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    HORROR STORIES

    What have you had that was SOLD, THROWN AWAY, STOLEN,...etc.,that would be worth big money today?
    My mother in law used to throw away my father in laws comic books ,that he had collected since he was a kid, when she would clean house back in the 50's. ( a couple at a time ) I don't know specifics of what he had, but he graduated high school in '47, during the golden age of comics!
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    My wife had an arrowhead collection stolen from her grammar school days. It was show and tell day and she forgot then when she left school. It was a huge collection and to this day doesn't like to talk about it.
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    Found a CSA belt buckle in Georgia when I was a kid. It was in great shape.
    Traded it a year later for a big shark tooth.
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    My Chevy silverado was stolen twice out of my driveway and recovered both times thank God lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lafitte Deux View Post
    Found a CSA belt buckle in Georgia when I was a kid. It was in great shape.
    Traded it a year later for a big shark tooth.
    Ouch!
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    Bought and sold an OEM Pontiac tri-power intake with the original 2 bbl carbs...for $60 when I was in high school...O how I'd like to have THAT back! Ddf.
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    Bought 50 shares of Facebook stock at $42.00 a share when they had their IPO in 2012. Scottrade waited 4 days before they placed it in my account. By then it was already down to $35.00 a share. Sold it a few months later for $20 a share, taking a $1,100 loss on it. Those 50 shares are currently worth $8,875.00, by the way...

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    When i was young I was a HUGE baseball fan and card collector. I had 4 mickey mantle baseball rookie cards,. I did not have a Roger Marris so i traded a buddy one of my mickey mantle cards for a Roger Marris one. That left me three Mickey cards. When i got married i left my HUGE collection with my mother . She did not know how she got rid of them but afterwards we realized they was worth big money !@!! I still think about them
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    I had a beautiful white quartz Paleo point that I'd found in our garden while forced to pull weeds, in the 1950s. It was stolen after a school presentation from a "secure" closet by a good friend of mine. I know exactly where it is today and could probably trick him into showing to me. Instead I just use that experience as a reminder, trust no-one!

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    Toss up: 3,500 comic books from the 50's and 60's that Mom took to the thrift store and got $.25/bundle for...or my 1958 Corvette that I bought for $1600 and sold for a whopping $2200? 😭
    Nevermind...just kick me. Hard.
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    A rare Tiffany & Co. Mother of pearl cylinder lighter from the 1920's that I found behind the mantle of an old Victorian house in Ky. some 30+ years ago. Sold it to the local antique shop for $10 because I needed money to eat.

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    Sorry Honey, I can’t. I’ve got plans with my metal detector.

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    My house got robbed when I was in high school.... lost my great grandfathers coin collection, my Mom lost her grandmothers heirloom jewelry.....
    If I ever find the punk who did us like that, I’m going to kill him.
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    Had a 1967 Dodge Coronet RT. The original hemi was blown and replaced with a 383 intercepter setup. I tore up the transmission and sold the car for 300 dollars.
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    I had a Mercury Comet Caliente Coupe that was titled as a 1964 and came from the factory with a 289 Cu. Inch Engine, 4 Speed in the Floor, Carpet, Leather Seats and an Alternator. I found out before entering the U.S. Army that the car had an Aluminum Body but did not find out what that meant until many years later. Shortly after entering the U.S. Army, I gave the car to my Brother-In-Law because I owed him so much money and he sold the car. It was actually an Experimental or Test Car and Lincoln-Mercury was apparently testing the use of Alternators on other Models (Lincoln Continentals were the only Lincoln-Mercury cars that came with an Alternator in 1964 and before) and is worth a mint today.
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