Why It’s A Good Thing To Have Kept Your Old VHS Tapes

It might be time to rummage around the loft and blow the dust off of your old VHS tapes. 

That’s right, we might have just found a use for all of those old movies that your mum’s been nagging you to take to the charity shop. And there could be a little dollar in it for you.

We bet you’re glad you didn’t listen now, huh? 

According to Will Thomas, managing director at LoveAntiques.com, ‘certain VHS tapes have increased in value over the last 50 years or so…’

Speaking to The Mirror, he explained, ‘they can command thousands of pounds’.



Using the phrase ‘antech’ (yup, that’s a combination of ‘antique’ and ‘tech’), he says, ‘we feel that these antech items – or antechs – will only become more valuable investments to collectors as time goes on.’

Aside from the fact that something we grew up is being labelled as an antique (sob), this could be pretty exciting news.

Experts advise that films that have NEVER been released on DVD or Blu-ray, and are original ex-rentals, could be worth money. 

So, what are the most valuable VHS tapes at the moment? 

If you’ve got one of these, you could be laughing: 

Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks (JVI) £1,500

The Beast in Heat (JVI) £1,200

Betrayed (Taboo) £1,100

Celestine (GO) £1,100

The Legend of Hillbilly John (Rainbow) £1,000

Journey Into Beyond (Citycenta GO) £1,000

Lemora, Lady Dracula (IFS) £900

Don’t Open the Window (Films of the 80s) £900

Flesh Eaters (Knockout) £800

Black Decameron (Intervision) £800