Dan and Laura are considered mainly as auctioneers on the show but they do also bid every now and then. The couple managed to rake in their biggest score in Storage Wars after Laura bought a unit for $1,000 which eventually netted her an unbelievable $500,000 worth of Spanish gold coins. The pirate treasure was discovered within the locker and it was later pronounced as ‘Pieces of Eight Spanish Gold’ which dated back between the 16th and 19th century during the Spanish empire era.
After his historical find, Dan posted a Tweet showing his amazement at the price of the foreclosed locker. He posted on Twitter: “We had no idea! We only heard from the excited buyer and storage facility owner! Great find of a lifetime.”
Darrell’s Crazy Art Heist
Among the staple casts of Storage Wars, Darrell Sheets is the one who consistently pulls the trigger on any unit so long as it contains art and purchases “art loaded” lockers like no other in the show. For some reason, Darrell can detect precious artwork from afar. This special affinity for art finally started to pay off for Darell however, following his purchase of a locker worth $3,600 (after spotting art inside it) that happened to contain an expensive treasure-house of art.
That purchase became known as the largest payout in Storage Wars History. Darrell Sheets paid for hefty $3,600 on a storage locker, but ultimately, the move worked very much in his favor! Stored within the unit was an art creation by Frank Gutierrez which was valued at $300,000 and the best part of it was that the piece was 100% genuine. Darrell did his due diligence and called Gutierrez after the find. Gutierrez then confirmed that it was indeed his former locker unit and art creation.
Long Live the King
Storage Wars led the storage rage that swept US television at the start of 2010. During the nearly decade long run of the show, bidders were able to amass an assortment of memorable pieces. Various groups of individuals including those outside the regular members of the cast bid on different storage lockers in California. Just like in the majority of states in the US, it was common practice in California to auction storage units that weren’t paid off by their renters for three consecutive months
Among the most unforgettable and prized finds that Hester ever made on the show was a pile of newspapers that featured the death of the legendary Rock n Roll artist, Elvis Presley himself. Hester made the find in 2010 inside a locker that housed thousands of genuine newspapers reporting the death of “The King” on the day of his passing in August 16, 1977. The bundles of newspapers were exceptionally rare and at the same time still in exceptional state. They were eventually sold for over $90,000.
Brandi And Jarrod And The Creepy Stuff
Scrappy and resolute, the husband and wife duo are often underdogs in Storage Wars who are willing to fight tooth and nail to keep their family business afloat. While the pairing doesn’t always possess the most extensive resources in the auction game, their grit and toughness are comparable to no one in the show.
Brandi and Jarrod’s fortitude are constantly tested on Storage Wars, often in the form of a string of bad luck. Their most unusual buy was a unit that contained an antiquated “My Little Pony” memorabilia. It was an old fashioned collection of giant pink plush dolls and the assortment landed them a total $875. Not bad considering how bizarre and old the locker collection was.
Hester Might Actually Have A Heart
David Hester successfully runs his very own auction house named “Dave Hester Auctions”. When he was still 14 years old, he began participating in auctions in person, purchasing and selling off to military stores in Orange County, California. Because of his extensive know-how in the antique collection, he was ultimately chosen to become one of the casts of Storage Wars and has enjoyed relative success on the show ever since.
Although Hester appears somewhat ultra-competitive, he has only been in the business following a change of heart. The Storage Wars star managed a personal furniture shop during the time he was apprehended for a DUI violation and was obliged to accomplish community service at a Goodwill store. After witnessing various people struggle on purchasing basic clothing, he changed his business into an affordable store and began storage hunting ever since then.