Occasionally, when ripping apart an old house, I find hidden treasures behind old base boards, under built-in casework, even inside old drains. Last week I found a solitaire diamond ring. IT WAS HUGE. At least a carat plus. That was exciting.
Once, when remodeling an old house that was originally built in 1929 for a local Banker, I found several interesting items. First, there were several old coins, the most valuable one was a 1900 Liberty Quarter. I discovered that is was worth about $30. Then there was several old pictures, old love letters, and part of an old newspaper dated 1936.
A friend of mine was helping an old family friend clean out their attic after her husband had died and they were selling off the estate. They found many valuable Treasury Bills and some old Stock Certificates up there. I'm not sure of the worth of that find but it was significant.
I remember when I was bout 10, my Great Grandma had died and we were selling her house and all the personal belongings inside the house. My Great Uncle was sure that Great Grandpa had hidden a fortune in the walls of that old house. He made sure he was the highest bidder so he would end up with the house. He tore that entire house apart looking for a treasure that never existed. (They were poor as church mice)
Have you ever found anything of value when remodeling an old home?
It sure is fun when I find something old, especially when it has some value.
Oh! As for that diamond solitaire...it was a genuine FAKE!
Maybe better luck next time, huh.
Good Luck to You!
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