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10 pieces of 'junk' you might have in the attic that could be valuable antiques

A good purging can be soul-cleansing. You get rid of things you no longer want or need, and there is just something freeing about letting go of “things.” However, before you get rid of anything, you should always make sure you aren’t throwing out money.
Chances are that some of the things you don’t want, someone else desires. You could sell those old things for new stuff. Check out this list to see if you have anything you should set aside or sell because of its collectible value.
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1. Typewriter
In an age of computers, typewriters are definitely relics. Though most people prefer computers, there is a small segment of the population that enjoys them. Those people are willing to pay big bucks for old typewriters. Valuable typewriters include the bubblegum pink Quiet De Luxe by Royal Typewriter.
2. Antique safe
Old safes are actually practical antiques. They can store your valuables and add decorative flair.
3. Rocking chair
Antique rocking chairs that are valuable are handcrafted, artisan pieces made from good quality wood.
4. Books that are first edition
First editions of books are rare, especially if a book was popular. First editions sometimes contain errors that aren’t in subsequent editions. For instance, the first edition of Harry Potter has a well-known typo. Only 500 copies of the book were printed before the typo was caught. A first edition of that book is worth between $40,000-$55,000, according to Yahoo.
5. Antique computers
Still got that Apple IIe in your garage? Don’t chuck it. Sell it. Personal computers from the beginning of the age of computers can be valuable. A first edition Apple sold for $900,000 according to Elle Decor.
6. Vintage trunk
Old trunks from luggage companies such as Louis Vuitton are worth thousands. Sometimes these have the labels from the ships on which they traveled.
7. Old deeds to land
Old land deeds are not rare, so most aren’t valuable. The only ones that are collectible reference people who are famous or well-known.
8. Old-school football programs
Early programs from colleges such as Harvard and Yale are rare due to the fragile nature of paper. They are very valuable to collectors.
9. Vintage silverware
Silverware is typically a family heirloom. Good quality silverware can be handed down from generation to generation. Tiffany and Gorham are two brands that are valuable. Complete sets are worth more than incomplete sets.
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10. Antique perfume bottles
Believe it or not, there are auctions devoted just to perfume bottles. There is no one reason why a perfume bottle is collectible. According to Elle Decor, the bottle could be collectible because of rareness, the glass maker or a host of other reasons.
Resources Elle Decor, Country Living, and Yahoo
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