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FOUND > In Surplus Pile

$217-Buy, May Get $2-Million

NEW YORK - Video tapes bought for $217 in a government surplus auction, in the 1970s by a NASA intern. Were found to contain original Moon Landing footage. The tapes could fetch up to $2-million, in an upcoming Sotheby's auction, according to People Magazine.

FOUND > In Desk Drawer

$6-Buy, Fetches $929,000

LONDON - A small antique carving bought for $6 and kept in drawer for decades. Was identified as a long-lost Chess-piece, missing from a rare medieval set. It sold for £735,000 ($929,000) at Sotheby's, July 2, 2019... Links

FOUND > In Garage Sale

$100-Buy, Gets $2-Million

NEW YORK - A bronze Buddha discovered by woman on day-2 of a garage sale for $100. Was identified as a rare imperial piece by Antiques Roadshow. It sold for $2.1 Million at Sotheby's, on March 20, 2019... Links

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