Spring Cleaning and Valuable Treasures Found

By DB
@dgobucks226 (26981)
May 7, 2021 7:40pm CST
Spring is a time to start anew. A time to go through the house discarding old stuff you have been storing accumulating dust and spider webs. Well, before you take those items to Goodwill, the Salvation Army, do a Yard Sale, or list them online for a few bucks, you might want to do some research first. You just might have something of value stored away! Items like dolls, old typewriters, vintage dishes, cuckoo clocks, toys and jewelry are a few keepsakes that go back decades and could be valuable. In my case, I wish my Mom hadn't thrown my 1960's collection of baseball cards in the trash when I went away to college. That was a spring cleaning that proved costly for me when the card values shot up many years later. Which brings me to my questions for today... Did you ever throw out some old item you thought was worthless only to find out it was valuable years later? What was the item? Or, did you discover a valuable item cleaning up you had stored away and successfully sold it? Source info- Country Living Photo- popsugar.com
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@ShyBear88 (45729)
• United States
8 May
Yea to m ah things for the 80’s 90’s that are pretty valuable. My husbands says a bunch of his old Pokémon cards that his mom tossed.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
Yes, certain trading cards like Pokemon have value. Here are some other interesting items from the 70's worth quite a bit of money today: Nancy Drew books and lunch boxes, Sports Illustrated Board Games, rare comic books and model trains.
@ShyBear88 (45729)
• United States
10 May
@dgobucks226 we sold some comic books a few months back when my neighbor brought me a bunch to our house: he didn’t care what we did with them so we brought this to places that buys and sell comics.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
13 May
@ShyBear88 Wish I had kept mine. I had many. Guess they were thrown out during a spring cleaning. You probably received a few bucks for those comics. Especially if you had some that were rare finds.
@rebelann (85300)
• El Paso, Texas
8 May
But who is going to buy those valuables? Other than precious metals or gems most other items are only valuable if there are buyers willing to pay.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
Depends on the items. There are buyers out there if you have the right one. just look on Ebay for example. I've sold vinyl albums and a Koss headset on there also used Craigslist where you can list for free. Then in my area there are Antique dealers or Pawn shops who may be interested.
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@rebelann (85300)
• El Paso, Texas
10 May
That's true, it does depend on the items and collectors of those items. I don't shop on ebay.
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@kaylachan (20326)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 May
No, and no. Usually the oppsite. Things are only valuable if they can be authinticated and if they are kept in good condition. Which most things aren't.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
Yes, good point. You really have to be forward thinking to hold onto something a long time and keep it in pristine condition.
@kareng (35462)
• United States
8 May
I lost all my dolls. I had some Barbie dolls from the 60's that my dad threw up in the top of a garage and the rats got them all . Very sad over that as the original dolls were very valuable. I also lost baseball cards. I had left those in our home in Louisiana that one of our daughters and boyfriend were living in when the house flooded. I had asked her to get everything up high in the closets. My photos albums were in closet and baseball cards. Well she thought HER things were more importannt and I lost all of my photos back to when I started taking photos as a kid.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
Those Barbie dolls are valuable. According to the article I posted, special edition Barbie dolls go for $250-500 dollars! That tragic about the photos. You can't reclaim those memories. Here are some other interesting items from the 70's worth quite a bit of money today: Nancy Drew books and lunch boxes, Sports Illustrated Board Games, rare comic books and model trains.
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@kareng (35462)
• United States
11 May
@dgobucks226 I had the whole set of Nancy Drew books also at one time. And some of those Barbies are around $1200 now!!
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
13 May
@kareng Wow! That is some expensive Lady
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@Shavkat (112767)
• Philippines
8 May
Early last year, we have so unpacked boxed since we moved to a new house. They are valuable and we left the old things that we think are useless in the old house.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
What kind of valuable items were they? Here are some other interesting items from the 70's worth quite a bit of money today: cartoon mechanical watches, thor pez dispenser, Star Wars figurines, Boy Scout memorabilia, and antique chests/trunks.
