7 Things Lying Around Your House You Didn’t Know Are Valuable

Remember that time you accidentally stepped on a Lego, swore a bit and then grabbed the piece and chucked it as far as you could? Or do you remember scoffing at your mum’s old VHS set because they’re just SO old?

Well, joke’s on you, mate! Old is the new treasure.

There’s probably heaps of stuff that you haven’t used in long time just lying around your house. You may see it all as useless, but some of it could actually be worth a lot more than you think.

From silly toys to vintage books, check out 7 things lying around your house that you didn’t know are valuable!


While I’m sure you’re still bitter about stepping on that little Lego piece, you should probably fetch it right now. Turns out Lego collections and even individual pieces sell for big bucks on the Interweb.

Don’t believe me? As I’m writing this, there’s a ‘Light Gray Monorail Track Ramp Lower Part’ (so yes, just one piece) on sale for $156.38. Some pieces have sold for more than $1,000 and collections for more than $10,000.

Pokémon Cards

Confession: I LOVED Pokémon growing up and still have a binder full of them from more than a decade ago. For those of you who can relate, do not discard your cards!

Three years ago, an ultra rare Japanese Pikachu card was on sale for $100,000. With 13 days left on the auction, the vendor already received an offer of $47,000.


Beanie Babies

Limited edition anything can potentially be worth big bucks later on in life. From a limited edition Patti the Platypus Beanie Baby to a first edition Princess Diana Beanie Baby, these toys are often sold for more than $1,000.

The same goes for limited edition Barbie dolls and other toys. So, next time you want to rip the head off of your sister’s Barbie, think again!

VHS Movies

The more dreadful, the better.

Though there’s surely some value in a black diamond Disney VHS tape listed as “Classic” and an original Star Wars series collection, it’s the awful movies that are bringing in the big notes.

Tales from the Quadead Zone, a 1987 horror movie that made virtually no money when released, has sold for a little over $700 dollars on Ebay.

This is how I play VHS.


An Australian penny was once worth one twelfth of an Australian shilling (or .83 cents). Today, an Australian penny could be worth more than $1,000.

In fact, there’s currently a 1943 Perth Proof Penny priced at $19,500 on Sterling & Currency. Even coins from the 21st century can be worth thousands of dollars if they are a mule error coin, or minted using an obverse die.


If you browse Ebay this very minute, you’ll see many “vintage” typewriters on sale for anywhere between $50 and $150.

Old age doesn’t necessarily mean higher value, but many Pre-WWII, manual typewriters are usually the most desired among collectors.

If you happen to find one of these lying around your attic, you could actually be stumbling upon hundreds of dollars worth of goods!

Don’t be fooled, this monkey’s actually worth millions.

Comic Books

It’s no surprise to hear there are some comic-book aficionados in this world who would drop some major dough on special finds.

From rare adventure comics to the issue featuring Ant-Man’s official debut, a mint condition find could land you anywhere from $30,000 to $75,000!

So basically, your dad’s comic book collection could be much more than a pile of nerdy junk…like a pile of EXPENSIVE nerdy junk!