Hidden Treasures People Might Not Know Are Extremely Valuable

With the emergence of shows like American Pickers and Pawn Stars people are starting to realize that something they might have thought of as junk can be extremely valuable. The rarity of certain items makes them valuable while other items could have to do with their popularity. The internet has made it far easier to assess the value of certain items while experts are needed to price others. The best thing that an individual can do is to be as informed about items they think might be valuable as possible. Most experts will give free estimates of value if an item is rare enough otherwise they might not take the time to do so. The following are hidden treasures that people might not know are extremely valuable.

Sports Cards

Sports cards used to be one of the most popular things that a person could collect especially for the younger generation. Some of these cards can be worth thousands of dollars but it does take time to check them. There are different brands of cards and the difference between a regular card and rookie card can be huge in terms of value or rarity. The condition of the cards makes a huge difference as everyone wants a valuable card in mint condition rather than having it bent on the sides or with any other defects. Research is necessary as the market for certain players brings in more money than others that fans might not have adored.

Faberge Eggs

Faberge eggs are known to be valuable but people do not understand just how valuable that they can be depending on a variety of factors. A Faberge egg price depends on its rarity as well as the materials that it is made out of. These are usually designed with jewels as well as expensive metals as it was seen as a centerpiece in many homes whether they were in Russia or the US. If for some reason a person sees one of these items for sale at a low price it is worth the gamble as they could have a priceless heirloom to pass down to generation after generation. The top valued Faberge eggs can be worth millions so keep an eye out as it seems like only billionaires have these or people who have inherited them.

Popular Products With Manufacturing Defects

There are popular products that might have manufacturing defects that were unintentionally released to the public. This could include a misspelling or even having a very low production number which means it was one of the first produced. Take the time to look at the items that might be put in a garage sale to see if any might have something wrong with it that actually makes it far more valuable. Money that is misprinted like that of coins or specific paper currency can be valuable as well. The trick is knowing where to look so people that handle money regularly for their job could start stocking up on defective currency.


People understand that coins carry value but most do not understand how much value that a single coin could have. The one thing about coins is that if stolen they can be hard track down as well as easy to sell online. Take the time to look at that coin box that a family member passed down as it could have coins that are no longer in production. Defects in coins as in products mentioned above can really drive the price of a single coin way up.

Take the time to see what things in the home could have value that otherwise would have been donated or thrown out. This could be very profitable if done in the correct way so stay aware.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.