6 People Who Accidentally Found Fortune

Submitted by: wills-site 7 years ago Misc
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/30933#more-30933

Every time you go to a yard sale, you just might buy something as cool as the Declaration of Independence. Or not.
There are 33 comments:
Male 2,553
I love to read those types of stories, the first four were my favourites.

Oh, and "Sadly, there is no word of whether of not the hammer was ever found." made me lmao. ^^ Me likey lots.

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Female 414
lucky people
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Male 97
aww, australias history is very much worthless, so i doubt ill get rich like this.
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Female 5,222
100% agree with snivellus
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Male 3,431
I once found a quarter in a public urinal.
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Female 48
Poor Teri Horton and her fugly painting
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Male 37
The car boot sales in England are astonishing... I know people who`ve found watches there worth 100s to 1000s and snapped them up for hardly anything at all.
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Female 602
I was too lazy to read, so I tried to assume what happened from the pictures.
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Male 2,514
Why is the title of this piece "6 People Who Accidentally Found Fortune" when the last woman has spent so much time (as well as money I`m sure) only to still be holding on to a giant painting that seems to be worth nothing more than $5?

Also, a few of the people in this piece were actually looking for fortune either with metal detectors or by rock hounding, so one could hardly say that their finds were accidental.

A more apt name for this segments would be:
"5 people who found some valuable poo and one woman who has spent her life savings trying to authenticate a painting, only to end up with a giant piece of crap that is seemingly only worth $5"

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Male 2,514
My mother sent me an email a few months ago with a picture of a painting she had just bought at an auction for $40 because she "thought it was cute". It really wasn`t to my liking, but when she said it was painted by Gil Veda, I told her she might want to try to get it authenticated, since he is a decently well known artist.

She did get Gil to authenticate it and then got it appraised. The appraisal for her $40 painting came back at $50,000.

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Female 523
I totally want a metal detector for my birthday.
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Male 15,832
"Have you ever found buried treasure like these folks?"

No, but if I ever did, I would certainly want my name and picture plastered all over the Internet. Just think of all the nice people I could meet who would help me invest it.

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Male 5,190
Screw them D:
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Male 49
Actually It`s seven people who accidentally found fortune, cause the about the diamonds ("2. Arkansas is a Girl’s Best Friend") had two fortune finders.
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Male 7,933
umm...i have a griffey rookie card...
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Male 527
I would mind digging around in your pants opiebreath...... erm pockets.... for change?
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Male 1,381
Hooray! make me feel worse about being lower class! :)
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Female 9,402
Now I wanna find something worth a lot of money now...
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Female 688
i just found a genuine vivienne westwood at a flea market for £12 <3
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Male 8,302
I accidentally found a fortune in a vault at the local Bank when I was checking my deposit box, but they wouldn`t let me keep it. They *claimed* that they knew it was there already and it belonged to them. Lying bas*ards.
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Male 1,666
My oldest and most valuable thin is either a 1875 20 Ruble bill, or an original, unpublished and professionally taken blown up picture of Marilyn Manson exiting a plane.
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Male 1,148
nice list... I want to find some treasure now ¬¬
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Male 741
Sure Opie, that`s what they ALL say ;P!
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Female 15,763
Pocket! Pants POCKET! Sheesh.
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Female 778
my fiance got a 1908 barber quarter from a convenience store not too long ago.
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Male 13,624
opiebreath - I was gonna ask, but um, maybe not eh
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Female 15,763
Well... um.. one time I found $20 in my pants...
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Male 1,375
I will never joke the people with the metal detectors on the beach again.........
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Male 136
I learned the hard way about buyings used clothes from a yard sale. I`ll NEVER do it again.
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Male 13,624
``Deceleration`` of Independence? Seriously?

``Deceleration``? seriously? you got a brake on your laws now?

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Male 13,624
Lucky B*stards!!!!
Although I did once salvage my companies Boardroom table they were chucking out, and I sold it throu Ebay to a Brighton hotel for £350, so I guess you look, you find
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Female 683
Deceleration of Independence? Seriously?
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Male 195
Link: 6 People Who Accidentally Found Fortune [Rate Link] - Every time you go to a yard sale, you just might buy something as cool as the Declaration of Independence. Or not.
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