From Pokemon cards to Harry Potter books, these are just some of the surprising collection items that can bring you tens of thousands of dollars.
The items that the ordinary person could see as junk could actually be a dream for collectors – as industry continues to grow around the world.
Australian auctioneer Adam McDonald has listed four of the most sought-after products you could find in your home – and you may be on a gold mine.
Earlier on the Today show, Mr. shared McDonald the amazing amount that happy owners could sell if they had one of the valuable everyday items.
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The first editions of the Harry Potter novel series can make you $ 30,000 richer today
How much are your collectibles worth today?
First edition of Harry Potter: $ 30,000
Pokemon playing cards: $ 50,000
Barbie doll: $ 27,000
The Beatles figurines: $ 600
Cassette tapes: Varying depending on the artist
Stamp collection: Varying depending on the stamp
Early cameras & # 39; s: Hundreds of dollars
Harry Potter books – $ 30,000
Although you can't go to your local bookstore and hope to pick up a copy of the series to make a quick profit, some old Harry Potter fans might be on a fortune.
Only 500 first-edition copies of the Harry Potter series have been published, which means that some megafans are willing to pay a lot of money to own them.
The first additions to the iconic children's novel could even make you $ 30,000 richer today.
The most valuable book in the series is a first print of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
If you think you are one of the lucky owners, check if the book was published by Bloomsbury in London on June 30, 1997.
Who would have thought that a childhood obsession with Pokemon could become so profitable? Mr. McDonald said the cards can go up to $ 50,000
Who would have thought that a childhood obsession with Pokemon could become so profitable?
But fans' favorites are currently the most valuable on the market – possibly due to the resurgence of show popularity following the success of the Pokemon Go app.
Mr. McDonald said the cards can go up to $ 50,000.
& # 39; The funny thing about Pokemon is that it has only been around since 1996. So just because it's not that old doesn't mean it can't be collected, "he said.
Different Barbie dolls often vary greatly in prices. But some limited editions can be sold for thousands of dollars. In good condition, these dolls can collect between $ 6,600 and $ 27,450
Different Barbie dolls often vary greatly in prices.
But some limited editions can be sold for thousands of dollars, Mr. McDonald said.
In fact, the most expensive Barbie doll that ever existed was sold at a charity auction for $ 302,500 and contained a dress with diamonds and 3 carats of glittering white and pink diamonds.
And while the average person doesn't have one of those lying around, they might have an & # 39; Original Barbie & # 39; from 1959 or an & # 39; Vintage Ponytail Barbie & # 39; from the same year.
In good condition, these dolls can collect anywhere between $ 6,600 and $ 27,450.
Every Beatles fans should take the time to see if they have a set of statues from John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, because you can earn $ 600 quickly
& # 39; It's funny with the figurines, they were so valuable because people used to want to play with them & # 39 ;, McDonald said.
But fast forward to today, collectors only want to buy them if they are in perfect condition in the box.
Every Beatles fans should take the time to see if they have kept a set of statues of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr at home.
If that is the case, you could look at a profit of around $ 600 for the set.
The important thing is to consider going through your old mess and deciding whether there is a chance that someone else can find value in it.
Mr. McDonald said: & all these kinds of things that could be in the attic are all worth selling. & # 39;
Other great items that might be worth money are cassette tapes, stamp albums and old, vintage cameras.
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