From old books to stuffed toys and board games to ancient tech, old clutter can be a potential gold mine that could earn you thousands of pounds, if you know what to look out for.
Storage expert Vlatka Lake from Space Station has revealed the old items you should look out for in your loft as they can sell for three figure sums.
What to look out for:Beanie Babies – up to £350,000They were all the rage in the ’90s. A host of the stuffed toys, including Peanut the Elephant and Peace Garcia, go for four figure sums online, while a 1997 bear commemorating Princess Diana once sold for £350,000.
Harry Potter books – up to £40,000According to a list of criteria from AbeBooks, original versions can sell from as little as £200 to more than £40,000.
Old money – up to £300It’s well worth examining old copper jars for rare coins. For example, 20 pence pieces with no date on them and two pence coins from 1983 with the words ‘New Pence’ on them can sell for hundreds of pounds.
LEGO – up to £7,000There is demand for rare individual LEGO blocks while old LEGO sets can also sell for thousands. The 2007 edition of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon is available on Amazon for more than £7,000, 20 times its original value.
Tech – up to £500Many classic games consoles and music devices hold their worth and sometimes sell for big money. The resurgence in popularity of record players has seen their price rocket, and old games consoles such as the SNES or Nintendo 64 can now sell for several hundreds of pounds. Old Apple products are also worth looking for. An iPod Classic in mint condition can be sold for more than £200.
Where to selleBay and Amazon give access to thousands of potential buyers from all over the world. There are also websites that specialise in buying specific items, such as books and coins.
What you should keep hold ofFirst edition versions of modern books are a good thing to keep or check out books given to you as a kid. Plus original versions of tech like the Amazon Echo.