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New York Times

FOUND - $75 Million da Vinci Painting

March 3, 2014

Huffington Post

FOUND - $20,000 Marvin Gaye Passport in 50¢ Record

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - The Huffington Post reports Marvin Gaye's 1964 Passport was found tucked away in a 50¢ record that was bought by a man at an estate sale. The passport has been valued at $20,000.

March 20, 2013

Los Angeles Time

FOUND - $2.2 Million Antique bought for $3

April 10, 2016

Time Colonist

FOUND - $92,000 Baseball Card bought for $100

BAILEYVILLE, MAINE - The Times Colonist reports a man who bought an hodgepodge of items at a rummage sale for less than $100, was surprised to discover an 1865 baseball card that fetched $92,000 at auction.

February 6, 2013

CBC

FOUND - $110,000 Painting purchased for $100

May 16, 2012

Antiques Roadshow

FOUND - $45,000 Map bought for $50

April 30, 2012

ABC News

FOUND - $2 Million Warhol purchased for $5

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - ABC News reports a very early Andy Warhol Sketch was purchased for $5 by a man attending a garage sale. The sketch has been valued as high as $2 Million.

April 3, 2012

CNN

FOUND - $200 Million Ansel Adams Photo Stash

July 27, 2010

Auction Central News

FOUND - $1.2 Million for Vase bought at Yard Sale

May 13, 2009

Rolling Stone

FOUND - $25,200 Record bought for 75 Cents

NEW YORK - Rolling Stone reports a rare Velvet Underground Record ("Scepter Studios" acetate) purchased in a New Yorks street sale for 75 cents, sold for $25,200 in 2006.

May 20, 2014

Antiques Roadshow

FOUND - $100,000 for Tiny Kensett Paintings (2)

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - Antiques Roadshow reports two tiny paintings by John F. Kensett (1816-1872), bought at a garage sale for $35, received valuation of up to $100,000 on Antiques Roadshow.

August 5, 2006

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FOUND - $882,500 for Heade Painting

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA - Wikipedia reports a painting by Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) entitled "Two Magnolias on Blue Plush " was bought at a garage sale for $29, and sold for $882,500.

May 26, 1999

Antiques Roadshow

FOUND - $150,000 Antique Jug bought for $50

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - Antiques Roadshow reports a large 20 gallon jug (circa 1860) was purchased for $50 at a yard sale. The jug's (updated) value has been set as high as $150,000 by Antiques Roadshow.

July 11, 1998

Antiques Roadshow

FOUND - $490,000 Card Table for $25

May 1, 1997