If ever there was a good time to bust out your grandmother’s old dinnerware, it would be now. Collections of sterling silver cutlery can be worth anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars. If you have a complete set from a famous brand like Tiffany, you could be in for a real payday.
Sterling silver holds inherent value as a precious metal, but some antique silver pieces can be even more valuable than their silver content would designate.
Not all, or even most, of these black boxes are worth anything. As DVDs, Blu-Ray, and now streaming has come, this outdated tech hasn't retained its value all that well. However, a Black Diamond Disney VHS tape has been found to be quite valuable.
During April 2019, there was a set of Disney Black Diamond VHS tapes on eBay for $1,000, another listing for a single “Aladdin” tape at $1,300, and a sealed “Beauty and the Beast” tape with a going price of $1,500. If you were a collector, you might be sitting on a treasure trove!
Depending on the rarity, design, and condition of the chest in your attic, it could be worth plenty. The most expensive is usually French-made chest (such as Louis Vuitton) from some time in the eighteen hundreds, which can get up to the full twenty grand. But even some from this era languish down near the price of soda crates, for a few affordable hundred.
On the other hand, whether restored or in their original state, some natural chests can still bring in anywhere from five hundred to a thousand dollars. Functional, stylish, and expensive – the perfect Mother's Day gift.
Kanye West is one of the most influential and famous celebrities of the twenty-tens, and between the years of 2009 and 2014, the rapper partnered with Nike to produce the Nike Air Yeezy, though the brand has moved to Adidas recently. Sneakerheads rejoiced for both versions, which resulted in higher prices.
Most Yeezys aren't considered vintage just yet, but keep them in good condition and they'll fetch a high price. Think about this: The Air Yeezy 2 Red Octobers hit shelves in 2012, and cost $245. Now, they resell at $7,500. Like we said: good condition. Those puppies could pay for a new house if you're lucky.
David Bowie’s ‘Diamond Dogs’ Vinyl
Usually, we look at collections or genres of items, but here's one that is just one single item that is really worth something. When David Bowie released his “Diamond Dogs” LP on vinyl, the cover created a stir. He's always pushed the envelope, but this was too much even for the record label. The cover had a cartoonish Bowie with a dog bottom half.
The label pulled it before too long, which means copies that did get sold now go for anywhere between $2,500 and $7,500, even if most music fans won't want to part with a tangible piece of history.