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7 People Find the Fortune

Updated on September 19, 2009

Do you believe the fortune? The fortune comes suddenly. not everyone get the fortune.The fortune can shown anywhere. Even in places that are not expected. like warehouse, empty house, basement, bathroom, flea markets, in the closet, sofas, even beds.I will tell about the 7 people find the fortune. They found simple things but worth hundred thousand up to millions dollar. like painting or baseball card. Many things become valuable if they have historical side. Who knows there is an old stuff around us which valuable. Maybe it worth millions dollar.

Old woman who found the 140 years old baseball card in the basement.

How lucky this old lady. Her name is Bernice Gallego, 72 years old from California. She found rare baseball card from the first United States professional team at home, at the basement exactly. With sepia-colored in front of this card, gelatin-silver print images from the entire team. If she following her friend advice. She might sell this Cincinnati Red Stockings cards on eBay for $ 10. But, She's lucky again, because the card which made on 19 century sold $ 75.285 at auction.

The Woman found Pollock Painting worth millions, with only paying $ 5.

Jackson Pollock, an American painter and an artist regarded as a master of abstract expressionism. His painting is very valuable If you're not an admirer of art, this is just only painting. How did the painting sold in local galleries Toronto still a mystery. This is the story about the woman that visiting cheap shop in 1990, at the north America. She saw the painting at the corner of the shop. It looks untouched, and nobody want this painting. She want to buy this painting for her friend. After bargain she get the $5 price. But her friend doesn't like this picture. And he sold back to the shop. And it sold $5. You will surprise to know the price of this painting now. This Pollock painting valued of $ 50 million. What will you do if you become this woman? Are you keep this painting or selling back?

A contractor found $ 182,000 in the bathroom.

What will you do if you have a lot of money? are keep it in bank, under the bed or in the bedroom? The story start from Bob Kitts as a contractor from Cleveland, Ohio. found $ 182,000 from the Age of Depression-era money hidden in the bathroom wall. This is 83 years old house ,near Lake Erie in 2006. all the money is in two green metal lock boxes. Inside the boxes there is an envelope.written "P. Dunne News Agency." He reported about this money directly to the owner of the house. Finally the money given to the owner of those money. The descendants of the family in letter.

A college Students who found a painting worth more than $ 27,000 in the sofa which purchased at flea market.

What do you think if a Germany college student found the valuable painting from Berlin flea market. He bought a sofa for $ 215 and the painting worth 100 times the price of the sofa. According to the Kettler auction house, this painting was sold for $ 27,630 at auction in Hamburg. This painting was made by unknown painter from 1605 up to 1620. I think he will covering all the college cost from this money.

A collector discovered gold coins worth $200,000 after cleaning the empty house

Jeff Bidelman, the owner of Collectibles Johnstown helping the family clean their house had been left more than twenty years ago. He saw the hole upstairs wall. He found piles of gold coins in a torn bag. Jeff Bidelman found at least 8.500 coins. Wow..amazing. And the good news is all the coins worth $200,000. Be careful when you clean your house who knows you will find something worthwhile in it.

People who bought the painting for $ 30 and it worth $ 1.2 million

One day, an employee of the company in Indiana spent $ 30 for some furniture and old paintings. The flower panting was very beautiful. And he decided to hang out this painting on the wall. When we played the game called Masterpiece he found the picture similar with his painting at home.After he find out, he found the information that the painting made by Martin Johnson Heade, an American painter who painted landscapes and flowers. He asked the Kennedy Galleries in Manhattan, which handled Heade's works.Finally Fine Arts Museum in Houston, bought the painting for $ 1.2 million dollars. Wow...very expensive.

Men who buy the official copy of the Declaration of Independence at a price of $ 4

An unknown man, bought  tear painting for $ 4 at a flea market, Adamstown.Pa. because he was interested with the beautiful frame. After went home she was very surprised. He found one of 500 certified copies of the Independence Declaration, folded and hidden in the back of this painting. All the copies is neat, with the leaflet form. The Copies printed by John Dunlap on July 4, 1776. to bring the news of American independence to the residents of the 13 colonies. This is one of 24 copies known as the Declaration, and one of three remaining in private hands. the copies with the $4 price was auctioned worth $ 2,420,000 at Sotheby's.


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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      hi Aga thanks for coming to this hub. I am glad your father found it. I hope it become his fortune. Sorry I don't know about this information. I found this information from my local newspaper and that is just summary. rest of all I browse around the internet including the picture. I pray and I hope you'll find someone or site who can tell you about the information of affirmed originality of the copy. After that try to offer in the famous auction like Sotheby's. I hope the best for you.

