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.

from Reader's Digest | September 2011
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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 (appraisers.org).

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

    Above: Green Schwinn Bicycle

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

    Above: Dinky truck

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

    Above: 1929 Cadillac 341 Roadster

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

    Above: Indian

    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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    • kris

      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.