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.
Vintage Cocktail Shakers
Whether silver and sleek, or tiki-style, barware is hot—and the great news is that in this category, style trumps brand name. Griffith says there were few mass-produced cocktail sets from known manufacturers in the '50s and '60s, so as long as your piece—whether it's a cocktail shaker, strainer, mixing spoon or jigger—looks vintage, it's worth something. "Atomic" and "rocket" styles are especially trendy right now (in silver); they sell for $30 to $40.