New research reveals one in five of us keep hold of items we think will be worth something in the future – but how good are we at spotting the items that are truly valuable?
It seems many of us enjoy a spot of ‘retro’ shopping. The research found 16% have shopped for vintage items at a charity shop and 10% each at a car boot sale, specialist vintage store or online.
Of the vintage memorabilia we own, the study found more than a fifth (22%) of us possess a vintage book, 16% a piece of jewellery and 14% an item of vintage clothing or furniture respectively.
Commenting on the findings of the study, Vlatka Lake, Marketing Manager at Space Station said: “Many people own items they believe to be vintage and some of those could turn out to be more valuable than originally thought. It’s important to know how to spot a vintage piece and how to care for any you might have to avoid reducing the value or being ripped off.”
“Many of our clients use self-storage containers to keep valuable items safe, including vintage pieces, and this can be a really good way to preserve precious objects for the future.”
|Item||What makes it vintage?|
|Furniture||Any furniture between 30 to 100 years old can be classified as vintage|
|Clothing||A garment is generally considered vintage when it’s at least 20 years old|
|Car||Officially a car can be labelled vintage if it was made between 1919-1930, although the term is often used to describe any car made before World War II|
|Bike||A bike frame must be at least 20 years old to be considered vintage|
|Jewellery||A piece of jewellery must be at least 20 to 30 years old to be considered vintage|
To read Space Station’s full guide on how to spot a vintage item visit: http://www.space-station.co.uk/blog/how-to-find-great-vintage-items