Have you ever been clearing out your attic and wonder whether your old junk is really worth anything? As a full service junk removal company we get asked all the time weather we come across any valuable junk. There are definitely a few tips that you can use to find out for yourself if your junk is worth anything before you give it away to the Salvation Army or it ends up at the end of your driveway on garbage day!
We all have our favorite pair of jeans that are our go to jeans when we want to look and feel great! Believe it or not they may actually be worth a lot of money if the tag says Levis! Levis started making jeans back in 1873 and the oldest existing jeans were made in 1890. Here are a few tips to telling if your jeans are worth money.
- If the letters on the red tag on the side of pair of Levis are all in caps your jeans may be worth a whole lot more than you think!
- For a period in the 1970’s Levis was printing their tags with an upper case “E” only, hold on to those they are worth some money.
- A pretty standard tip is that all vintage jeans are darker denim and a very stiff fabric, and the original prototype of the jeans only had one pocket. It was not until 1901 that Levis introduced the second pocket.
If you are interested in finding out the value of your Levis you can take a picture and send it to the address below with a note stating what you paid for the jeans and where you bought them and Levis will let you know the values of them today.
Consumer Relations/OLD LEVI’S/LS/2
P.O. Box 7215
San Francisco, CA 94120
The first Barbie made by Mattel was launched in 1959 and has become a household name for generations to follow and a cultural icon. Barbara Millicent Roberts (Barbie) has had an endless amount of careers, pets and her share of romances including her on again off again boyfriend Ken Carson. There are as many Barbie Dolls sold today as was sold when she was first introduced, some of course are more valuable than others.
- If the copyright information appears on Barbie’s tush rather than her lower back the Barbie is vintage and probably has value.
- If her tush says Barbie in script and has a “TM” after it or roman numerals it is part of the original #1, #2, #3 and #4 Ponytail Barbie’s and is very collectable.
- If the copyright information says “Copyright 1965 Mattel Made in Japan” it is a part of the family collection as well if the copyright says “Mattel 1963” it may be a part of the skipper collection and both are extremely collectable and valuable.
- The 1966 copyright of Barbie is also very valuable because in 1967 the Barbie mold was changed and Barbie got a new face know as the TNT or twist n’ turn because of the motions Barbie was able to do.
Working for a full service junk removal company our teams come across all kinds of interesting junk and some of it actually has value. I thought I would share of couple of tips that I have come across over the years for you to value your junk. There are endless collectors out there collecting everything from stamps to GI Joe’s to lunchboxes to old bottles. There is much more to come…keep posted!!!