An online antiques marketplace has revealed the most valuable "antech" mobile phones that people may have lying around.
LoveAntiques.com conducted a list of all the phones that could be worth a fortune in this day of age.
It found a pre-production iPhone 1 prototype is worth £10,000, while a Motorola 8000x and Nokia 7700 can fetch for loads.
The marketplace revealed the phones are most likely to be a good financial investment based on its design and model.
Experts suggest that branding, software, model, cult status and rarity are just some things that can make a mobile phone valuable.
The mobile at the top of the list for example – the prototype iPhone 1 – has been known to fetch up to £30,000.
But many post-production iPhones have had prototype software installed so it makes them far less valuable.
It is also important to know the common signifiers of a fake versus the real deal.
Here are some tips for collecting mobile phones:
- Check the condition of the phone
- Find the unique selling point of the phone
- Understand the tech
- Study the phones
Will Thomas, of LoveAntiques.com, said: "It's strange to think of mobile phones as antiques.
"I think collecting anything is a great hobby, whether you choose to make money from it or not.
"Collecting tech is particularly interesting because you can almost create a timeline of how it has developed over the years."
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The top 10 most valuable mobile phones Brits may have at home:
- Pre-production Prototype iPhone 1 – £10,000+
- Motorola 8000x – £800 – £3,500
- Nokia 7700 – £1,000 – £2,000
- Mobira Senator NMT – £800 – £2,000
- IBM Simon Personal Communicator – £800 – £2,000
- Nokia Sapphire 8800 – £500 – £2,000
- Technophone PC105T – £600 – £1,500
- Orbitel Citiphone – £600 – £1,000
- Ericsson R290 Satellite Phone – £300 – £1,000
- Rainbow StarTAC – £100 – £400
For the full list of the top most expensive phones, visit the LoveAntiques website.
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