If you have any of these items in your possession, hang on to them. They could be worth a lot of money in the not-so-distant future.
10. Recent First Edition Books
When books first come out, there are a limited number of copies printed just in case they don’t sell too well. What most people don’t realize is that these are the books you want to grab up because when they do start selling, the first edition books will be worth quite a bit. This is especially true if the books have been autographed. “So if you were one of the lucky few who took a chance on a first-edition copy of Twilight, The Da Vinci Code or George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, consider it a good investment,” MoneyWise.com says.
9. Photos Taken by Emerging Photographers
There’s big money in photos taken by unknown photographers who are on the verge of stardom. Just a few years ago, three collectors from Chicago stumbled upon some prints and negatives taken between the 50s and 70s by an unknown street photographer named Vivian Maier. After one of the collectors posted some of Maier’s photos on his blog, she became famous, so to speak. Since then, there have been several books and films covering her work. As a result, her prints are now worth thousands of dollars.
TIP: If you are interested in finding emerging photographers, you can do so by visiting local galleries and student art shows, or by searching for them online. You can also check out Emerging Photographer magazine. It’s published by Photo District News and highlights the work of rising international photographers.