Like to shop at Flea markets?

@estherlou (5026)
United States
July 4, 2008 10:22am CST
A woman bought a picture of a flower for $10 at a flea market and found the "handwritten manuscript of "America" (My Country 'tis of Thee) tucked behind the picture". It could be worth tens of thousands of dollars! You hear stuff like this all of the time! People finding rare things in attacs and such. How cool! This one is a piece of our country's history! http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/03/flea.market/index.html
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
I know and I wonder how the heck do these people do it??? Then there's me, did you ever read my story about the time I went to a garage sale and I'm in the garage looking through all this stuff I thought was junk when this man comes around the corner of the garage and says, "Lady what the hell are you doing?" Turned out it wasn't a garage sale he was moving. I wanted to die.
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
5 Jul 08
That is just too funny! How embarrassing for you! Just hilarious.
@venshida (4839)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Wow good for her, I love flea markets and and visit them often. I think I visit one at least 4 times a month.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Hi estherlou! I have heard stories like that before and I do think those people get so lucky. Buying an antigue or old things at a very low price and end up having in your possession that is very valuable. Wow, some people can get lucky indeed! Take care and God bless!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I also like to shop at flea markets and auctions.I have a pair of pictures,one of a girl and one of a boy...It has their names and dates on them...They are from another century,the children are dressed in very old timey cloths from the past..These are nice and i am sure they are worth money,but i have never had them valued....They are framed in very nice framing and ready to hang,these are not photo's these are porteits............
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
4 Jul 08
How come I never find any of these treasures?
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
21 Sep 08
She is an extremely luck person. Although I do browse flea markets from time to time I was never able to find a rare antique.
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
31 Aug 08
And I know a woman that bought a pearl necklace and the owner must of thought it was junk, because she got it for $2.00. She then wore it a couple times and people told her it looked like real pearls so she should get it checked. So after about a year she finally took it to get appraised to find they were real and worth $2,000. Well, she was elated. But I said if she doesn't sell them, then they are only worth the $2.oo she paid for them. Just kidding. I wish I was so lucky to find such treasures at garage sales and flea markets. I go to them quite often but I usually only end up buying books. But I do check more closely now to other items just in case I see something that is worth more, but then How would I know. This is a true story as the woman is my mother. She still has the pearls but now she doesn't wear them anymore.
• United States
9 Jul 08
I wish something that would happen for me! lol I will have to start going back to the flea markets.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I keep hoping that will happen to me, but when I buy junk at auctions, it's generally junk.
• United States
7 Jul 08
oh i love flea markets and yard sales. i just picked up a bunch of cloth for my quilt at ridiculously cheap prices.great quality stuff,too.
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
6 Jul 08
I bet the vendor is kicking his/herself over this since they had no clue about the hidden worth of that picture. They say a picture is worth a thousand words... More like $10,000 worth of words in this case.
@palonghorn (5490)
• United States
6 Jul 08
I have always loved shopping at flea markets, matter of fact I'm going to be headed to one here in a little bit. I have never been so lucky as to find anything that rare or valuable. I guess the only thing I bought that comes close was a small wood scoop, carved from a solid piece of maple, I paid .25 cents and when I looked it up, it was worth $25.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
6 Jul 08
the only thing that I have seen in flea markets around here is a bunch of junk nothing more than that, but that was mighty lucky of her to find though.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
6 Jul 08
she was lucky then! i did hear some stories about that..how i wish i could also found one!!such a treasure!!
@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Yeap it happens. Something a lot more common is you buy a picture and the frame is worth 10X the amount of what the picture is worth. Lucky ones. Zelo
• United States
5 Jul 08
I love to go to flea markets
@missbdoll (1168)
• Australia
5 Jul 08
I love flea markets, but a haven't had the chance to go for awhile.Years ago I used to go every weekend and foumd some really great stuff that way.
• China
5 Jul 08
The woman is a luck dog.
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
I love shopping at flea markets. You can actually find a lot of treasures in these places not to mention some really cheap items. Yeah, flea markets are often crowded and noisy but they are really great places to shop.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Flea markets are just like second hand stores the things you find there, you will not find in regular stores now a days. Sometimes you find good deal at them too and you can't beat that. I know that lady that brought the picture had no idea what she purchased. But I bet she is glad that she did.