Often TREASURE is in the eye of the beholder. I have worked in the clearance business for a number of years clearing the obviuos junk and rubbish.
Many people often see things as being items of value but forget the world has changed dramatically in the past twenty five years.
Once you would have been happy to recieve a second hand three piece suite with a year or two life still in it. Or you would have been over the moon with other donations of furniture to stop you outlaying cash for expensive modern furniture.
Now we have IKEA a hugely successful retail store in many different types of furniture once it used to be MFI. Other retail outlets also provide quick and easy accessories like The Range or the traditional stores like John Lewis. Gone is the need for 1950s tat furniture as many people in the trade would call it - if you can not change it by painting or adding pieces to it - it has little or no value.
Many clients unfortunately see value where there is non when clearing properties as they have not caught up with the collapsed market in second hand good of this nature.
I have recently visited a quotation where realism of value was crazy - yes they did have a few items of quality such as two recliner chairs but although they paid £2000 pound for one chair the resale value is 10% only and that is if a buyer can be found. So as a clearance item it would only get £20 to £30 from a trader for this item making it almost an object that does not pay for itself.
The only way this item should be sold is by the owner who puts far greater value on it than can be realised
If asking a clearance company to take away items of percieved value either sale it yourself or accept that you have no way of dealing with it.
REAL WORLD changes all the time and many things are only valuable in the eye of the beholder