Trash or Treasure?

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July 28th, 2011 >> Uncategorized

On a recent appraisal we discovered some old tools in the garage. Among the tools were some old chisels, screwdrivers and a couple of large rusty knives. I asked the heirs what they thought the tools should sell for. The answer was “Is a dollar each too much?”

The chisels were made by the Marples Co. and one of the knives was made by a firm that was doing business during the Civil War. These one dollar items were worth several hundred dollars.

Also out in the garage was an old plastic plug-in radio. They¬†figured they would probably just throw that out since “Somebody would have to be crazy to want that old thing.”

Well the plastic the radio is made from is called Catalin and Catalin tube radios are extremely collectible. Another item worth a few hundred dollars.

And if you think this kind of thing only happens once in awhile you would be way wrong. It happens on just about every estate we see. In fact I can’t even remember the last time we didn’t find treasure that the owner assumed was trash.¬†

Until next time……..

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One Response to “Trash or Treasure?”

Also the transistor radios from the 50’s and 60’s can be quite valuable

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