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    Wink To the Attic Quick!

    Treasure in the attic fetches family $86 million Holy cow I need to find one of these!
    A British mother and son who found a rare Chinese vase while clearing out the attic of a dead relative hit the jackpot when it sold for $86 million.....

    in a new twist, claims have now emerged that the owner of the vase was told it was a fake after taking it for evaluation by experts on an Antiques Roadshow-style television program....
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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    I'll admit it....I like watching the Antiques Road Show.

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    Yep one of my favorite shows too.... you never know what piece of trash will turn into a treasure or what treasure is actually trash....
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    Just think about all the junk they have to wade through to get the dozen or so pieces for each episode. The longer those shows go on, the harder it will be.

    I would like to see more of the dissapointed ones. You know, Grandpa said this was a solid gold-Tiffany-Chippendale-whatever heirloom that's been insured for thousands of dollars, and it turns out to be a Chinese knock off made in 1978 and worth $100.
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    People just don't appreciate my Richard Nixon stamps that I tucked away after a campaign rally. I just knew he was going to be a great president.

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    When I was a kid, I got all of the comic books when they first came out, got them all. I had several piles of them over three feet tall. When we moved to Delaware, my parents burned them so they would hot have to transport them. Boy would I like to have them back!
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    The Chinese bought it and it's going back to China.
    They bought it with all of the money that they have from selling us all cell phones and tennis shoes.

    In case you're wondering what it looks like. Here it be.

    Pretty Thing. I wouldn't have paid more than 30 Million for it though.


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    I enjoy watching THE ANTIQUES ROADSHOW as well.

    Is Billy Beer considered valuable yet???
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    One never knows do they? I'd rather come across that than keep playing scratch-offs for sure.

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    Why is ANY vase worth 86 million?
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Why is ANY vase worth 86 million?
    I'm with him......

    It's funny the value that rich people assign to weird stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    People just don't appreciate my Richard Nixon stamps that I tucked away after a campaign rally. I just knew he was going to be a great president.

    My niece is still waiting for her beanie baby investment to hit peak value...
    I used to have a campaign button that was my Dad's from Nixon. It said, and I hope I don't get zinged by the mods here, "They can't lick our (you figure out the rest, short for Richard)."

    I have often thought I should be buying all the weird toys and stuff that comes and goes and just chuck it all in a temp control storage unit. One day my grandkids would hit the jackpot.
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    It's not a "vase" it's pronounced "vaaaahz!" C'mon peeps get it right!

    I wonder too why some stuff is worth gajillions and other stuff not.
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    That is an ugly vase. It's worth target practice to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    When I was a kid, I got all of the comic books when they first came out, got them all. I had several piles of them over three feet tall. When we moved to Delaware, my parents burned them so they would hot have to transport them. Boy would I like to have them back!
    I had grocery bags full of them, N My dad took mine to the city dump right after I go married and moved out.....

    I had some pristine first editions of spiderman, x men, and many other super hero's back from the days when a comic was a dime, yeah I could have sold them for a pile of $$$$ today......
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century

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