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@Shavkat (112767)
• Philippines
11 May
@dgobucks226 These are family memorabilia and other stuff. We are planning to unpack them when settling to a more permanent abode for the family.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
12 May
@Shavkat I see. Thanks for your response
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@Dena91 (13659)
• United States
8 May
Once I get rid of something I don't think about it again. I doubt anything I got rid of would ever be considered valuable later on in life.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
Yes, once it's gone it's gone for good. Valuable or not. Here's a checklist of more items... Hopefully you had no items on it Here are some other interesting items from the 70's worth quite a bit of money today: Nancy Drew books and lunch boxes, Sports Illustrated Board Games, rare comic books and model trains. Here are some other interesting items from the 70's worth quite a bit of money today: cartoon mechanical watches, thor pez dispenser, Star Wars figurines, Boy Scout memorabilia, and antique chests/trunks.
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@LindaOHio (67163)
• United States
8 May
We have collected a lot of valuable items over the years; but I gave a lot of them to Goodwill and the Salvation Army -- We had boxes and boxes of them. I wish I had my Beatles' trading cards that I threw away along with many other 60's items.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
Bet you could of found buyers for those Beatles cards! Wish I had kept all my vinyl Beatles albums. Here are some other interesting items from the 70's worth quite a bit of money today: Nancy Drew books and lunch boxes, Sports Illustrated Board Games, rare comic books and model trains.
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@LindaOHio (67163)
• United States
11 May
@dgobucks226 I still have my Beatles vinyl. I used to have Nancy Drew books and a Trigger lunch box. I wish I had some of the games new, pristine and in the box...
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
13 May
@LindaOHio Those Nancy books still hold some value and a lunch box in excellent condition can be worth quite a lot. Price range$30 and up! Yes, some of those board games are worth a pretty penny. The Sports Illustrated game goes for $90 and up!
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
8 May
What treasures you have found. I have found valuable items before.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
I wish I had collected those items in my post, lol. What did you have of value? Here are some other interesting items from the 70's worth quite a bit of money today: cartoon mechanical watches, thor pez dispenser, Star Wars figurines, Boy Scout memorabilia, and antique chests/trunks.
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@CarolDM (136529)
• United States
10 May
@dgobucks226 Many of my son's toys, Star Wars, football cards, etc.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
12 May
@CarolDM Yes, those have value and interested buyers
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@LadyDuck (339988)
• Switzerland
8 May
I think that "theoretically" some things look valuable, but if you try to sell them, nobody buys.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
12 May
@LadyDuck Yes, I understand... jewelry would be a desirable item to buy.
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@LadyDuck (339988)
• Switzerland
12 May
@dgobucks226 They weight the jewels and pay you the price of the gold. No one wants old fashioned jewels.
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@RebeccasFarm (33008)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
8 May
Oh dear..your baseball cards.. Is your dear Mom gone from you DB?
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
I got over it OT. Mom's are more precious than a few bucks. I miss mine often
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
10 May
@dgobucks226 Yes I grieve mine still DB I understand RIP both our dear beloved Moms
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
13 May
@RebeccasFarm Yes OT... Mom's can fill many roles, but no one can fill theirs
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@allen0187 (49152)
• Philippines
8 May
My CDs, DVSs, and cassette tape collections. My mom threw all of it when I moved houses and had to leave most of my collection behind at our home.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
Oh no! Tragic! I've received some money from selling CD's, cassettes and Vinyl records over the years. Enough sold to buy myself a nice dinner at a restaurant. Here are some other interesting items from the 70's worth quite a bit of money today: cartoon mechanical watches, thor pez dispenser, Star Wars figurines, Boy Scout memorabilia, and antique chests/trunks.
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@allen0187 (49152)
• Philippines
11 May
@dgobucks226 agree with you. There's money in memorabilia. Some people's trash are other people's treasures.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
13 May
@allen0187 Yes, I've heard that
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@just4him (244519)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 May
I told my children to clean the playroom. I also promised if they didn't, I would throw out everything left lying around. My son lets me know often I threw out the now valuable first edition Star Wars figures. I told him, he needed to clean the room or face the consequences.
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
13 May
Oh well, you warned him. He got the message the hard way and it wound up being costly
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@just4him (244519)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 May
@dgobucks226 Yes, I did. I had no problem throwing out all those toys.
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@nela13 (41985)
• Portugal
8 May
I think I haven't throw away valuable things
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@dgobucks226 (26981)
10 May
That's good! You'd kick yourself in the butt if you did, lol.
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@nela13 (41985)
• Portugal
10 May
@dgobucks226 ahahahah, probably
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@JimBo452020 (50520)
• Montrose, Scotland
13 May
We did our spring clean in November when we moved mouse. And that's why I can't find anything.
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