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Disney VHS Tapes May Be Worth Some Serious Money

Jun 4, 2016 By Andrew Axelrod

Chances are you probably have a lot of Disney VHS tapes sitting in a box somewhere - relics from a simpler time, when you spent almost as much time rewinding a movie as watching it. It turns out those old tapes could be worth a lot of money.

If you kept those old Disney tapes, you should dig them out of the garage and check to see if they're rare editions that might be worth a shocking amount of cash. These tapes can sell for as little as $1,000 and up to a whopping $10,000! One of the most sought-after movies is a particular edition of Beauty and the Beast, which has sold on eBay for up to $9,000.

So what's inflating the value so much? Collectors.

Collectors value tapes with defects, alternate artwork and limited editions very highly, and they're willing to pay top dollar for them.


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One thing to look for on your tapes is the black diamond. There may be one on the case that reads "The Classics." This means you have a special edition, which brings the tape's worth up to around $250. If Walt Disney's signature is right next to the black diamond, you might be holding a tape worth thousands of dollars!


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This copy of The Little Mermaid was purchased for $6,000, because Disney banned the artwork on the front cover. The artwork was done again from scratch because one of the palace turrets was deemed inappropriate.


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The song "Human Again" was cut from Beauty and the Beast in later editions, making earlier versions collectors' items. If you have a VHS copy of the movie, pop it in a VCR and see if it has the song. If it does, it could be worth some serious money.


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What are you waiting for? Go check your tapes.

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H/T: JumbleJoy

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