CASH IN THE ATTIC
Some singers transformed their image as they changed their style of music and this can be reflected in an item’s value. David Bowie is a prime example and prices have been rising since his death. His incarnation as Ziggy Stardust lasted from 1971-1973 and prices for memorabilia from this era are high. The most valuable pieces have a story behind them, such as the original cover of Bowie’s 1970 album The Man Who Sold The World (right), on which he wore a dress and that was hastily withdrawn. A copy of this album sold in 2003 for £320.
Source: Buy, Keep or Sell? An Insider’s Guide to the Collectables of Today and Tomorrow (Judith Miller £17.99 DK.com)