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What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?

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What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« on: May 23, 2014, 07:57:45 PM »
What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?

My oldest find was an antique gilded mirror from the 17th century.

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Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 03:11:36 AM »
Can I say my wife?  :57:

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Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 08:41:05 AM »
Can I say my wife?

You found your wife in a locker?

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Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 11:33:40 AM »
No, but she follows me into them. Then I turn around and 'find' her standing there.

Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 09:49:59 PM »
Painting from 1656

Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 01:50:13 PM »
I found a Halberd ( pole axe) head in a unit last year. It was just authenticated as 1490s from central Europe. It is not for sale.

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Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 04:20:30 PM »
I found a Halberd ( pole axe) head in a unit last year. It was just authenticated as 1490s from central Europe. It is not for sale.

Really cool. My brother would be envious.

Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 12:39:11 PM »
Scratch my last post, I just found 2 pieces of pre-colombian pottery in my last unit. I thought they were fake due to their excellent condition, but had them checked anyway. They are called Chimu, From Peru, and from around 900 A.D.

Pretty sure that will be my oldest for a while.

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Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 02:13:22 PM »
Scratch my last post, I just found 2 pieces of pre-colombian pottery in my last unit. I thought they were fake due to their excellent condition, but had them checked anyway. They are called Chimu, From Peru, and from around 900 A.D.

Pretty sure that will be my oldest for a while.

Pretty cool, did the appraiser give you a value estimate?

Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2014, 04:28:38 PM »
I actually found a box of that in a unit as well.  Never got it checked out but its all marked "pre columbian" each piece though, from research, is only about $50-$150 though. 

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Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2014, 04:47:22 PM »
"Pre-Columbian" is what I get when I let the wife make coffee.

Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2014, 09:58:31 AM »
He said 1-2000 for the cracked and repaired double vessel, and 2-5000 for the other. But without paperwork maybe half that is realistic.  Still works for me.

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Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2014, 10:09:32 AM »
Who did you go to, to get the those pieces appraised? I have a lot of pre-columbian pieces i will like to get appraised and I know you live in South Florida.

I'm thinking of donating all the pieces I have so I can get a large tax write off for a few years.

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Re: What's the oldest item you've ever found in a locker?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2014, 07:24:40 PM »
I have found plenty of those Roman, Greek, Byzantine coins that are plus or minus 500 years the birth of Christ. Not sure that really counts since most of those being sold in catalogs or coin stores were dug out of the ground in the last 50 years. Not like they are family heirlooms passed down for generations.


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