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0 The Most Valuable Things Ever Found In A Skip

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Skips often have a lot of strange and exotic items in them from the contents of someone’s house, yet we’ve never found anything during our skip hire Croydon. However, there have been moments where some precious things have been saved from a skip, and we’re taking a look at some of them.

Antique Movies

There’s no way to ever tell with these kinds of things, but can you imagine looking in a skip and finding two pieces of cinematic history? Well, that is what one man did. His salvage from a skip found him holding two cinematic pieces from the time of actor Peter Seller from 1957. They were presumed lost forever, but thanks to his quick eye, they were found and saved.

A motorcycle

Now, we know what you’re thinking. How can you lose a bike in a skip? If you went with a skip hire Croydon, you’d have a lot of room, but not that much. No, this skip in question yielded a motorbike for the lucky person who found it, which was then valued at around £250,000, and dates back to the 1920’s.

£1500 in cash

Money is, to be honest, one of the last things you would expect to find within a skip, but someone did. A worker for a refuse collection service found £1500 in cash hidden within a shoe which had been thrown away. The shoe belonged to an elderly lady who had dementia and had been thrown out by a well-meaning but uninformed relative. The woman was eventually tracked down, and the money returned, but a well done to the worker who spotted it, to begin with.

A caravan

Now, we’re not entirely sure how this even happened, but someone elected to dispose of their caravan by balancing it on top of the skip. No, you didn’t read that incorrectly. Understandably, the skip hire company in question elected not to move it until it had been broken down to a more acceptable size.

Overall, these have been some of the most valuable things which have ever been found in a skip, or even on top of a skip as the case may be. If you’re looking for skip hire Croydon, then Wastebusters can help you, by providing you with a well-sized skip to suit all of your needs and requirements.