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5 Collectibles You Should Put in Storage

Out with the old and in with the new? Don't be so fast to trash your old gear when cleaning out your home this year. You never know how much of that "trash" could really be a hidden treasure. To help you identify a few of those hidden gems, we've compiled a list of 5 collectible items that you might want to put into storage.

1. Rare records
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In the vinyl record world, the rarer the record, the more valuable it is. A promotional record with the misspelling of Paul MaCartney's name sold for $10,974 on eBay! So, think twice when cleaning out your old vinyls because there may be a hidden treasure in the mix.

2. Comic Books
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Your childhood love of comic books may prove to be extremely valuable one day. Be sure to keep your collection in pristine condition by storing it in one of our climate-controlled units.

3. Action Figures
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A $3 Star Wars action figure bought in 1985 could be worth thousands more today! One of the first versions of a Darth Vader action figure sold for $30,000 on eBay. Hold on to your childhood collectibles by storing them away.

4. Vintage Bikes
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Believe it or not but vintage bikes are highly collectible. A vintage 1897 bicycle made of hickory wood was sold for $16,600 on eBay!

5. Prints from emerging artists
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Image via Banksy.co.uk

Banksy's visit to New York this year sparked an intense amount of attention with one of his pieces racking up $615,000 at an auction. Earlier this year, the secretive graffiti artist sold eight canvases worth thousands for only $60 each! A decade ago, a collector paid $250 for a Banksy piece only to sell it for $15,859 years later. So, if you are a budding art collector or are looking to simply decorate your walls, remember to hold onto your collection because it might be worth much more someday.

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  • I never used to understand the craziness behind collecting such things people, until one day I got interested in different shapes of glass bottles. I don’t remember exactly the interest began, but now I’ve got around 1500 bottles of different shapes, colors and designs. It is really AMAZING. People who once I thought was crazy, now are the COOLEST. Fans of movies and movie stars collecting their symbolic items, these are really great. Here is one of the great collectibles people, especially James Bond Fans, will love to have. (But will be heavy on your wallet)
    http://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/your-questions/awesome-james-bond-memorabilia/