July 27, 2017

Treasures Unclaimed In Self Storage Units!

Interesting “Treasures” From our Founder

Treasures Discussed by our Founder and Chairman, Harry Sleighel

Our Founder and Chairman, Harry Sleighel


Treasures unclaimed fascinate me! I (Harry) found this cool article on MSN from LoveMoney.com. I have been in Self Storage for 30 years and have imagined about all the million or so unopened, abandoned units and what could possibly be in them that would be rare and extremely valuable! Using approximately 28 million units times one-half a percent would yield over 140,000 of these units. I am just guessing as far as what the actual percentage really is. Anyway, I think you will enjoy this article about these treasures!!

19 Stunning Storage Unit Finds That Sold For A Fortune



Abandoned Treasures (See article for details)

From Disney scripts and other Hollywood memorabilia to rare cars, guns and Civil War antiques, we take a look at the items found in abandoned storage units
that sold for a fortune.

  1. Original Amelia Earhart photos: $1,000 (£772)
  2. Grand piano: $11,625 (£9,000) (each)
  3. Guns: $20,000 (£15,000)
  4. Faceless cash: $24,000 (£19,000)
  5. Rare Burton skateboard: $30,100 (£23k)
  6. Classic video games: $50,000 (£39,000)
  7. Michael Jordan recruitment letters: $50,000 (£39,000)
  8. Elvis Presley newspapers: $90,000 (£70,000)
  9. 1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350: $159,500 (£115,000)
  10. Civil War antiques: $200,000 (£154,400)
  11. 1956 Ford Thunderbird: $300,000 (£232,000)
  12. Original art by Frank Gutierrez: $300,000 (£232,000)
  13. 1927 Harley-Davidson 8-valve motorcycle: $424,000 (£327,000)
  14. Pirate chest stuffed with 16th-century gold coins: $500,000 (£386k)
  15. James Bond’s ‘Wet Nellie’ Lotus Esprit submarine: $700,000 (£540k)
  16. Disney memorabilia: $1 million (£770,000)
  17. Action Comics #1: $2 million (£1.5m)
  18. Beach Boys memorabilia: $6 million (£5m)
  19. Gold, silver, and rare French wine: value unknown