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      aga 7 years ago

      Hi prasetio30.

      I understand that you found a copy of this document. Could you tell me who affirmed originality of the copy? I ask because my father also found a document D of I.


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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Agus for comment and support this hub.

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      agusfanani 8 years ago from Indonesia

      I admit it's a good hub.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      great comment,Starme77. Your story make this hub more colorful. She is one of the fortune lady. $20.00 become $5,000 really amazing.

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      starme77 8 years ago

      This is a really awesome Hub - I buy and sell all the time -so I can really appreciate this Hubb ! A lady in my town bought a toaster for $20.00 at a yard sale - put it on E-bay and it went for $5,000 imagine if she had taken it to a real auction :) Wow - this is cool stuff

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Blake for share about your stuff that sold a few hundred. But it looks great achievement. How if you find many things like that maybe it worth thousand. thanks Gwennies for comment. I hope you enjoy those information above and the picture also.

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      gwennies pen 8 years ago

      I do wonder where you get all your information on such neat topics. Pictures and details. Cool! :)

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      Blake Flannery 8 years ago from United States

      I just bought something at Goodwill for 3.99 that might be worth a few hundred on(ebay). I won't get rich from it though.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Thanks Tantrum and Mitch King. I hope you'll find the fortune also.

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      Mitch King 8 years ago from Wilsoville, OR, USA

      I have heard many stories like this where people have purchased things at garage sales or used stores only to find something inside worth a fortune.

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      tantrum 8 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

      Hi! Great hub! Very interesting. I enjoyed reading ! Thanks !

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I hope you'll find it.

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      breakfastpop 8 years ago

      Dear prasetio30,

      I always imagine finding something valuable when I visit flea markets and garage sales. I can dream can't I! Nice hub.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Jiberish. I hope you find valuable things from the second hand store.

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      jiberish 8 years ago from florida

      How interesting, I'll be visiting some second hand stores. Very Nice Hub. :)

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks fastfreta, I hope you find old things that valuable.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      presetio30, this is a very good article. Now you will have everyone looking in every corner of their homes, etc, looking for treasures. Great hub.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks Veronica. You are my loyal reader. I hope we get some benefit from this hub.

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      cool hub! Great job once again!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for Judy, Reconciled Heart, Waren E and Tina for comment to this hub. For Tina, thanks for great explanation. Thanks for reviewing Heade painting. I agree with. But maybe we have another point of view about this painting. And I appreciate your review. For Judy, If it worth millions dollar why don't we sell it.

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      Waren E 8 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      Nice stories of good fortune and success,it's always nice to read things of good report!

      Well done prasetio30!:D

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      reconciled heart 8 years ago

      Encouraging article! Thanks for sharing these stories.

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      Tina Irene 8 years ago

      Thank you for this hub article, prasetio30.

      Every discovery you have highlighted is amazing. The Declaration of Independence of the USA wins my vote as far as "roots" are concerned.

      At the same time, I saw the Martin Johnson Heade painting and the gentleman who "discovered" it during a cable presentation of "Antique Roadway" a number of years ago. For shear beauty, Heade's painting gets my vote, hands down. Heade captures light like no other painter and, as a result, the objects he painted appear very, very real.

      For example, look at the cloth on the table in that painting. You can practically reach out and touch it. The flower stem to the right can practically be picked up; the soft feeling the flowers manifest compels one to imagine running a finger gently across one of the velvet-like petals; the perfume of the flowers can be so well imagine as to be "upon the air".

      Take a good, long look at that painting with the foregoing imagery in mind, then scroll up to the painting above it. Take that painting in for about 30 seconds, then scroll down to Heade's again.

      As stated, Heade captured light like no other painter but, he also caught just the right darkness too.

      This is a fantastic hub article, prasetio 30!

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      I don't think I could sell the original copy of the Declaration of Independence. Great stories!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks to all the comment. I hope we find something that maybe can be sell and worth thousand even millions dollars.

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      Great stuff again. I can't even imagine finding a original copy of the Declaration of Independence that is so amazing.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Interesting information. Great Hub.

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      divinemercylover1 8 years ago

      You did a great piece of work here Prasetio. I suppose one never knows where we may find a hidden treasure. Thankyou for sharing. Good story.

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      lyricsingray 8 years ago

      Great Hub!

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      Stef Verheyen 8 years ago from Belgium (Europe)

      hey friend great hub, i guess i will be checking the garages sales, who knows.....

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I found a few things but not valuable. It mean the fortune not for me. thanks mtsi1098 for comment.

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      mtsi1098 8 years ago

      Very nice hub...Finding hidden treasures must be a thrill...Have you ever found anything like these items?