Some of you have probably heard about the man who bought a cheap painting in a flea market and found an official copy of the Declaration of Independence. The man who found it paid $4 for the painting and when the copy of the Declaration of Independence was sold he received $2.4 million.
He is not the only person who has found a hidden treasure. Some time ago a woman died and her husband went through the things that she had left behind. He found an old box made of oak. He wanted to throw it away, but his son insisted on keeping it. His son asked an experienced cabinet maker for help. The cabinet maker removed several layers of paint and under the paint he discovered a number of beautiful pictures that had been carved into the box. The box contained the name of the woman who used to own it and it said that the box had been made in 1742. The box that his father wanted to throw away was much more valuable than he expected.When the paint had been removed the estimated value of the box was $4050.
A young couple also found a hidden treasure. They bought an old house and when they renovated the house they removed the wallpaper in one of the rooms. There were several layers of wallpaper and when they removed the last layer of wallpaper they found a hidden door. They opened the door and they found a small room full of valuable things. The couple never found out why someone had hidden the door, but someone must have decided to place their valuables in the room and cover the door with wallpaper. Maybe they had to leave the house during the Second World War. It is possible that they covered the door because they didn't want people to steal their things while they were away.Maybe they never came back and never shared their secret with anyone.
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