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20 things that could cause unexpected windfall in 50 years

Old books, magazines, concert tickets, movie posters - a lot accumulates in life. More than ever, however, you avoid piling up too much odds and ends, sorting out and tidying up regularly. All of this may be very commendable, and after Marie Kondo also very satisfying, but under certain circumstances some of these things that we no longer consider valuable will soon be worth more than one would suspect today. Because what loses popularity tends to increase in price. A study by the packaging supplier Rajapack in collaboration with the antiques expert Wayne Colquhoun, known from the television series “Antiques Roadshow” (the British version of the junk show “Bares for Rares”), wants to predict which print things will be in the attic or slumbering on the bookshelf, could be worth a lot in the next 50 years - thanks to digitization.

The written word in particular appears to be extremely profitable. More than half of the products listed in the study are books. "When traditional skills weaken, real handicrafts will prevail again and increase in value," says the antiques expert. Undoubtedly one of the most profitable products is "Lord of the rings"Trilogy - as a signed first edition in a dust jacket, it is already worth almost 20,300 euros, which could rise to around 113,000 euros in the next 50 years. But you could also earn an average of 10,160 euros with other printed products such as the “Paper” magazine with Kim Kardashian on the cover or a ticket for the Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace game in April 2019. But one after anonther. According to Colquhoun, these things also bring unexpected windfall benefits: