The Strangest Things Found in Sea Container Storage- Part Two

At Store That Canary Wharf, we are firm believers in the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” If you’ve ever watched an episode of storage wars, you’ll understand exactly what we mean! Unfortunately, if a customer falls too far behind on their storage payments, then their lot is auctioned off to the public. This week, we’re here to tell you about some of the strangest items found in sea container storage; from the weird to the wonderful.

Nicholas Cage’s comic book

Back in 2011, one of the most valuable collectibles was found: the first Superman comic. Unfortunately, the person who won the auction took it to a reputable expert wanting to sell it. To their surprise, they discovered the comic book actually belonged to movie star; Nicholas Cage who purchased it for $1 million back in 1995 and had reported it stolen in 2000. It was safe to say Nicholas Cage was eventually reunited with his comic book and even described the event as “an act of divine providence.”

Ignorance is bliss

In 1994, John Wilson purchased a storage unit for $400. His original plan was to use the sea container storage as a bridge for his property. The bridge served its purpose for around 10 years, all the while John Wilson never even thought to look inside. When he eventually did he found an engine from the HMCS Athabaskan complete with its logbook and all other relevant documentation. He took it to a professional to get it valued. However due to the condition it was in, it had depreciated from approximately $2 million to just $30,000. Ouch!

What can we do?

We may not be able to guarantee you will find an absolute gold mine. But we can provide you with useful sea container storage, just a stones throw away from Canary Wharf. We have recently just installed a further 15 new sea containers each providing you with 155sqft of extra space.

If you would like to find out more information about sea container storage or any other service we provide, get in touch with Store That Canary Wharf today by calling 020 7515 1300 or email