How are you at spotting trends? If you'd have bought these 10 items when they first came out, you'd now be very, very rich

Almost everything we buy will lose its value over time, until you grab a few pounds for a quick sale on Ebay, or chuck them in the tip.

Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 12:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 1:42 pm
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But if you'd invested in these items at some very modest original prices, you would certainly be quids-in now. If only we'd known...

In 2010 it took 10,000 Bitcoins to buy 2 large pizzas and have them delivered. Based on today's value that's the equivalent of GBP 30,958,852 per pizza
In 1938 a copy of the original Action Comics #1 would have cost you 10 cents. One sold at auction in 2018 for USD 2,052,000 an increase of over 2 million percent

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The GBP 10 chair used by JK Rowling when she wrote the first Harry Potter book sold for GBP 278,000 in 2016 - an increase of over 2 and a half million percent
A Phillipe Patek 1518 Stainless Steel watch cost USD 2,265 in 1944 when it was made but one sold for USD 11,136,642 in 2016 an increase of nearly 500,000 percent
In 1962 a Ferrari 250 GTO cost USD 18,000. One sold at action last year for USD 48,400,000
The return on shares can vary greatly but some shares have unexpectedly seen a massive increase in value. GBP 10 of Hasbro toys shares brought in 1980 were worth GBP 10,400 by 2018
Vintage computers have massively increased in value over recent years. An Apple 1 would have cost you USD 666.66 in 1976 but one sold for USD 375,000 in 2018
Rare Whisky has overtaken wine as a good investment. In 1993 GBP 15,000 bought a bottle of Macallan Valerio Adami 1926. This is now worth GBP 848,000
Certain books have grown in popularity after being made into a film. A first edition of the Hobbit cost GBP 5,000 in 1996 but one sold for GBP 137,000 in 2015