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The 5 Most Unusual and Valuable Things Found in Skips

Posted on: October 23, 2015

It’s great to have a good clear out - but some people just don’t know the value of what they are throwing away. Here are 5 of the most unusual and valuable things that have ever been found in skips!

1. Movie Magic
When Site Manager Robert Farrow rescued a couple of old film canisters from a skip, he was astounded to find he had uncovered two lost Peter Sellers films. The 1957 films, Dearth of a Salesman and Insomnia is Good for You, were long assumed to be lost. 

2. A Cinderella Story
An honest worker for the refuse collection service Panda found €1500 in a shoe. Fortunately, the company were able to trace the owner - a lady with Alzheimer’s disease whose daughter had unknowingly thrown out the shoe - and return the money. 
Things Found in SkipsImage: Panda

3. Retro Road Hog
Perhaps the most valuable skip find this year is this 1930s motorcycle. The Vincent HRD Series-A Rapide is one of only 65 ever made and is set to be auctioned. It is valued at £250,000! 

4. A Towering Success
These photographs of Tower Bridge being constructed aren’t worth much money, but they are of enormous historical and cultural value. The 59-year-old caretaker who rescued them from a skip has donated them to the Tower Bridge Museum. 

5. Caravan Holiday
From the valuable to the downright bizarre: someone in South Wales thought they could dispose of their caravan by balancing it on top of a skip. The skip hire company refused to load it until the caravan had been broken down and placed more conventionally.

Whatever you need to dispose of, we have the right size skip for your clearance. To discuss prices or to hire one of our skips for domestic or commercial use, give us a call on 01493 668118 or email info@wtskiphire.co.uk and we will get back to you.