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Best Selling Online Storage Auction Units of 2021

Last year, across the country, we sold 293,150 online storage auction units on StorageTreasures.com. These auctions’ contents ranged from art to collectibles, tools, and some unexpected surprises and mystery items. We rounded up the top 10 units sold in 2021 for our readers. These units were all in the top

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Best Selling Storage Auctions of 2020

2020 was a strange year for most people, and the same was valid for online storage auctions. Unless you were born IN the year 2020, you heard all about COVID 19 and the “new normal” we all needed to navigate. For the first time, storage auctions were either banned or

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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,”

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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A Spirit Animal

A Spirit Animal

An Auction Bidder’s Guide to Finding Your Spirit Animal The Auction Bidder’s Spirit Animal Guide is designed to help you discover your truest bidding nature, and let you see the animal who lives inside you. Are you ready to meet your Spirit Animal? Scroll down and let’s get started. The

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