Top Treasures Found in April, 2015

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Ultimate Motorcycling

SOLD - $420,000 for $15 Motorcycle

STAFFORD, UK - A 1939 Vincent HRD Series-A Rapide, bought for $15 (£10) on the way to the scrap yard, has sold for $420,000 (£275,900). The motorcycle was sold by Bonhams.

Source: Ultimate Motorcycling - April 27, 2015

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Antique Roadshow

FOUND - $75,000 William R. Leigh Painting

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, USA - A 1917 painting by William R. Leigh (1866 - 1955), entitled "Drying Corn," was discovered during an Antique Roadshow valuation. The painting is valued at $75,000.

Source: Antique Roadshow - April 27, 2015

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Antique Roadshow

FOUND - $150,000 Scrimshaw Whale Tooth

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, USA - A 19th century scrimshaw whale tooth engraved by Fred Myrick was discovered during an Antique Roadshow valuation. The tooth is valued at $150,000 - $200,000.

Source: Antique Roadshow - April 27, 2015

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CNN

FOUND - $20,000 Diamond Discovered in Park

MURFREESBORO, ARKANSAS, USA - A women exploring the fields at Crater of Diamonds State Park discovered 3.69-carat white diamond. Some media sources have valued the diamond as high as $20,000.

Source: CNN - April 27, 2015

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Antique Roadshow

FOUND - $260,000 for Vintage Photo Set

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, USA - A set of four Edward Weston photographs dated 1936-1939 were discovered during an Antique Roadshow valuation. The photos are valued as high as $260,000.

Source: Antique Roadshow - April 20, 2015

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Photo: The Langley Collection

FOUND - $50 Million in Sunken Treasure

ATLANTIC - A $50 million (£34 million) coin hoard has been located 480 miles south of St Helena. The 100-ton treasure was aboard the SS City of Cairo when it was sunk by German U-boat in 1942.

Source: Daily Mail - April 15, 2015

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Dukes Auctioneers

FOUND - $83,000 Coin Discovered During Valuation

DORSET, UK - A £1 English Civil War coin (circa 1643) discovered during an auction valuation by Duke's Auctioneers has sold for $83,000 (£56,000 after premium). The coin was also sold by Duke's.

Source: Story - Daily Echo / Photos - Dukes Auctioneers - April 2, 2015

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Photo: The Langley Collection

FOUND - $29 Million for King's Bed left in Parking Lot

CHESTER, UK - A 15th century bed, left in a parking lot and bought at auction for £2,200, is identified by DNA test to belong to King Henry VII. Value is estimated to be $29 million (£20 million)... See More

Source: Story - Daily Mail / Photos - The Langley Collection - April 2, 2015

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