Yowsa, Yowsa, Yowsa!
A box of Quaker CAP’N CRUNCH Peanut Butter Cereal from 1963 sold for over $2,800 recently on eBay.
You bet. Unusual consumer wares people purchased for under a dollar over 50 years ago, can be quite collectible today but are unfortunately being sent to the landfills on a daily basis due to lack of education on current odd collecting trends.
Believe it or not, a high-end wood dining room set originally costing over $5,000 for in the last 20 years, will most likely only sell for over $700, but find a ’60s cereal box, or a vintage ’50s Rushton Star-Creation stuffed animal and you could see over a $1,000!!
Literally, “One person’s trash can be another man’s treasure!”
Let’s take a look at ten- far-out, and odd collectibles people would pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to own.
1: Vintage Beer and Soda Pop Cans
Beer cans from the ’30s and ’40s can be extremely collectible. Search for “flat-top” cans with a “church key” (separate key added to the side of the can, used to open it.). Also, “cone-top” cans produced between 1935-1960. Higher values are realized by design, condition, and collectibility.
2: Vintage Cult, VHS Tape Horror Flicks from the 1980s-1990s
“Look! Out in the kitchen! “It’s a stove! It’s a dishwasher! No, it’s “Attack of the Killer Refrigerator.”
If it’s weird or considered “Deadstock,” its trending in the collecting realm. Similarly, this is the case with this corny, horror VHS tape from the Grunge Era, which can sell for over $300.
3: Space Age, Mid-century Modern portable TV’s