Your old phones could earn you up to £10,000 – from classic Motorola to iPhone 1

An online antiques marketplace has revealed the most valuable "antech" mobile phones that people may have lying around. 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, 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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