Most of us are familiar with storage lockers. They’re the places people rent by the month or year to store all the stuff they can't (or don't want to) keep in their homes. For various reasons, people sometimes stop paying the rent on their storage locker. They may die or simply abandon the items.
Sometimes, the stuff stored in these lockers turns out to be valuable. For many years, storage companies have held auctions to sell off the contents of abandoned lockers and people have made some surprising and lucrative finds: pirate gold, vintage comics, rock and roll memorabilia, valuable artwork and much more.
In 2010, a reality TV show called "Storage Wars" premiered on the A&E Network. The show focused on the lively and entertaining storage auctions and the professional buyers, often secondhand store owners, who bid at them. The show quickly became one of the network’s most popular.
The show ran for 12 seasons. Its last episode was in 2019. If it does not return, these are the most valuable finds that lucky bidders from "Storage Wars" auctions won over the years.