11 Most Valuable Lunch Boxes in the World (Slideshow) Aladdin, Little Friends (1982), $850; Matching Plastic Bottle, $260. Adco Liberty, Howdy Doody (1954), $950. King Seeley, Lost in Space (1967), $950; Thermos, $100. Adco Liberty, Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck (1954), $900; Steel Bottle, $1,650. Adco Liberty, Lone Ranger Blue Band (1955), $1,150.
Superman (1954) Bellomo ranks the box —which shows Superman battling robots and rescuing a damsel in distress—as the most valuable lunch box of all time, with a mint-condition specimen fetching as much as $13,000.
Clean your metal lunchbox after every use, and pay particular attention to the corners and crevices where crumbs tend to get stuck. Wet your sponge with warm water and squeeze a bit of dish soap on the sponge. Scrub the inside and outside of your metal lunchbox with the soapy sponge. Rinse the lunchbox with warm water.
Put a little bit of dish washing soap into some warm water and mix it up. You want enough soap so that you have a pretty good amount of bubbles. Dip your towel into the mixture and very lightly start wiping off any dirt and excess rust.
1. Pinner Qing Dynasty Vase – $80.2 million. This vase is the world’s most expensive antique right now.
Mix a small amount, no more than a teaspoon, of a mild dish soap or a natural, plant-based cleaner, with a gallon of water. Moisten the cloth with the soap mixture and wring it out well. Gently wipe away dust and dirt from your metal sign. Use a clean cloth and clean water to wipe off any soapy residue.
There are a few ways to remove rust from antique metal and restore it to its original appearance. Scrub off the rust stains. Use a scrubbing pad to remove the surface rust. Apply white vinegar to the rust stains with a paper towel. Make a paste by combining 1 part lime juice with 2 parts table salt.
Set the antique trunk on a drop cloth or old blanket in a well-ventilated area. Remove surface dirt from the trunk with a microfiber cloth. Put on a pair of gloves and eye goggles. Identify the better rust removal tool — steel wool or a wire brush — by beginning with the steel wool.
Another safe method of rust removal on metal is baking soda. Take some baking soda and mix it with water. Use only enough water to make a spreadable paste, but not so much that it can’t stick to your wall art. Leave the paste on the wall art for about 30 minutes, then wipe it off with a wet rag.
Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup hot water to create a paste for larger tarnished areas of your tin . Apply the paste onto specific areas and allow it there for a few minutes before lightly scrubbing it with your rag.