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