antiques and collectibles

Is the Internet Killing Storage Auctions?

Add to the growing list of industries that the up-and-coming generation seems to be killing off: antiques and collectibles. The Collectibles Market Is Not What It Used to Be. The digital revolution has taken away the joy of the hunt. Or has it? The fact that we now have convenience does not make us less […]

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bank safe

Man Finds Safe Containing $7.5 Million In Cash

A man who purchased the contents of a self-storage unit for $500 discovered a safe inside containing $7.5 million in cash, according to Dan and Laura Dotson, owners of American Auctioneers, the company that presided over the sale. The couple, who star on the A&E reality television series “Storage Wars,” learned of the discovery through […]

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This Car Was Hidden Away For 30 Years

This Car Was Hidden Away For 30 Years

The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe prototype sits in its rightful place, a museum founded by its current owner. The first of only six ever built, it was the first American manufactured car to defeat the Ferrari on its own turf, was engulfed by flames in Daytona, was driven through Los Angeles by a popular musician […]

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Ranking The Top 25 Crazy Finds In Storage Lockers On Storage Wars

Ranking The Top 25 Crazy Finds In Storage Lockers On Storage Wars

Storage Wars the hit A&E Network reality show about a group of professional buyers and bidders going to storage facilities to buy units that have been left by their owners. The laws differ from state to state, in California the filming location for the TV series, the law states that storage units can be auctioned […]

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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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movie memorabillia

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

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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