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Treasures That Were Bought Cheap (25 pics)

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  • 21 Apr, 2020  |
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“$5 flea market steal: a Salvador Dali soft watch by Exaequo. The original purchase was for a $129 genuine leather band.”

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“Found this ring for $5 as it was sold as ‘gold plated.’ The ‘PLAT’ hallmark actually means platinum and the stones are diamonds and aquamarine.”


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“I picked up this crude bowl plus some other bits and bobs for $3.50. After seeing the sticker and doing a quick Google search, it turns out it was salvaged sunken treasure from a ship that went down in 1822. I just got it because it was blue!”


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“A Roy Lichtenstein silkscreen poster found at Goodwill for $5! The best $5 bucks I’ve ever spent.”


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“Found this pendant in the costume jewelry section for $12. I took it to an auction house over the weekend and they said it’s an unmarked antique lavalier worth $1,000 — $1,500.”


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A Whiting & Davis gold crystal ball clutch at Goodwill for $5 that retails for $225!



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“Got an amazing rare sunburst MCM clock for $30 by bartering with a housewife at her garage sale. Found it for $900 online.”


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“Scored this awesome mid-century modern chair today for $25! It’s made of real leather from Italy.”


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“Found this rivière style necklace this morning for $11 and assumed the stones were glass but they’re actually genuine amethysts.”


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“Found this mid-century wrought iron table and chairs for $20 at the thrift store by my house. Marked Lee L. Woodard & Sons, all original. I couldn’t buy it fast enough!”


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“Found this original autographed framed Snoopy drawing by Charles Schultz for $4.95.”


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“Found this hanging on the costume jewelry wall at Value Village. While ringing it up the cashier said, ‘Oh, this is really nice!’ It’s a $10,000 chain with a $14,000 pendant. Gold tested as marked and the stone tested as a diamond. It weighs 6.7 grams.”


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“I didn’t realize until I got home and looked closer that these sunglasses were vintage (made in West Germany) and gold-filled.”


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“Dad found a set of Le Creuset pots for $2 at the local dump. Christmas has come early!”


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“Got this silver poison ring with amber for $10 and stuck an eye inside of it!”


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“Found a 1971 purple 442 in a bag with 9 other Redlines at Savers for $3.99. Turns out it’s one of the rarest Hot Wheels and I sold it sold for $2,800! The other cars in the bag sold for just over $200 total.”


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“I got this for $8 at Goodwill today — I just thought they smelled nice and looked it up when I got home. Turns out it’s worth $75 when new!”


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“Found this gorgeous $14,000 gold-plated, opal brooch at a thrift store. Only $3!”


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A signed copy of The Afghan Girl photo for $12.99. One of the most famous National Geographic photos ever!


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“A genuine pearl and gold-filled necklace thrifted separately and used for parts. Items cost a total of $2. Now I have a pearl necklace!”


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“A 1722 British Half-Penny found in a button box at a charity shop in York, United Kingdom. It cost 11 cents.”


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“A Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali egg cup set!! They make my heart happy every time I look over at their cutie faces. Cost just $1.99.”


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“Found this gold leaf choker for $25.50 at Vinnies! It’s from West Germany in the 1960s — a really beautiful statement piece. I’m actually in love!”


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“A $99 Japanese knife for $3 — I couldn’t believe it. The fish melts under it when I cut.”


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“My 1930s vanity that I found at a GW for $25. I’m an avid thrift store shopper and this is my favorite thing I’ve ever bought.”



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