most recent episode of The Late Late Show when he revealed what we could be hoarding in the attic without realising - and people were fascinated to know the value of these objects like historic memorabilia, celebrity artefacts, rare coins and important letters. The Irish Mirror has put together a list of 10 items that are worth some money that you might still have in the on a dusty shelf in the garage or boxed up in the attic. Two rare telephones from the 1950s sold for £6,500 at a Staffordshire auction (Image: Birmingham Mail) Rotary Phones Remember these? The old dial-up phones might be completely alien to younger generations who might not know how to use them, but some of rarer models can be worth hundreds. Vintage Guinness sign Some of these signs that might have donned the walls of your parents' home could fetch a bit of money on the market. Vintage metal signs from brands like Guinness can fetch up to £140. Certain video games Retro game and consoles are also a potential goldmine, with some collectors willing to pay a tidy sum for certain titles. Copies of Mario Kart 64 for the Nintendo 64 are being sold on eBay for close to £70, while a NES version of the classic game Zelda is being auctioned for more than £430. Old money Coins used in previous decades can fetch a staggering amount of cash, with the 1943 Florin (2 Shilling) coin being the rarest of the rare. From an initial minting of just over two million, only 35 of these coins remain in existence. If one of those 35 are sitting underneath your floorboard, then you're in for a treat as coin valuers estimate it's worth at least £6,500. VHS tapes VHS video cassette (Image: Getty Images) Good old VHS tapes can be worth quite a bit of money.
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. Copies of The Empire Strikes Back can fetch up to £40 and more and there's a healthy market for classic Disney animated films too. Lunchboxes Who would have guessed the metal lunchbox you used in primary school would become a lucrative novelty? If you happen to have a matching thermos, your set could be worth a lot more.
Stereo equipment Some collectors are still willing to spend good money on the old-school equipment, with this Sony Walkman WM-EX615 Personal Cassette Player being sold for £73 with plenty of bids on eBay. A Sony MiniDisc player is also enticing bids of over £200 on the online auction site. Old toys Your favourite old toy may be a distant memory, but it could be worth some nice cash today. Some old Cabbage Patch dolls are worth hundreds alone.
Cabbage Patch Doll
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Porcelain Dolls If anyone in your family has kept a certain vintage or antique doll in prime condition,it could be worth thousands. Porcelain dolls made 80 to 100 years ago or more can be quite valuable. Most will have a manufacturer's stamp on them and a marking indicating the year they were made and if the condition is decent and they're rare, you could be in luck. Sewing machines Some vintage sewing machines can be sold for quite a sum. A vintage Singer Featherweight 222K machine is being sold for £622 on eBay and has been the subject of a bidding war.
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