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Heritage

SOLD - $179,000 for Baseball Card in Old Box

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA - An 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card discovered inside an old chocolate box has fetched $179,000 at Heritage Auctions.

Source: Boston.com - July 31, 2015

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CBS

FOUND - $1 Million in Sunken Treasure

FLORIDA COAST, USA - The Schmitt family found $1 million in sunken treasure (gold and artifacts), thought to be from one of eleven Spanish treasure ships which sank on July 31, 1715.

Source: CBS News - July 28, 2015

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artnet

SOLD - $33 Million for Unwanted Statue Flip

SLOVAKIA - An art dealer made a $26,000 gamble on a marble bust of Pope Paul V which turned out to be a Bernini (1598 - 1680). The dealer sold the bust for $33 million to the Getty Museum.

Source: artnet - July 27, 2015

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Crocker Farms

SOLD - $92,000 for $1 Yard Sale Jug

SPARKS, MARYLAND, USA - An antique (circa 1860) stoneware face jug purchased at a yard sale for $1.50 has fetched $92,000 at auction. The jug was sold by Crocker Farms.

Source: Antiques and the Arts - July 22, 2015

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ABC News

FOUND - $90 Thrift Store Painting May Be Worth Millions

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA - A man bought a painting in a thrift store for $90 which is thought to have been painted by Sigmar Polke (1941 - 2010). Authenticated, the painting could be worth $2 - $7 million.

Source: ABC News - July 21, 2015

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International Business Times

FOUND - $49,000 in Gold by Novice Archaeologist

GERMANY - A novice archeologist has stumbled upon 217 Nazi-era gold coins. The coins were estimated to be worth around 45,000 euros, or more than $49,000.

Source: International Business Times - July 15, 2015

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Art Daily

SOLD - $53,000 for Ring Found with Metal Detector

LEICESTERSHIRE, UK - A 15th-century love or marriage ring discovered with a metal detector, has fetched $53,900 (£35,000) at auction. The ring was sold by Sotheby’s.

Source: Art Daily - July 8, 2015

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