Spring cleaning and thrift shopping can be pretty lucrative! We are not kidding. Over the years, we have loved sharing stories about how cleaning closets and basements and going to flea markets and thrift stores can uncover treasures. Some of our stories have included a teen who found a 1909 Marblehead Pottery piece at a yard sale that sold for $303,000; a fertility necklace from the Cook Islands in the South Pacific Ocean found in an old warehouse that sold for nearly $160,000; a 1943 copper Lincoln penny change in school lunchroom that sold for $204,000; and a rare stained glass and bronze lantern made by Tiffany Studios found in a janitor’s closet that sold for $370,000.
Here are our top “treasure” stories to give you inspiration: