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Old 02-24-2019, 04:19 PM
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Yeah ..was hoping for maybe 40-50 $
I was shocked still am.!! Tony AZ

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Old 02-24-2019, 09:52 PM
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Found this lighter about 3 weeks ago.. Noticed the lid had an odd shape to it.. Then threw it in my trash pouch.. Forgot about it.. I always look through my trash after a hunt. Because I have found things- that first looked like trash-- that we're not .So I pick up the lighter and look at it .. Could just toss it in some vinegar for a few days and see what it looks like--- or throw it away ? Tossed it in some vinegar. After a few days it looked like this.Looked it up on EBAY by the maker.. One just sold on EBAY in working condition for $810... Figured it outa still have some value to a collector in non working condition. So I cleaned it up as good as I could and put it on EBAY for a 10 day auction.. Auction ended yesterday...Turns out to be the most valuable item I've ever found in 8+ years of detecting...and I almost threw it away!!! Tony AZ..

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Old 02-24-2019, 11:34 PM
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Jaw dropping WOW!

I am so happy fr you my friend......Now I am going thru my trash...LOL


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Old 02-25-2019, 11:27 AM
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Way to go!

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Old 02-25-2019, 12:08 PM
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Congrats! Further proof that an items worth really is what someone is willing to pay. I wouldn't have thought it would be that much either but then again I'm not a lighter collector.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:12 PM
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Wow..that proves the old mans trash is another mans treasure.. great find
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:38 PM
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That's insane! Nice save and glad you made some money.

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Old 02-28-2019, 02:14 PM
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Wow thats crazy! Never would have thought...but then again you could probably sell a bag of lint on ebay, theres always somebody looking for something. Congrats on a great find.

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Old 03-08-2019, 07:50 PM
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Now that is a cool story. I guarantee you that I would have thrown it in the garbage.

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Old 03-08-2019, 08:20 PM
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GREAT sale of what I DEFINITELY would have dumped in the first garbage can I saw. Maybe I should start holding on to those odd items I consider junk.
Like they say...One man's trash is another man's treasure !

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Old 03-09-2019, 11:56 AM
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Awesome find!!

I have my father's Thoren's lighter he carried through WWII. It is inscribed with his units name and his initials. About my most precious keepsake!!

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Old 03-09-2019, 04:16 PM
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Absolutely amazing sale, TonyAZ! I probably would have researched it too, but I never would have bothered trying to sell it - no way I would have guessed it would go for that much!! Gonna have to rethink my "worthless" items!



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Old 04-07-2019, 10:01 PM
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:54 AM
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Unreal! Thanks for posting this. I don't hope to ever dig one of those, but one could surface at a thrift sale or something. Now I know something of value that I didn't know before.
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Old 04-12-2019, 03:19 PM
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Congrats on that unique find!
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:46 PM
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Nice, happy you didn't toss it. For some reason I have a hard time tossing anything away.
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:09 PM
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Amazing!!! It would be sitting in one of my junk but interesting finds bins at home never to see the light of day. Hope my wife doesn't look at this site or she'll have every pulltab and piece of canslaw I've ever found for sale thinking it would fund our next vacation
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:19 PM
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Feel the same way about my Trash bucket - I always look at things in detail before pitching. Always find something of value and once in a while a real surprise. Congrats
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:50 AM
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Welp, time to go through my 20 buckets of saved junk. Nice find!
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