28 Nov 2014

Most Valuable Storage Locker Finds

Mayan Artifacts – $17,000

In 2004, a junk removal company stored away a cardboard container from a storage locker, hoping to get to categorizing and disposing of it eventually. Later, they discovered it contained the statue of an ancient Mayan god!

Most Valuable Storage Locker Finds

Aretha Franklin`s Wardrobe – Unknown thousands

Aretha apparently forgot to keep paying for one of her Michigan storage lockers, causing dozens of her iconic outfits to hit the auction block. Even smaller items like hats went for hundreds.

Harley Davidson Motorcycle – $20,000 (if real)

In the United States, abandoned storage lockers are often sold in blind auctions. Despite not knowing what they are buying, buyers have turned up in crowds to try their luck. The story that keeps buyers coming back is the tale of someone finding a $20,000 Harley behind some boxes in a unit that they paid $125 to acquire. Although repeated by many blogs, we have not been able to find the source of this story to verify whether or not it is true.

Knight Rider – $50,000

Knight Rider, the self-aware Pontiac Trans Am from possibly the cheesiest television show of the 1980s, was rediscovered in a storage locker in Britain.

Literal Pirate Treasure – $500,000

Yep, now it’s numbered doors, not X’s, that mark the spot. People cleaning out a storage locker in California found a box of actual doubloons from the days of the Spanish Main.

Action Comics #1 – 2 million dollars

The most valuable comic book in existence, Action Comics #1 features the first ever appearance of Superman. Nicholas Cage lost track of his copy and later recovered it from his storage locker.

Bugatti Type 57 – 8 million dollars

The Bugatti Type 57 is a handcrafted French sports coupe from the 1930s. Only 710 were ever produced, putting it among the top ten most expensive cars in the world.

Recently, when cleaning out his hoarder uncle’s storage unit, a British man discovered a Bugatti Type 57. He later sold it at a French auction.

Michael Jackson Unreleased Tracks – many millions (pending lawsuit)

When Michael Jackson’s family accidentally foreclosed on a storage locker a few years ago, they lost a trove of expensive memorabilia. This included tapes of unreleased recordings, autographs, and clothing items, and could be valued in the millions. However, the sale of these items to the public has been delayed due to a court battle between the purchasers and the Jackson estate.

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