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Collection of Rare, Vintage and Antique Estate Items... | EstateSales.org

Collection of Rare, Vintage and Antique Estate Items... | EstateSales.org | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Photos, dates & times, description of this sale in Stafford, Connecticut. Sale brought to you by Great Picks, LLC
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Great Picks, LLC is a company that will buy, sell and consign single items and entire estates.
Read more at http://estatesales.org/stafford-ct-estate-sales/collection-of-rare-vintage-529317#8vjKG7PlGHJDOodE.99

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McLean's 'American Pie' sells for $1.2M at auction

McLean's 'American Pie' sells for $1.2M at auction | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Singer-songwriter Don McLean sold his original manuscript and notes to "American Pie" for $1.2 million.
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"The day the music...SOLD"  Classic 1972 song lyrics bring top dollar at auction.

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Action Comics #1 sells for a 'super' $658K in online auction

Auction Central News is the worldwide leader in auction and collecting news, updated daily from all major sources in the industry.
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What's your toy collection worth?  Comics, toys, trains and dolls from before WWII can be very valuable...

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37-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered In California House Returned to Man Who Hid It

37-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered In California House Returned to Man Who Hid It | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
A 37-year-old time capsule discovered in a Fontana, California home last December has been returned to the man who hid it as a 12-year-old boy. Texas resident Robert Wright, 49, told ABC News today he flew with his father to their former home this past weekend to pick up the 1978 time capsule and its contents -- a letter Wright wrote to himself, a McDonald's scratch card game, newspaper clippings and coins. My name is Robert Wright. The capsule remained hidden until six years ago when it was discovered by the home's current owner, Greg Sandoval, while he was doing a renovation.
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What's in your walls?  My brothers and I buried a time capsule in our back yard in 1985... Hard to believe that it was 30 years ago now.

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Grateful Dead's Original Lyrics, Posters and Furniture Go to Auction

Grateful Dead's Original Lyrics, Posters and Furniture Go to Auction | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Original draft of "He's Gone" lyrics leads curious offerings to be sold in April
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How much is your rock and roll memorabilia worth?

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Painting bought for 50 cents in Indiana going up for auction

Painting bought for 50 cents in Indiana going up for auction | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jesse Ronnebaum isn't sure what moved him to buy a worn painting of seven men playing pool from a yard sale other than his love of old things. He knew, though, that he didn't want to pay the asking price — $1. Now the item he got after haggling the cost down to 50 cents may be worth thousands.
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Another reason the "off site" estate sale is a better option.  This painting was sold at a yard sale for 50 cents...

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Spelunkers Unearth More Rare Objects in Israeli Cave

Spelunkers Unearth More Rare Objects in Israeli Cave | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
A month after the discovery of the largest cache of ancient coins ever hauled from the Mediterranean, spelunkers have unearthed another treasure trove of rare coins, silver and bronze objects in a cave in northern Israel. Three members of the Israeli Caving Club, Reuven Zakai, Chen Zakai and a Lior Haloney recently lowered themselves into a well-hidden stalactite cave, wriggled through a narrow passageway and happened upon the shiny objects. “The valuables might have been hidden in the cave by local residents who fled there during the period of governmental unrest stemming from the death of Alexander, a time when the Wars of the Diadochi broke out in Israel between Alexander’s heirs following his death,” according to archaeologists at the Israel Antiquities Authority.
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Cave explorers find treasures from Israel during Old Testament years...

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Archaeologists discover 'extraordinary' tomb of ancient Celtic prince

Archaeologists discover 'extraordinary' tomb of ancient Celtic prince | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in France have uncovered the tomb of a Celtic prince from the Early Iron Age, also known as the Hallstatt era.
The team believes the prince lived 2,500 years ago, and his burial site is one of the largest ever found from the fifth century B.C.E. And the most incredible part is that it was found under a traffic roundabout.

