Cash in the attic! Puzzle tasks players with identifying the VERY valuable collectibles lurking in the loft – so how many …

Cash in the attic! Puzzle tasks players with identifying the VERY valuable collectibles lurking in the loft – so how many can YOU spot?

  • Roof Stores used research into value of collectibles to create puzzle 
  • Illustrates how the old tat gathering dust in your loft could be worth major cash
  • How many Eighties or Nineties collectible can you spot in the image? 

Jessica Rach For Mailonline

Many of us will have a loft full of possessions we no longer use, but can you tell your trash from your treasure?

Fascinating research has shown how the old tat gathering dust in your attic could in fact be worth thousands of pounds.

In a puzzle created by Roof Stores, a picture of a disused attic shows an array of collectible items from the Eighties and Nineties – some of which could be worth thousands.

Players are challenged first to find and identify the items, then guess what they’re worth – anywhere from £100 to £405,000.

There are twenty objects in the scene but only half of them are of any value – so can you tell your rubbish from your riches?

Scroll down for the answers…

In a puzzle created by Roof Stores, a picture of a disused attic shows an array of collectible items from the eighties and nineties that most people are unaware are worth thousands- but how many can you spot?

In a puzzle created by Roof Stores, a picture of a disused attic shows an array of collectible items from the eighties and nineties that most people are unaware are worth thousands- but how many can you spot?

In a puzzle created by Roof Stores, a picture of a disused attic shows an array of collectible items from the eighties and nineties that most people are unaware are worth thousands- but how many can you spot?

Crashing in at the top end of the list is one of the surviving movie posters of the 1931 horror classic Dracula, which was sold for just over £405,000 in 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

Meanwhile, you may just want to have an awkward conversation with your father, as according to Nostomania’s 100 most value magazines, the ‘Newsstand’ edition of the very first Playboy is currently worth over £55,000.

And who doesn’t own a Harry Potter book? While any old Philosopher’s Stone won’t do, if you do happen to have a first edition hardback copy with the numbers 10 to 1 printed down the back of the title page, you could be due a staggering £50,000.

Valuable collectibles seen: 1. Dracula movie poster £405,000 2. Very first Playboy edition £55,000 3. First edition Playboy £50,000 4. Superman lunch box £12,500 5. Audio receiver £4,700 6. Apple iPod Classics £1,000 7. Old Sony Walkman £500 8. The Motorola DynaTAC phone £400 9. Nintendo system £100 10. Tamagotchi £25-£30 (seen in yellow)

And comic fans out there may just be in luck, as a Superman lunchbox in mint condition is valued at a supersized £12,500. 

If you have one, make sure that it’s in perfect condition as the value of these lunch boxes decreases rapid with minimal wear and tear.

The good news also stretches to technology lovers, as audio receivers are all the rage at the moment, with a Marantz 2600 was sold on eBay for a healthy £4,700 on eBay recently.

One of the surviving original movie posters for the 1931 horror classic Dracula sold for the equivalent of just over £405,000 in 2017 in Dallas, Texas

One of the surviving original movie posters for the 1931 horror classic Dracula sold for the equivalent of just over £405,000 in 2017 in Dallas, Texas

One of the surviving original movie posters for the 1931 horror classic Dracula sold for the equivalent of just over £405,000 in 2017 in Dallas, Texas

An original Harry Potter book could net you up to £50,000

An original Harry Potter book could net you up to £50,000

A first generation iPod could get you up to £1000

A first generation iPod could get you up to £1000

According to the research an original Harry Potter book could net you up to £50,000, while a first generation iPod could get you up to £1,000

A Nintendo entertainment system could still get you close to £100 if you've got all the original cables and controllers

A Nintendo entertainment system could still get you close to £100 if you've got all the original cables and controllers

A Nintendo entertainment system could still get you close to £100 if you’ve got all the original cables and controllers

And most people will remember owning an old-school Apple iPod Classic, though many will have long traded them in.

However it’s good news for those hoarders and collectors, eBay currently has an influx of first generation iPods being sold for as much as £1,000.

Meanwhile an old Sony Walkman, which originally cost just £150, will today fetch you as much as £500 from technology-loving collectors. 

An old Sony Walkman, which originally cost just £150, will today fetch you as much as £500 from technology-loving collectors.

An old Sony Walkman, which originally cost just £150, will today fetch you as much as £500 from technology-loving collectors.

If you like so many nineties kids owned a virtual pet in their pocket, you may get double what your parents paid for it as a £10 Tamagotchi will get you as much as £25-£30.

If you like so many nineties kids owned a virtual pet in their pocket, you may get double what your parents paid for it as a £10 Tamagotchi will get you as much as £25-£30.

If you like so many nineties kids owned a virtual pet in their pocket, you may get double what your parents paid for it as a £10 Tamagotchi will get you as much as £25-£30, while an old Sony Walkman could today fetch you as much as £500 from technology-loving collectors.

Comic fans out there may just be in luck, as a Superman lunchbox in mint condition is valued at a supersized £12,500

Comic fans out there may just be in luck, as a Superman lunchbox in mint condition is valued at a supersized £12,500

Comic fans out there may just be in luck, as a Superman lunchbox in mint condition is valued at a supersized £12,500

The 'Newsstand' edition of the very first Playboy is currently worth over £55,000

The 'Newsstand' edition of the very first Playboy is currently worth over £55,000

The ‘Newsstand’ edition of the very first Playboy is currently worth over £55,000

And as the Motorola DynaTAC was the first mobile phone ever, owning one could get you around £400. 

Elsewhere a Nintendo entertainment system could still get you close to £100 if you’ve got all the original cables and controllers, so while it may not have made you a profit- you would be getting your money back.

And if you like so many nineties kids owned a virtual pet in their pocket, you may get double what your parents paid for it as a £10 Tamagotchi will get you as much as £25-£30.

The 10 valuable collectibles

1. Dracula movie poster £405,000

2. Very first Playboy edition £55,000

3. First edition Playboy £50,000

4. Superman lunch box £12,500 

5. Audio receiver  £4,700

6. Apple iPod Classics £1,000

7. Old Sony Walkman £500

8. The Motorola DynaTAC phone £400

9. Nintendo system £100  

10. Tamagotchi £25-£30 

The 12 non-valuable collectibles

11. Star Wars Poster

12. Trainspotting Poster 

13. Royal Memorabilia 

14. Pokemon Cards

15. Disney VHS Tapes 

16. Beanie Babies

17. McDonalds Happy Meal Toys 

18. Old Comics 

19. Cabbage Patch Kids

20. Pogs

21. Modern Star Wars Toys

22. Hummel Figurines

 

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