Found Items! What is the Most Interesting Thing You Have Ever Found??

@artistry (4154)
United States
January 20, 2010 12:43pm CST
Every now and then we find things, walking down the street, on the beach. What has been the most interesting thing you have ever found? Do you still have it?
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@MsTickle (24978)
• Australia
23 Jan 10
I have found many things, mostly coins I guess. Finding a threepence or sixpence is great these days as these are no longer in circulation. The best one I found though was a penny which was minted the year I was born, I found it in the dirt road shortly after I moved here 4 years ago. Pennies also are no longer in circulation. Mind you, coins are only of value of they are in mint condition and this one is certainly not. It's quite rough and dirty.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
23 Jan 10
....Hi MsTickle, i am a believer of signs and things. I would think that you finding that penny, with the year of your birth on it, was a sign of good luck for you with the property that you were moving into. I could be very wrong, but I would guess that you have been happy with your place. That penny was a message to tell you that all was going to be fairly well with everything "o). I hope that I am right. Keep that penny! Take it easy. Thanks for responding.
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@MsTickle (24978)
• Australia
23 Jan 10
Yep, that was my thought as well. Except for the arrival of my next door neighbour who has been a real thorn in my side, I've been lucky and happy here.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
23 Jan 10
...Hi MsTickle, My sister had someone living next door to her, I told her I would prsy for her that the situation would change. The lady, an older woman so it was strange. But she sold her house and moved away, a nicer person moved in next door to my sister. May the same thing happen to you. "o) Things do change. Sending it up for you. Take that penny out and rub it. Take care.
@Trojin (188)
• United States
20 Jan 10
A long time ago while I was swimming in the river, I found a gold diamond ring. I shined it up and it's still locked up in my safe.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
21 Jan 10
...Hi Trojin, Welcome to the good old ranch, enjoy, it's a fun place to be. Well what a nice swim that turned out to be. Although you may have done it already, I would have to have the ring appraised, just to satisfy my curosity as to the value. This is not the same, but a friend of a friend once "found" a ring at a flea market with foreign engraving in it, bought it for five or ten dollars. When he had it appraised it belonged to a former King and was valued at some five-hundred thousand dollars. Quite a find. Good luck. Thanks for your reaponse. Take care.
@Trojin (188)
• United States
21 Jan 10
Good advice. No. I haven't ever had it appraised. It never occurred to me actually. But now I think I should take it by Zales to see what they say about it. Thanks.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
21 Jan 10
...Hi there again, I would just write down what they say, if they think you want to sell it, they will naturally low ball the figure. In time, find a formal appraiser of jewelry for a more accurate value. Diamonds I think, go up and down in value like gold. Good luck, one more thing, I would get a rider on my insurance policy for it, you never know. Take care.
• United States
20 Jan 10
i used to live in reno nv and remember when i would walk around downtown you would always find cups, glasses sitting around the casinos. peopl that left with there cup by accident would just set them down. i used to always pick them up, take them home, run them throught the dish washer and filled my cabinet with casino glassware. was the best money saver ever.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
21 Jan 10
...Hi sachikobrandl, Welcome to the ranch, enjoy yourself. This is interesting, because here in Atlantic City casinos, they use plastic or paper cups for coins. The casinos in Nevada must be big spenders, to use glassware, which would cost more. I would think they would make very nice souvenirs. That's my lesson for the day. Thank you for your response. Take care.
• United States
26 Jan 10
these were drink glasses! people would walk out with by accident and just leave laying on the closest curb. the coin cup were plastic as well.
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
26 Jan 10
...Hi there again, Thanks for clarifying,. Take it easy.
@lilyrayne (107)
• United States
21 Jan 10
All kinds of things!! I like to go to concert festivals and get up super early in the morning to see what has been dropped i call them my ground scores!! I have found money, jewelry, pets, things sold at the concert just all kinds of stuff! Other than that I collect rocks and arrow heads and i find them on a consistant basis just about everywhere i go! You know what they say finders keepers one mans trash is another mans treasure, so i am not beyond finding awsome vintage furniture on the curb lol!
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
21 Jan 10
...Hi lilyrayne, Welcome to the ranch, enjoy. This sounds as if you could open a store with all kinds of good things. That idea about awesome vintage furniture is interesting, my girl friend's husband would take his pickup truck out to upper income neighborhoods and take furniture that had been left for the trash man. He had a warehouse where he would refinish the furniture and then put it up for sale. The man was making money hand over fist, his inventory was virtually free. Amazing business. Take care, thanks for your input.