How to know your trash from cash: Could your house be harbouring a fortune?

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All the advice you need for spotting a treasure and discovering on-trend antiques...

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Statistics show that the average Brit has £1750 worth of unidentified treasure in their house, so now's the perfect time to find your family fortune.

CashInTheAttic.com are giving you the chance to make some money with a new app that reveals if your treasures are worth hard cold cash!

Is you want to unlock some cash through antiques, memorabilia and vintage goodies lying around the house here are the on-trend items that collectors would kill for...



So, you've found some of these blockbuster items in your house...WELL DONE YOU!

Auction houses are dominated with these sorts of items, so it's crucial to do your research, get a professional valuation and find the right auction house to make the sale.

To give you more of an insight into your valuables, Cash In The Attic expert, Jonty Hearnden, has some top tips for identifying what might be cash, or just trash.

The most basic rule is that antiques and collectables must be in good, if not excellent, condition to obtain a tidy price. If items look worn, used or faded it is likely that they will have little or no value.

Keep landmark dates in mind. With the 60th anniversary of the coronation coming up, memorabilia from 1953 will no doubt be in demand. For example, in January London Underground celebrated their 150th anniversary and we saw many related items coming up for auction and selling well.

Identifying your silver from silver plated is straight forward. An impressed sideways lion is the universal hallmark for pure silver. All precious metals, at the very least, have a scrap value.

There is a new trend from buyers for 60s and 70s design, including vintage fashion, ceramics glassware and travel accessories. A piece that may seem very dated, could actually be a treasured find for vintage enthusiasts.

Minted, unused, stamps have seen a rise in interest in recent years. A boyhood stamp collection might be something to get very excited about.

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