I've inherited my grandfather's shop, and there are boxes of old components, from transistors in metal cans to rolls of cotton insulated wire and capacitors that look like wax sealed rolls of paper and foil. Little to none of it is actually "new," it's mostly removed from older equipment. There are also rectifiers that look like multiple square pieces of metal separated by some rectifying material.
Is any of this worth anything? I'd like to junk anything without value, but not if it's useful. Do people repair older equipment with this stuff for "authenticity?" Not many tubes in the collection. Comments are welcome.