As humans, we're fortunate to live on the planet Earth. There's enough mystery, wonder and adventure to last every single one of us a lifetime. There are breathtaking views that can only be reached by hiking 20 miles up the side of a mountain. There are fascinating creatures that can only be seen in remote parts of the world during certain times of the year. Needless to say, there are a lot of really cool things that can be experienced.
Most of the time, people find these hidden gems through word of mouth. A friend leaves the country and stumbles across a hidden waterfall, and instantly, you want to go there, too. On the other hand, there are some treasures that are found entirely by accident. But these kinds of treasures bring a different kind of value to your life. While they may be beautiful, they're also monetarily valuable.
This hidden treasure is just more proof that you can pass over a great flea market bargain.
A German woman was strolling around her favorite flea market when she spotted a great deal on a couch. She couldn't resist, so she paid the vendor the $215 they were asking for. Once the woman got the couch home, she realized that there was a painting in the couch. After having it appraised, the woman found out that it was a 17th-century painting and she later sold it for $27,630!!
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After 80 years, only 50 copies of the first appearance of Superman still exist in the world.
One of those priceless copies was found inside the walls of a home in Minnesota. As the owner grabbed the copy out of the wall, he accidentally ripped the back cover. Even so, this original copy was sold at an auction for a whopping $175,000! Who would've known that the comic books that kids had to hide from the parents would one day be worth so much money!
This couple got more than they bargained for while working in their garden.
This couple from California was spending their afternoon in their garden when they stumbled across something that wasn't fit for a salad. While digging around, the couple found a strange container. They must have been in a state of shock when they discovered that it was filled with $10 million worth of gold coins! Talk about a gold rush!
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Installing a pool is an expensive investment, but it's worth it, especially in this case.
A man in Austria decided to expand his pool area, so he began the excavating process. During the dig, he found 200 hundred pieces of jewelry and other precious items that were believed to be over 650-years-old! But instead of selling the treasure trove, he lent them to the Austrian Museum for them to display!
How do you think would it feel to discover ancient family heirlooms that you never even knew existed?
As you know, Marie Antoinette was convicted of high treason sentenced to death in October of 1793. Marie must have known what was coming because she gave all of her most prized pieces to her nephew. It wasn't until recently that the nephew's descendants located the jewels and put them up for an auction.