Hidden Treasure: What Would You Do?
Observations from the Tub
Ill-gotten gains or serendipitous purchase?
What would you do?
A man in Bellville, Texas, Emil Knodell, purchased an antique chest of drawers for $100.00 at an estate sale. Dating back to the 1890s, the dresser boasted a white marble top and three drawers. What wasn’t known by either the buyer or the seller was that there existed a hidden drawer at the bottom of the piece containing a treasure trove of jewelry, currency, and Civil War memorabilia, among other things. Upon discovery, Mr. Knodell contacted the son of the man whose death had prompted the estate sale. The son had no knowledge of the hidden compartment, but remembered the dresser in his grandparents’ home when he was a child. Mr. Knodell kept the dresser and returned the treasure. (Read the original story HERE at ABC News.)
I’ve known people who have purchased items at yard sales, only to discover later they paid a trifle for a treasure. None that I know of returned the item or offered to pay what it was really worth. All considered themselves recipients of good fortune. So here’s the question, Buttercup: What would you do?
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Have a great weekend –
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