Iconic albums can be valuable
It is almost impossible to think that The Stones have been on the road for fifty years and, despite rumours, show little sign of retiring.
Whether you love’em or loathe ‘em, they’ve been part of the soundtrack of our lives.
So where’s your soundtrack? Have you got a stash of vinyl up in the loft or have you been very organised and digitised the tracks, saving the album covers for their art?
What about all those tour t-shirts, ticket stubs, posters and other scraps of paper that trigger memories of festivals, gigs and the odd romance?
One person’s archive is another’s pile of junk but generally speaking, there are treasures in those piles, some very valuable and often forgotten when people calculate the value of their household contents.
Of course sentimental value is irreplacable but it's always a good idea to check your home insurance is up to date, as you add to collections, or belongings generally.
Keeping tracks of the years
The stuff we collect over the years invariably gets moved from house to house, cleared out now and again but few of us ever take the time to consider how much it’s worth.
Sometimes it’s only when someone dies that relatives discover a collection of memorabilia that has value way beyond the sentimental.
That’s very often when family feuds break out over who was promised what but nothing was ever put in a will and a distant uncle’s dusty old stamp collection is worth more than the grandfather clock!
Buying and selling
There’s a big market in rock ephemera and a multitude of websites to swap, shop and sell with some astonishing price tags too!
The same is true for sporting memorabilia and other collections so it’s certainly worth a bit of research if only for curiosity and the smugness of proving your ‘pile of junk’ is actually worth something.
However, as with all online – or indeed face to face sales of second hand items, be as sure as you can about the price you’re offered or asked.
Be cautious about revealing what you’ve got or any other personal details and check a website’s policy before you commit to any trading.
Alternatively, you could just get all those records and the air guitar out and wallow in memories!