Halloween Spooky Storage Unit Finds

This Halloween, beware the spooky storage unit… or bid on it, if you dare. (Cue evil laughter and haunted house screams.) Here’s a story prompt– imagine you win an auction. You’re sorting through the contents of a locker, and you come across a white paper bag. What could be inside? Here’s a story from real […]

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Celebrity Memorabilia Won at Storage Auctions

The Beach Boys Paperwork A unit listed as containing “documents and papers” indeed contained documents and papers. Specifically, $10 million worth of The Beach Boys’ contracts, lyrics, music and royalty checks. The band sued, but the auction winners retained ownership and resold the entire collection. “Deliverance” Props Apparently, Burt Reynolds is a hoarder. For somebody […]

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Movie Props Found In Storage Units

While movie props often pop up in the homes of the actors who take them home afterwards, or at a public museum, others have randomly been found in storage units that have been auctioned off. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does we’re pretty starstruck! Lotus Espirit Submarine In 1989, a Long Island contractor […]

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VHS Video Memory Lane

Terrible is the New Valuable: VHS Edition

Let’s take a walk down memory lane to the time of brick-and-mortar video rental stores. There were two kinds of stores back in the day: the big chains and the local curiosities. The chains would fill most of their shelves with revenue-generating titles, which meant mostly new releases and popular films. As the industry digitized […]

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Star Trek Memorabilia

Warp Speed, Mr. Sulu! Star Trek Props in Storage

If you’ve ever wanted to boldly go where no one has gone before, you might want to take a second look at furniture finds. Star Trek: The Original Series possesses a campy charm when we watch it over 50 years later. These were the olden days of TV production when custom props were no more […]

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Uplifting: Father’s Portrait Returned to Son by Auction Winner

What do you do when you find a priceless item in someone’s old storage unit? Thanks to digital technology, it’s easier than ever to track down previous tenants and reach out to return sentimental treasures. That’s what happened with Alex Miller, who wrote a delightful account of how his father’s art returned to him. Miller’s […]

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