Could you have £2,000 in Vintage Items Sitting in Your Loft?

Following the success of Antiques Roadshow and other related shows, people have been pulling apart lofts and garages in the search for valuable items to sell on to make quick cash!

If this idea is new to you, Store That in Canary Wharf have compiled a list of vintage items sold for a lot of money in order to find:


Brooklyn-based Royal Typewriter company introduced a portable version of their Quiet De Luxe model dating back from 1957. Designed to minimize the iconic sound of the keys, this particular model was top of the typewriter food chain. Common black models won’t sell for much these days but the bubblegum pink model is a rare find. These revolutionary typewriters are worth $293.

 Upside-Down Ball Mason Jar

Issued in just a 10-year span, these tremendously rare jars once doubled as a dispenser for a coffee grinder. Now 100 years old, the Mason jars are now worth £780 on selling sites such as eBay.


A 6 feet wide 1924 Tudor Dollhouse was one of the largest ever built by British toymakers Line Bros. Designed by expert carpenters and engineers, the stately dollhouse features shrunken versions of floral wallpaper; stucco walls and mullioned glass windows. It eventually sold for £1,560 in 2015.

The Great Gatsby First Edition

While it may be an incredibly rare find, first edition novels are big money to vintage book collectors. Books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter and The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald will fetch around £58,492 at auction houses.

Beanie Babies

I wouldn’t get too excited – most of those Beanie Babies you spent years collecting in the 90s will earn you nothing! But take a look at your collection carefully and look for any rare toys such as a first edition Princess Diana Beanie Baby.

Released in 1997 to raise money for the Princess Diana memorial fund. There were only 100 of these babies made in the world, making them big money to collectors. In fact, a Princess Diana Beanie Baby sold for over £20,000 on eBay.

Maybe you have a few vintage items sitting in your home but want to keep them safe for years to come, then it’s important to store your valuables in safe and secure storage.

As part of a family business established 65 years ago, Store That Self-Storage provide high quality storage units in E14 on a secure site recorded by CCTV coverage and 24/7 in-house security. Our unit sizes range from 20 – 150 sqft with either ground level or first floor access, and recently, we created some drive up units Canary Wharf for convenient  customer access and some brand new sea containers for larger storage, making Store That’s secure storage E14 perfect for storing any valuable items and avoiding damage by keeping them at home.

For more information about our self-storage units, call 020 7515 1300 or email