Things of Value You Might Have in Your Garage

Are any of these in your attic or garage? If so, find an appraiser at the American Society of Appraisers.

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Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, the American Pickers on the History Channel, travel from barn to outbuilding across the United States looking for secondhand treasures to buy and resell. In their new book, American Pickers Guide to Picking (Hyperion, $24.99), the two offer a list of money-fetching brands to look for. Are any of these in your attic or garage? If so, find an appraiser at the American Society of Appraisers (

Bikes: Columbia, Elgin, Gormully & Jeffery, Orient, Star, Victor/Victoria,Schwinn

Above: Green Schwinn Bicycle

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Toys: Dinky, Gottschalk, Gunthermann, Keystone, Marklin, Schuco, Steiff, Wilkins

Above: Dinky truck

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Cars: Cadillac Roadster, Chevelle, Ford Fairlane and Galaxie, Nash, Plymouth, Rolls-Royce, Studebaker,

Above: 1929 Cadillac 341 Roadster

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Motorcycles: BSA, Excelsior, Flying Merkel, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki

Above: Indian

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Signs and Mascots: the blue greyhound from Citizens 77, the Exxon tiger, Pegasus from Mobil gas, the red American Indian from Pontiac, the yellow shell from Shell, the dinosaur from Sinclair, the red star from Texaco

Above: The red star from Texaco

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One thought on “Things of Value You Might Have in Your Garage

  1. Gosh- I just checked my garage, and I do indeed have a 1929 Cadillac Roadster in there, just collecting dust. Thanks, Readers Digest! And who would thought that Steiff bear was worth anything. It’s gotta be a hundred years old. pfft.

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