Magnifique découverte d'une tombe princière celte. La France est riche de son héritage millénaire. Bravo à l'Inrap ! pic.twitter.com/rmYLM2GadG
— Manuel Valls (@manuelvalls) March 4, 2015

Archaeologists from France's National Archaeological Research Institute (Inrap) have been working at the Troyes site since October. The tomb contained Greek and Etruscan artifacts, including a chariot, a cauldron decorated with Greek gods, and an amphora with images of Dionysus. The value of the corpse's burial items are what led the team to believe he was an aristocrat and likely a prince.
"Even in the rich Greek tombs you don't find such objects," Dominique Garcia, the head of Inrap, told The Telegraph. "These objects were like diplomatic gifts."
In a statement, the researchers explained that Celtic communities would have acquired Greek and Etruscan items through trade with Mediterranean cultures. The archaeologists described the find as an "extraordinary" discovery, The International Business Times reports.
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Amazing discovery in France

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Flight Suit Found at Toronto Vintage Store

Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Flight Suit Found at Toronto Vintage Store | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
A flight suit belonging to Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, was picked up in the most unlikely place: a vintage store in downtown Toronto. When physician and scientist Dr. Julielynn Y. Wong spotted the flight suit hanging on the store's wall, she "asked the salesgirl to bring it down so I could have a closer look," Wong, a former ABC News digital reporter, told ABC News today. It was the name tag of former astronaut Chris Hadfield. Hadfield concluded over Facebook message, "You have brought my actual flight suit!" Wong recalled.
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What's in your local thrift shop?

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Man Finds $35,000 Treasure at Goodwill

Man Finds $35,000 Treasure at Goodwill | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Credit: Zach Norris) It’s not every day you walk into the Goodwill and find a watch worth $35,000, but Phoenix resident and thrift store fan Zach Norris did just that. Norris spends a lot of time searching through thrift shops and charity stores looking for overlooked treasures, and on this occasion he hit the jackpot.  "[It’s] one of those things where you’re like, ‘one day, one day it will happen,’" he told  CBS local news.
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One man's junk (donation) is another man's treasure...

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Chinese herdsman stumbles onto a 17-pound gold nugget

Chinese herdsman stumbles onto a 17-pound gold nugget | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Lucky find. A Chinese herdsman stumbled on a 17-pound gold nugget.
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How much is a 17 pound gold nugget worth?  To this man in China, that is enough for him to live off of for the rest of his life!

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Crazy-rare classic 'Star Trek' phaser goes up for auction - CNET

Crazy-rare classic 'Star Trek' phaser goes up for auction - CNET | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
A screen-used prop phaser from the original "Star Trek" series is up for sale and it's expected to fetch a price that is out of this world.
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What's in your collection?  Do you really know what it's worth?

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Huge cache of confederate weapons seized by Gen. Sherman may have been found in S.C. river

Huge cache of confederate weapons seized by Gen. Sherman may have been found in S.C. river | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Historians have found evidence of the loot in downtown Columbia.
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What's in your river?

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Alan Turing Notebook Sells For More Than $1 Million At Auction

Alan Turing Notebook Sells For More Than $1 Million At Auction | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
The manuscript dates to 1942, when the mathematician and computer science pioneer worked to break the German Enigma code. It is filled with complex mathematical and computer science notations.
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What's in your old papers and book collection?  The guy who broke the German code and helped defeat the Nazi regime in WWII had a manuscript. 

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Expert Tips on Finding Treasures at Goodwill (Skip the Jewelry Case!)

Expert Tips on Finding Treasures at Goodwill (Skip the Jewelry Case!) | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Around the same time an elderly Ohio couple plunked down 58 cents for a West Point sweater that turned out to have belonged to the late NFL legend Vince Lombardi … with an estimated value of about $20,000.  So how come when the rest of us head to Goodwill or the Salvation Army or a local thrift store we only seem to find old T-shirts, cheap jewelry and weathered paperback books? Related story on Yahoo Makers: The Best Way to Breathe New Life Into Your Old T-Shirt Bring Your Smartphone Back in the day, you’d have to really know your stuff in order to recognize if something you scoped out on the shelf was worth a small fortune or not.
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Makes sure to have a qualified estate services company walk you through your items before you throw away anything or donate anything!  Read more...  http://greatpicks.estatesales.org/

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Archaeologists discover a 2,200-year-old crossbow in China

Archaeologists discover a 2,200-year-old crossbow in China | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in China have unearthed a crossbow that's about 2,200 years old, and it's in shockingly good condition.
The crossbow was buried along with more than 8,000 life-size terra cotta clay warriors in Xi'an, in China's Shaanxi province. China.org reports that the artifact is the most complete crossbow to be found at the site.
The team believes the crossbow's strings are made from animal tendons, which allowed for its preservation. The archaeologists also found two wooden sticks, called Qing, next to the crossbow. The Qing have rope holes so that crossbows could be secured and transported, Ancient Origins explains.

