40 Common Items Most People Don’t Know Are Valuable

By Shannon
40 Common Items Most People Don’t Know Are Valuable

If you are planning to help clean out your parent’s or grandparent’s basements, attics, and garages, don’t give away all of their stuff before reading this article. You never know if your objects are worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Keep in mind that the condition and rarity of your objects has a lot to do with its value, so not everything in these categories are considered valuable. For example, some comic books might be worth pennies, while others are worth a half million dollars. So don’t become a hoarder by holding on to worthless junk in the hopes that everything you own will be worth a fortune some day. All it takes is a little bit of homework to figure out what it’s really worth. 

If you’re not sure just how much your objects are worth, download the eBay app and check out “sold” listings to see what items are going for on a regular basis. These are 40 things you might find in your attic that are worth a pretty penny.

Copper cookware is making a big comeback, and even used pieces sell for good money. Credit: William Sonoma on Pinterest

40. Copper Cookware

Copper is making a huge comeback, and nearly every store with a home goods section is trying to peddle the fake stuff. Some people are actually willing to pay big bucks for vintage French copper pots, pans, and other kitchen items, because they are both fashionable and truly great to cook with.

If you ever come across vintage copper cookware, it may have already started to turn black from age, but that doesn’t mean it’s ruined. The beautiful thing about real copper is that you can always polish it until it is shiny again. Depending on the brand and condition, true copper cookware can sell second-hand for $50 per piece up to several hundred dollars per piece.