Stories of people who have found a real treasure
Sometimes in a pile of useless junk or at a garage sale, you can stumble upon the amazing things cost a fortune. And while the values for hunters seek out rarities, they dump themselves on some lucky ones.
Movie Posters 11.
The market in Summerville Laura Stoufer bought a copy of one of the posters of old movies and have already guessed from her home to separate the cardboard base. Inside he showed a poster of the film "All Quiet on the Western Front", which is estimated at $ 20 thousand.
10. vintage watches Jaeger-LeCoultre
The small shop in Phoenix Zach Norris managed to buy rare vintage watches Jaeger-LeCoultre in 1959 for $ 6. A little later successfully sold them for $ 35 thousand
9. Baseball Card
An elderly lady Bernice Kalego while cleaning in her home, found an old picture of a baseball team. Enterprising old woman put the card on eBay for $ 10. As a result, Bernice received more than $ 75 thousand. When confirmed the authenticity of the card Association of Securities.
8. Hertfordshire treasure
While one years of bad luck, the other on the first try disrupt the jackpot. Englishman Wesley Carrington bought easiest detector and the first day found 55 gold Roman coins in the woods of St. Albans, Hertfordshire, in the amount of $ 260 thousand.
7. The painting "Magnolia on a gold velvet"
Indiana resident bought a picture to cover a hole in the wall. A few years later, playing a board game auction, I found a card with a masterpiece in the same style. Invite experts, lucky learned that he had become the owner of a previously unknown painting by Martin Johnson Head's worth $ 1, 2 million.
6. "Vase with red poppies" Van Gogh
A couple from Wisconsin has acquired a copy of Van Gogh's "Vase with red poppies." Reproduction was so good that the couple caused the suspicion that the evaluator confirmed: in fact bought a pair of the original 1886, the value of which is equal to $ 1, 4 million.
5. Penny 1974
Robert Lawrence inherited from his father remained a collection of coins in a box out of the sandwich. There was found a penny 1974-D, which first estimated at $ 300, has not yet found that aluminum coin. These were issued only 10, and all of them are destroyed. The cost of such a penny - $ 2 million.
4. Whiskey 1917
Brian Feat found in your attic cache of 13 bottles of whiskey in 1917. Experts estimated the "treasure" of $ 2, 6 million, and lucky, said that he would not sell such valuable items and razopet them with friends, when the bottle turns a hundred years.
3. The figure commissioned by Nicholas II of
George and Betty Davis from New York engaged in analysis of the trash in the attic and found the human figure, which seemed to him valuable. It turned out that this is a rare figure of stone-cutting Faberge created by the order of Nicholas II. The figurine was sold at Stair Galleries auction for $ 5, 2 million.
2. An extraordinary jewel of
Filipino fisherman stuck on the rocks near the island of Palawan. Releasing the anchor, he found a huge clam, and within it - a pearl, weighing 34 kilograms. Ten years of the fisherman kept a treasure under the bed, until there was a fire. Now a giant pearl is estimated at $ 35 million.
1. Shares of Coca-Cola
Tony Maron has spent $ 5 at a garage sale, buying a box of documents, received fortune - among the papers he found a bill for 1625 shares Palmer Union Oil. It turned out that after many mergers, these shares are entitled to the possession of 1, 8 million shares of Coca-Cola and is estimated at $ 130 million.