Excellently preserved, complete crossbow from 2,200 years ago found at Terracotta Warrior site http://t.co/AlgNaRZtgy pic.twitter.com/eFcmo3FTay
— ancient-origins (@ancientorigins) March 24, 2015

Historians believe the clay army was created to protect Emperor Qin Shi Huang after his death. Though the warriors are clay, their weapons are real, not replicas.
The terra cotta warriors were first discovered in 1974, but the crossbow adds a new piece to the puzzle. Scientists will continue studying the crossbow because it could provide new understanding about ancient weapons.
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Did you know that the crossbow was invented over 2,200 years ago?

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10 Biggest Car Collections In The World And Their Owners

10 Biggest Car Collections In The World And Their Owners | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Baseball cards, stamps, comic books - things most people collect. Well, not these guys. For most of us, a personal car collection is nothing more than fantasy. But when you have a love for all things auto (and millions of dollars to spend), that fantasy becomes reality.
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Now these are some serious car collections...

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Researchers uncover 'mask unlike any other'

Researchers uncover 'mask unlike any other' | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
An ancient god has resurfaced in Israel thanks to what archaeologists say is a one-of-a-kind discovery.
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This bronze mask is one of the largest of its kind ever found!

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U.S. College Finds Priceless Coin Collection — In Its Own Library

U.S. College Finds Priceless Coin Collection — In Its Own Library | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Dozens of gold and silver coins, some from the eras of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, spent decades on a shelf in the University at Buffalo's library.
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What's in your library?  Values of coins have increased since 1935, when this collection was given to a library...

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The Awesome Car Collection of AC/DC Lead Singer Brian Johnson

The Awesome Car Collection of AC/DC Lead Singer Brian Johnson | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Brian Johnson from AC/DC is known first and foremost as a rock legend, but he hasn’t wasted (all) his money on drugs and women. He’s been investing in some sweet sheet metal, as a peek into his car collection shows. When he’s not touring the world performing hits like, “You Shook Me All Night Long,”
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Brian Johnson is easily "Back In (the) Black" :-)

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Ancient Chinese vase set to fetch $7.7 mn in Hong Kong

Ancient Chinese vase set to fetch $7.7 mn in Hong Kong | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
A simple Chinese vase made over 800 years ago and unveiled in Hong Kong Monday is expected to fetch HK$60 million (US$7.7 million) when it goes under the hammer next month, Sotheby's said. The plain octagonal piece, tinted a milky blue, was created during the Southern Song Dynasty -- which ruled southern China from 1127-1279 -- and is just 20 centimetres (eight inches) tall. The vase is from the same collection as a Chinese porcelain bowl created at around the same time, which fetched nearly US$27 million at a Sotheby's sale in April 2012. Hong Kong has emerged as one of the biggest global auction hubs alongside New York and London, fuelled by China's economic boom and demand from Chinese and other Asian collectors.
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Values of Asian Antiques have been on the rise and values are through the roof.  

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Vintage NASA photos up for auction - CNN

Vintage NASA photos up for auction - CNN | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
Nearly 700 photographs from the golden age of space exploration are being sold by Bloomsbury Auctions in London. The sale includes iconic images and a large number of rarely seen photographs from NASA.
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Old photographs prove to be very collectible...

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Magna Carta copy found in scrapbook

Magna Carta copy found in scrapbook | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
An early edition of Magna Carta is found in archives in Kent, months ahead of the document's 800th anniversary.
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$11 million dollar Magna Carta found in a scrapbook! What's in your library?

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Big Money For Monet's 'Le Grand Canal'

Big Money For Monet's 'Le Grand Canal' | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
A Venetian waterscape by Claude Monet has sold for more than $35 million at a London auction as the high-end art market shows resilience in a bumpy global economy.

"Le Grand Canal," fetched 23.7 million pounds ($35.6 million) at Sotheby'...
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Is a properly marketed auction the best way to sell your items?  Here are 35 million reasons the answer is YES...

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Lock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallas

Lock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallas | "What's New in The World of Old" | Scoop.it
DALLAS (AP) — A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas.
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How much is a lock of Lincoln's hair worth?

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