Drew Pritchard's Hidden Value: week 4 top finds

Mike Shaw
Written by: Mike Shaw
Posted on: 14 April 2016

All that glitters is not gold, and things that might seem dull can be hidden gems. Drew Pritchard knows how to tell the difference, and has been sifting through your entries to Hidden Value again this week to see if there are any interesting or valuable items worth exploring.

Here’s what he found in week four…

Micky Mouse puppet

Mickey mouse puppet

Mickey mouse puppet

This Micky Mouse puppet is mass-produced and therefore worth very little, probably under £20. The only Micky Mouse collectables that are really worth something commercially are the very early pieces when he was Steamboat Willie, or signed limited editions, which this isn’t.

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Like the Mickey Mouse puppet this kaleidoscope is a mass-produced piece that was cheap to buy in its day in the 1970s. Really this is a quirky bit of retro kitsch, worth about £5 to £10.

Opera glasses

Opera glasses

Opera glasses

These are a fairly standard pair of opera glasses. As well as being used at operas they were also commonly used at horse races. These glasses are a plain example and would benefit from having the case with them, but as long as they still work they would fetch about £80 to £100 at auction or in an antiques shop.

Policeman’s whistle

Policeman's whistle

Policeman's whistle

This item’s value is purely sentimental. It’s a small collectable worth way more to the owner due to its family history. Because it is slightly damaged it has almost no value as a commercial item.

If you have an item you’d like Drew to review then enter it into Hidden Value to be in with a chance of having him cast his expert eye over it.

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