Top Treasures Found in February, 2015

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Archaeological Institute of America

FOUND - $76,000 Pendant with Metal Detector

DISS, NORFOLK, UK - An archaeology student with a metal detector discovered an Anglo-Saxon grave on farmland and found a rare pendant. UK news reports value the pendant at $76,000 (£50,000).

Source: Archaeological Institute of America - February 27, 2015



FOUND - $43,020 Lombardi Sweater in 58¢ Goodwill bin

WEST ASHERVILLE, N. CAROLINA, USA - A couple found Vince Lombardi's sweater at a Goodwill for 58 cents. The sweater sold for $43,020 at Heritage Auctions on February 21st.

Source: CBS News - February 22, 2015



FOUND - $179,000 Shoeless Joe Photo in Scrapbook

CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA - A rare signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson found in a scrapbook has sold for $179,000. The photo was sold through Heritage Auctions.

Source: WYFF 4 - February 22, 2015


New York Daily News

FOUND - $80,000 Bronze Cat Nearly Tossed in Trash

PENZANCE, UK - A 2,500-year-old Egyptian Cat Sculpture that was nearly thrown in the trash has sold for $80,000. The cat was was spotted during a home valuation and sold by David Lay Auctions.

Source: New York Daily News - February 22, 2015



FOUND - $10,000 Pearl Discovered in Seafood Stew

SWAMPSCOTT, MASSACHUSETTS, USA - A policeman discovered a rare lavender pearl, weighing more than six carats in his seafood stew. The pearl's expected to fetch $10-15,000 in a Kaminski Auction.

Source: CBS - February 19, 2015



FOUND - $35,000 Watch Bought for $5.99 at Goodwill

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA - A man purchased a rare 1959 LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm Watch at a Goodwill for $5.99. Then received $35,000 for it, in a private sale to a vintage watch dealer.

Source: Hodinkee - February 17, 2015


Antique Roadshow

FOUND - $250,000 Tribal Mask Set

BISMARK, NORTH DAKOTA, USA - A pair of valuable 1700s mask from the Tlingit tribe were discovered during an Antique Roadshow episode. The mask have been valued at $250,000.

Source: Antique Roadshow - February 16, 2015


PR Web

FOUND - $500,000 for Stamps Discovered in Attic

COTSWOLDS, UK - Rare Chinese (candarin) stamps found after collecting dust in an attic for more than 100 years, are expected to fetch $500,000 at an upcomming Kelleher auction.

Source: PR Web - February 17, 2015


NBC News

FOUND - $15 Million for Magna Carta in Scrapbook

KENT COUNTY, UK - An early damaged copy of the Magna Carta has been found in a Victorian scrapbook in the UK. The discovery is thought to be valued at $15 million according to the History Channel.

Source: NBC News - February 9, 2015


Auto Week

FOUND - $18.5 Million for Rusting Car in Barn

WESTERN FRANCE - A rare 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder found rusting under a pile of old magazines in a French barn, has sold for $18.5 million.

Source: Auto Week - February 11, 2015



FOUND - $255,000 Nugget by Chinese Herdsman

XINJIANG, CHINA - A 17-pound gold nugget has been found by a herdsman in China’s remote far west. The Nation reports the nuggets value has been estimated at $255,000.

Source: Time - February 6, 2015


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