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Things in Your House That Could Be Worth a Fortune

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By    |   Tuesday, 02 June 2020 02:36 PM

There may be items in your house collecting dust that are worth a lot more than you think. Cereal boxes, McDonald's Happy Meal toys and old computers are just some things that you could earn serious money from so, before you throw out all your old belongings, make sure these 10 items listed by Insider are not included.

1. Original "Harry Potter" books

The hardcover first editions of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" could be worth a fortune. If you are in possession of this book, look out for the print line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1." This edition could be worth $55,000. If you own "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," check the print line in the copyright page. If you find "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 8 9/9 0/0 01 02" it means the edition could be sold for up to $6,500.

2. Old McDonald's Happy Meal toys

Those Happy Meal sets you once collected and never got rid of could be worth hundreds. A prime example is the "Inspector Gadget" from 1995, which could be sold for up to $350.

3. Collectible Hot Wheels toys

Rare models of Hot Wheels could bring in thousands. The rarest of the lot is the 1990s Collector Number 271, which is worth $3,500.

4. Vintage Apple computers

You could earn up to $355,000 if you have an original 1976 Apple 1, said to be the most valuable collectible computer. Later models are not completely worthless. The Apple II and III could fetch you between $1,000-$2,500.

5. Vinyl

If you own Bob Dylan's "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," vinyl then you are in luck. The record sold on eBay for $35,000. The Beatles' "Yesterday and Today," is also valuable. This record sold for $15,300.

6. Vintage cereal boxes

The cereal box craze ignited 20 years ago, when brands began releasing themed collectible boxes. You may be able to earn hundreds with yours. As Insider reported, a set of three Dallas Cowboys Wheaties boxes are currently selling for $119.

7. Vintage musical instruments

You may be sitting with an instrument worth thousands. The rare 1958-59 Gibson Explorer is valued between $250,000 to $310,000 while the 1936-42 Martin D-45 steel string acoustic guitar could be worth $250,000 and $400,000.

8. Comic books from the 1930s to 1950s

Comic books published from the late 1930s to 1950 could be worth millions. Some of the most valuable is the 1939 issue of D.C.'s "Detective Comics," which is worth $1.38 million.

9. Action figures

Action figures and playsets from the 80s are also valuable, especially those from the series "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," which sells for just under $7,300 on eBay.

10. Sports memorabilia

Never underestimate the value of sports memorabilia. Especially when it comes to specific players' jerseys. A jersey that was once worn by Jackie Robinson during his rookie season in 1947 was auctioned for over $2 million dollars and a towel once used by Kobe Bryant was sold along with two tickets from his final NBA game for slightly over $33,000.

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