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Categories: Inspiration · Mystery     Tags: By Accident · Discovered · Treasures · Incredible · Hidden Treasures · Fantastic · Unexpected
All children (and some adults too) often dream of finding hidden treasures. When those treasures are revealed by accident, the excitement is incredible. Life teaches us that every day can bring us an amazing story.

Have a look at the top 10 fantastic treasures that were found in the most unexpected places.





1. Top Purchase - An Original Jackson Pollock Bought For $5.

1. Top purchase  - an original Jackson Pollock bought for $5.
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In 1992 in in a thrift shop in San Bernardino, California, Teri Horton was looking for a birthday present for her friend. She saw a nice painting, and offered the price of $5. The seller agreed, she took the painting and left. However, the painting didn’t fit into her friend’s rooms, and she tried to sell it a couple of years later.

It was during a yard sale, when an art teacher said that the big painting she was trying to get rid of might be a masterpiece created by Jackson Pollock. The lady invited an expert to check the painting and the specialist found out a fingerprint of the artist on the canvas. There were no doubts - Jackson Pollock was the artist.

The owner was approached by an art collector, who offered her $2 million for the painting, yet she refused to sell it saying that she would accept no less than $50 million for it. Well, she still owns the painting…

A man decided to buy an old painting at a flea market in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, in 1989. He paid only $4, hoping that he could use the frame. Once he removed the canvas, he saw a folded paper inside hiding the original copy of the Declaration of Independence, dated 1776.

 

The unique discovery was announced in 1991 by the head of the book and manuscript department at Sotheby’s, David N. Redden. The buyer remained anonymous. Later the same year, the manuscript was auctioned for $2,420,000 at Sotheby’s. 


2. Bathroom Wall Hides Depression-era Currency.

2. Bathroom wall hides depression-era currency.
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In 2006 a homeowner from Cleveland decided to tear down the bathroom walls and renovate the area. Amanda Reece invited contractor Bob Kitts and when he was halfway through his job, he found 2 green metal boxes set inside a wall. The boxes contained rare depression era currency from the 1920s. The money has been valued at approximately $180,000. 

3. The Roman Hoxne Hoard Was Discovered In a field By an amateur Metal Detectorist.

3. The Roman Hoxne Hoard was discovered in a field by an amateur metal detectorist.

The largest cache of Roman gold ever found in Britain was discovered by the retired gardener Eric Lawes, while he was scanning a field in Suffolk, England, looking for the lost hammer of his friend. Thus, instead of a hammer, he discovered  gold, which he reported to the local authorities. The proper excavation of the treasure resulted in more than 14,000 items such as coins, rings, bracelets, magnificent silver objects, etc.

 

In November 1993, those Roman findings were valued at £1.75 million, and the sum was paid to Eric Lawes he found the treasure. Today the most valued and beautiful items are on display in the British Museum





4. The Three Brothers And The Gold Treasure

4. The three brothers and the gold treasure
This absolute masterpiece of the Thracian workmanship has been found by the three Deikov brothers in 1949. That happened near the Bulgarian town of Panagyurishte. While working in the factory’s clay pit the brothers made an unusual discovery, which consisted of a dish, an amphora, and 7 rhytons. All items in the treasure were made of solid 24-carat gold and came with a total weight of 6,164 kg. According to the research of the archaeologists, the treasures belonged to an unknown Thracian ruler back the 3rd century BC.

The items in the Thracian gold treasure are so rare and of such value that the Bulgarian authorities keep them in the vault of the Bulgarian National Bank. Museums worldwide have sets of excellent copies of the Thracian treasure and often exhibit them.

5. $3 million Worth Of baseball Cards Were Discovered In a family’s Attic.

5. $3 million worth of baseball cards were discovered in a family’s attic.
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In a family attic in February 2011, the grandson of Carl Hench, Karl Kissner discovered his rare collection of 700 baseball cards. Karl was cleaning and reorganizing the attic when he found a box that belonged to his grandfather who died in the 1940s.

 

The experts described the impressive collection as “the biggest and most exciting find in the history of sports card collecting, worth millions.” Several months later the family decided to sell some of the cards during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore and the experts reassured them that the cards might bring up to $2-3 million to Karl and his family.

6. Treasure Chest Hidden In A Forest.

6. Treasure chest hidden in a forest.
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The metal detecting enthusiasts are so many in number, yet some of them have taken their hobby on a new level. That happened with a group of people in the Netherlands who used to explore the local forests with their metal detectors. Those guys made a YouTube channel, where they uploaded their finds.

Recently they came upon a big wooden treasure chest, and even if they filmed the finding, they didn’t record its contents on the video. So, what do you think was inside?

7. Magnolias On Gold Velvet Cloth Worth $1,250,000 Covered A Hole In A Wall For Years...

7. Magnolias on Gold Velvet Cloth worth $1,250,000 covered a hole in a wall for years...
This absolute masterpiece by Martin Johnson Heade called Magnolias on Gold Velvet Cloth had been covering a hole in the wall in an Indiana home for many years. This ended when one day the house owner realized the value of the painting as the family was playing a board game about art.

 

In 1999 the origins of the painting were confirmed by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and offered a good price to the owner. The painting was still in perfect condition and in its original frame. The seller accepted the $1.25 for the painting and the museum displayed the Magnolias.

8. Family Secrets And Treasures Hidden In A Grandma’s Safe.

8. Family secrets and treasures hidden in a grandma’s safe.
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We see our grandparents as nice people with a lot of free time, but we do not think about the time they were young. That was valid for one family, who decided to clean their grandma’s house but stumbled upon her safe. As they opened it, they found guns and bags packed with money. The coins were worth $15,000. So, was their grandma a bank robber when she was young? No one could tell.





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Another rare finding is a rare edition of Action Comics in which Superman makes his first appearance. It was hidden in a wall in a Minnesota home for more than 75 years. While renovating the house in 2013, the contractor David Gonzalez found the comic book among the newspapers. It was used as insulation. The comic book was sold several weeks after its discovery for $175,000 to an unknown buyer. However, as Mr. Gonzalez ripped the back cover of the comic, that reduced the price with almost $50,000. Yet, it was still a lucky discovery.

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