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  1. #1
    us
    Seeker Of Lost And Purposely Discarded Antiquities

    Jul 2008
    Revere, Massachusetts (5 Miles North of Boston)
    White's Eagle Spectrum/White's Eagle II
    695

    Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    When you're checking out books at flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores, flip through them carefully...I've found 3 so far that had paper money inside...purposely hidden, or possibly used as a bookmark!

    Larry G.
    A "Hunted-Out" Area Is A Place Others Have Given Up On"

  2. #2
    us
    Id rather be there ^ than here

    Jul 2010
    Naples, Fl
    whites M6, Surfmaster PI
    1,530

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    were they old? what were they, 10, 20, 100?
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  3. #3
    us
    Seeker Of Lost And Purposely Discarded Antiquities

    Jul 2008
    Revere, Massachusetts (5 Miles North of Boston)
    White's Eagle Spectrum/White's Eagle II
    695

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    Quote Originally Posted by colorado14ers
    were they old? what were they, 10, 20, 100?
    Hi Colorado,

    All were found in thrift shops going through the old books.

    $10 Red Seal note, period to the book's age.

    $1 Silver Certificate, also period.

    $20 Modern note in a newer book.

    Larry G.

    A "Hunted-Out" Area Is A Place Others Have Given Up On"

  4. #4
    us
    Id rather be there ^ than here

    Jul 2010
    Naples, Fl
    whites M6, Surfmaster PI
    1,530

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    wow!!! great finds!!! the red seal would be a cool find! keep checking them and let us know what you find
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  5. #5
    tink

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    you might be finding less of them now

  6. #6

    Dec 2006
    Garrett ACE 250
    42

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    I have looked in books at 2nd hand stores also. The closest I came to finding bills in books is a blank check. Not signed or anything but it was from a local couple.
    I didnt buy the book but I took the check home and ripped it up. That could have been really bad for them if it was found by the wrong person.

  7. #7
    us
    Seeker Of Lost And Purposely Discarded Antiquities

    Jul 2008
    Revere, Massachusetts (5 Miles North of Boston)
    White's Eagle Spectrum/White's Eagle II
    695

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    Quote Originally Posted by colorado14ers
    wow!!! great finds!!! the red seal would be a cool find! keep checking them and let us know what you find
    Will keep you posted on future finds!

    Larry G.
    A "Hunted-Out" Area Is A Place Others Have Given Up On"

  8. #8
    us
    Seeker Of Lost And Purposely Discarded Antiquities

    Jul 2008
    Revere, Massachusetts (5 Miles North of Boston)
    White's Eagle Spectrum/White's Eagle II
    695

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    Quote Originally Posted by tink
    you might be finding less of them now
    Uh-oh!! Did I stir up some competition LOL!

    Larry G.
    A "Hunted-Out" Area Is A Place Others Have Given Up On"

  9. #9
    us
    Seeker Of Lost And Purposely Discarded Antiquities

    Jul 2008
    Revere, Massachusetts (5 Miles North of Boston)
    White's Eagle Spectrum/White's Eagle II
    695

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    Quote Originally Posted by Minnie
    I have looked in books at 2nd hand stores also. The closest I came to finding bills in books is a blank check. Not signed or anything but it was from a local couple.
    I didnt buy the book but I took the check home and ripped it up. That could have been really bad for them if it was found by the wrong person.
    Good for you, Minnie! That was a nice gesture!

    Larry G.
    A "Hunted-Out" Area Is A Place Others Have Given Up On"

  10. #10
    us
    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
    WHITES, MINELAB
    2,113
    67 times

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    check the spines also. A fairly famous THer & a not so famous one have found coins in the spines of old books. Stud finders are cheap & can be used without drawing too much attention.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

  11. #11
    fr
    froggy

    Jan 2009
    YOU CON
    Minelab SAFARI, AT PRO
    374
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    A local Book shop owner told me a couple of interesting incidents he had. First off he goes to estate sales and bids on all the books if he sees some he likes then sorts thru them later on. Well on 2 seperate occasions ( that he mentioned) he scored. Both of which he returned to the owners. Both occasions were books with cut outs one had a pistol in it the other had a solid roll of gold coins! Holy BeGeeez? I still get chills thinking about what his expressions must of been upon seeing that!
    So Do Check those Books!
    SANTE

  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
    WHITES, MINELAB
    2,113
    67 times

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    YIKES If I found a roll of gold coins in a book, they wouldn't get returned......... At least until after I got out of the ER.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

  13. #13
    us
    Dig 'em!

    Jul 2008
    Federal Way, WA
    V3i, DFX, Beachhunter ID
    1,178
    60 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    My buddy found some bills in some National Geos years ago. You never know!

  14. #14
    us
    Apr 2010
    Toivola,MI
    Minelab Excal II 1000 Ace 250 Whites Prizm 3
    293
    13 times

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    My great grandmother did this noone knew untill she passed on. But when they checked the fridge she had jars of nuts and bolts old mail and other stuff.
    HH-drewan
    Leave only footsteps behind.

  15. #15
    us
    Dec 2008
    150
    2 times

    Re: Take A Second Look At Those Books!

    i used to be a used book seller and i found 550.00 in a book about ten years ago, i had bought a lot at an auction.
    one other time found a mint condition 1955 Yogi Bera Baseball card i was abel to sell for 450.00 on e-bay.
    you never know.

 

 
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