Could you have something in your attic or basement that is worth thousands? Actress/model Marsha Hunt did. She recently sold the love letters that legendary rocker Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones sent her when the two were an item. Hunt recently auctioned off the letters, which then-25-year-old Jagger penned during the summer of 1969 to his African-American former lover while he was in Australia working on the film Ned Kelly, reports The Grio.
The 10 letters were sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $301,472 to a private collector. Initially, they were thought to only be worth $160,000, writes the Associated Press. “When a serious historian finally examines how and why Britain’s boy bands affected international culture and politics, this well-preserved collection of Mick Jagger’s hand written letters will be a revelation,” Hunt said in a statement distributed by the auction house. Jagger reportedly also wrote the 1971 hit song “Brown Sugar” about Hunt, according to TIME. Hunt and Jagger have one child together — daughter Karis Jagger.
Like, Hunt you could have a treasure packed away in storage. If you think you have something valuable, get it checked by an appraiser. Also, go online to sites like eBay and do a search for similar items. Reports eHow, “As a general rule, you can count on an item being of some value if it is more than 15 years old.”
According to MSN, things to look for include gold and silver jewelry, items that have been passed down from generation to generation, special magazine editions, old movie posters, old stocks and bonds, vintage sporting goods such as antique gold clubs, and even old electronic gadgets. “Gazelle.com buys items in 20 categories, including desktop computers, cameras (film and digital), cellphones, even Wii video games,” advises MSN.