Do you have any of these valuable VHS tapes?

Pile of videotapes on  white reflective background.These days, we're constantly being told to clear out the clutter. However, it seems there's a lot to be said for shoving your old rubbish to the back of a cupboard instead.

According to, the old VHS tapes gathering dust in your attic could be worth a fortune.

The most valuable tapes, it has to be said, aren't the battered copies of Peppa Pig or Four Weddings and a Funeral that most of us have kicking around.

"The most valuable VHS tapes are the ones deemed as one-offs, released in small batches within the 'video nasties' category and on micro-budget labels such as Knockout and Trytel," says the firm.

"Avoid common mainstream titles that were released on labels such as Cinema Club and 4Front, because these would have been mass produced and are worth next to nothing. Aim for films that have never been released on DVD or Blu-ray and are original ex-rentals."

Accordingly, the most valuable DVD in the world is Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks, a 1974 Italian horror film, at £1,500.

Old VHS tapes fall under the increasingly popular category of 'antech', or antique technology, covering post-1970s products that are no longer made.

Other examples include the earliest computers, with a working Apple 1 computer selling for a whopping $905,000 in 2014. Retro games consoles can be worth a fortune, and even the games themselves can command prices of hundreds of pounds.

If you think you've got anything valuable, your best bet is to start by looking on eBay, to get an idea of what it's likely to be worth. Depending on the likely value, you could either sell it there yourself, or contact a specialist dealer.

The fifteen most valuable DVDs
1. Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks (JVI) - £1,500
2. The Beast in Heat (JVI) - £1,200
3. The Legend of Hillbilly John (Rainbow) - £1,000
4. Journey Into Beyond (Citycenta GO) - £1,000
5. Lemora, Lady Dracula (IFS) - £900
6. Don't Open the Window (Films of the 80s) - £900
7. Flesh Eaters (Knockout) - £800
8. Black Decameron (Intervision) - £800
9. Curse of Death (Knockout) - £700
10. Farewell Africa (Fletcher) - £600
11. House of Perversity (GO) - £600
12. Anthropophagus the Beast (Video Shack) - £500
13. Hitchhike to Hell (VRO) - £500
14. Devil Hunter (Cinehollywood) - £500
15. Nightmare Maker, alternative orange sleeve (Atlantis) - £400

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Do you have any of these valuable VHS tapes?

The most expensive watch ever sold at auction fetched just under $24 million in November 2014. The gold pocket watch was made by Patek Philippe, and is the most complex ever made without the use of computer technology.

The Henry Graves Supercomplication was commissioned in 1925, and took eight years to make.

The world's most expensive stamp sold at auction in 2014 for over $9 million.

The British Guiana One-Cent Magenta is as rare as a stamp can get. British Guiana was one of the first countries in the New World to start issuing stamps, but in 1856, they ran out, and asked the local newspaper printer to produce extras.

There were two denominations: the four-cent, which is very rare, and the one-cent - of which only one has ever been discovered.

In May 2015, an anonymous London businesswoman snapped up the licence plate KR15 HNA for £233,000, making it the most expensive standard number plate ever to be sold in the UK.

Queen Victoria's bloomers sold at auction for £6,200, along with a pair of her silk stockings.

They have a 52-inch waist, and belonged to the monarch in the 1890s - "towards the end of her life when she had eaten a lot more than most people could afford to," said auctioneer Michael Hogben. In today's sizing, they'd be a size 26.

In 2014, a three-year-old slice of cake sold at auction for $7,500 (£4,800). The reason the stale cake was in such demand was that it was from the marriage of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011.

The buyer said he intended to give it away as part of promoting his Silicon Valley start-up.

A British coin sold at auction for a record-breaking £430,000 in 2014. After fees, the buyer paid £516,000 - making it the most expensive modern British coin ever to be sold.

The coin is only one of two in existence. It was a 'proof' for a gold sovereign which was meant to be produced to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII in 1937. However, Edward abdicated in 1936, so the coronation never happened and the coins were never made

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