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Find $1,230 in Your Dining Room
This little-used room isn't just a trove of silver trays and cut crystal: Plenty of less obvious items are worth way more than you'd think.
Cake stand
Milk Glass Cake Stands
Consider it a ripple effect of the cupcake craze: Pastel-hued or white glass pedestals for cakes and other baked goods are some of the most sought-after retro items hiding in your china cabinet. Milk glass, which is opaque, generally isn't as valuable as crystal, but if it has a well-known manufacturer's name on the bottom (look for Duncan, Fenton, L.E. Smith or Westmoreland), it could be worth anywhere from $50 to $400.