If you have no problem chucking your clutter into the bin, you are a rare breed of a human who is so practical and organised that even sentimental junk has no power over them. But take a good look at each unwanted item you have before you throw it away. A valuable or rare collectable may have been collecting dust in your home for years without you even knowing it. Such items come in various forms and sizes. But the vigilant and attentive eyes of experienced rubbish removal experts in Walworth SE17 and other parts of London have noticed that they can be summaries into a few specific categories:
- Works of art
Are you planning to get rid of any of these items soon? Do your bank account a favour and read this article before you do that.
Misprinted stamps or stamps that celebrate or commemorate a certain big event or anniversary usually have some value. Sometimes their price can reach up to tens of thousands of pounds. If you find a two penny blue stamp that depicts Queen Victoria you may be looking at the second official postage stamps in the world! It is so special that it is even more valuable that the world’s first postage stamp. A stamp that has Edward VII on it and a purple hue has an estimated value of about £400,000! It was printed in 1902 and it is known as Pale Dull Purple.
Works of art
Some works of art can only be appreciated by experts in the field. That is probably why a famous painting by Cui Ruzhuo was accidentally thrashed by a cleaner in Hong Kong. The owner of the masterpiece had bought it for £2.1 million. Although it is highly unlikely for you to find a painting in your attic that costs millions of pounds, it is quite possible that you discover one that will add several thousand to your savings. So, before you throw away a work of art, have it appraised by a professional.
You may be amazed to learn that finding a collectable coin in the UK is easy and it happens often. You only need to keep your eyes open. For some reason, there have been several cases in which people have found valuable change when they were doing work in their garden. So, find a reliable garden clearance service in London – it is time to clear and declutter that part of your property. Just like stamps, coins can cost a lot of money when there is something wrong about them (e.g. they are undated, smaller/bigger than they should be or contain some other error).
If you come across a pocket watch that has “Switzerland” written on it and it looks quite vintage, chances are you are standing on a gold mine. Even if there is nothing special about the history of the timepiece, an old Swiss watch is always a highly valued item.
So, before you start looking for a cost-efficient junk removal service in Battersea SW11, go through all of the items which you want to throw away.