Your old Disney VHS tapes could be worth £14,000 if you flog them on eBay

ALONG with our original Harry Potter books and beloved Polly Pocket sets, our collection of Disney VHS tapes have got to be among our most prized (and nostalgic) possessions.

But even though we've held onto them for all this time, it appears that our old videos could be worth a small fortune – and we wouldn't part with them for anything less tbh.

In fact a 1999 copy of Mulan was recently sold in Australia for £11,800 ($21,111AUD)

Trend watcher at eBay Sophie Onikul said that the tape fetched so much because the resurgence of 90s nostalgia.

Speaking to the MailOnline she said: "Thanks to a nostalgic 90s generation and the trend for retro home decor, VHS tapes are back and in high demand with collectors buying into the craze.

"From Disney to classic movies, your old VHS tapes can be a great earner with pristine, special edition sets sometimes fetching thousands of dollars. Dust off your old VHS tapes and get listing!"

And last month a set of 10 original Disney video tapes were being flogged on eBay for just shy of £14,000.

Including classics such as Robin Hood, Cinderella, Aladdin and Beauty & The Beast, this impressive collection also boasts the lesser-known (yet equally iconic) The Great Mouse Detective and The Rescuers: Down Under.

But before you turn your nose up at the prospect of someone trying to swindle £14,000 for their old videos, this isn't exactly an uncommon price on eBay.

This particular collection are part of the "rare Black Diamond tapes" which were released by Disney between 1984 and 1993.



Unsure as to whether you have your own "diamond tapes" at home? Well you can easily spot the special edition thanks to "The Classics" logo in the upper spine of the case which has a black diamond round the outside.

What's more, an original Beauty & The Beast VHS is currently on sale for £8,000 on the bidding site while a Little Mermaid video is also being flogged for a further £7,500.

And it goes without saying that each of these VHS cassettes are in tip-top condition and don't have any of those fuzzy scenes ours have from years of overuse.

In other words, you can find us hunting round the attic for our old videos for the forseeable future.

Looking to find more cash in the attic? Here's how much your childhood books could be worth now, including a £1,000 Alice in Wonderland.

And your old Polly Pocket set could now be worth over £1,420.

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