April 21, 2021

40 Times People Found Some Old Gems

History has a way of coming back to bite us, but that’s not always a bad thing. It can actually surprise us with hidden gems like Victorian teacups with mustache guards, and nursing kits full of cocaine tablets. You know, stuff you never knew you needed but now you desperately want to get a hold of.

So if you want to get started on building your new wish list, then definitely check out these 40 interesting old things that people found while digging in the garden, cleaning up grandma’s attic, chopping wood, and shopping at Goodwill.

1. I Found This Taped Up In The Toy Aisle Of Goodwill. Couldn’t Tell What It Did But Thought I Could Detail It. Took A $3 Gamble And Then This Happened


2. My Grandfather Had A Miniature Set Of All Of Shakespeare’s Plays. It’s 111 Years Old


3. A Nice Couple Found My Great Grandpa’s Purple Heart In A Forclosed Home In A Box Labled “Trash” And Returned It To My Family


4. My Barbershop Still Uses Their Original Cash Register From 1904


5. My Friend Just Found This Little Statue While Digging In His Own Garden

lodeluxMeaLuxThe archeologists from the museum told him that it is probably from a grave dating back to 3-4000 years ago. It has been found in Castell’ Arquato, PC, Italy. He proceeded to give it to the Museum Of Parma.

6.  The Filament Of This Antique Light Bulb Is Shaped Like Flowers


The term “vintage” usually covers older items in general. If you go “vintage shopping,” you’re shopping for items that have distinctive vintage styles and usually date to anything from the ’40s to ’70s. Meanwhile, the term “collectible” is used for newer items that date to the ’80s, ’90s, and even ’00s. The word “retro” refers to vintage-inspired styles and vibes and may be used for art, fashion, graphic and interior designs, and objects.

7. My Late Grandma Still Had Her TV Operating Guide From 1962


8. After A Construction Company Caused A Local Reservoir Level To Sink 10 Feet, A 600-Year-Old Buddha Carving Was Found (located in China’s Jiangxi Province)

9. Found In The Pocket Of My Grandpa’s WW2 Bomber Jacket


10. These Intricate Old Keyholes


11. My Great Great Aunt’s 100-Year-Old Nursing Kit Has A Vile Full Of Cocaine Tablets And A Syringe


12. My Friend Was Splitting Logs And Found An Arrowhead


13. Lovely Antique Aquarium


14. Found An Old Monopoly Set In The Walls Of My 1925 House


15. 36 Vettes From An 80s Promtional. One From Each Production Year From 1953 To 1989 Found Sitting In A Nearly Abandoned New York City Storage Lot For About 25 Years


16. Have You Ever Wondered How Music Was Typed Before Computers? This Rare Vintage Typewriter From The 1950s Lets You Type Sheet Music


17. This Antique American Pledge Of Allegiance Does Not Reference God


18. Roman Coin I Found In France While Metal Detecting. Emperor Constantine I. Minted In Trier (Treveri), Germany. Bronze. 306-337 A.D.


19. I Found These 60-Year-Old Condoms In My Basement


20. This Old Sundial Has Muli-Oriented Panels That Show Time Of Countries All Around The World


21. This Page From An Illustrated Captain’s Log From 1777


22. Grandpa Still Uses A Decades Old Computer That Still Runs DOS, Typing And Printing And Storing Things On Floppies


23. I Found This Cleaning Out Grandma’s House


24. This Antique Door From 1380 In Regensburg, Germany, Helps Finding The Keyhole After You Drank Too Much Wine


25. This Railway Ticket We Found In Our Barn. The Stamp On The Back Says Aug 18, 1890


26. My Grandma Has Original Moon Landing Printing Plates From The Time Magazine Cover


27. 2000-Year-Old Green Serpentine Stone Mask Found At The Base Of The Pyramid Of The Sun, Teotihuacán, Mexico


28. I Found This Old Lightbulb In My Grandparents’ House Finished In 1902 And It Still Works


29. An Old Cup That Keeps Your Moustache Dry


30. I Found An Old Lunar Globe Where The Far Side Of The Moon Is Still Uncharted


31. New Orleans Still Has Horse Hitches In Various Parts Of The City


32. Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother’s Attic


33. Old European Houses Have A Shoe Scraper By The Door So That You Could Clean The Mud Off Your Soles Before Entering


34. Mom Found My Old McDonald’s Food Toys That Turned Into Robots


35.  Vintage Freddie Mercury Queen Plate, 1980s


36. Found This Coin In My Grandma’s Collection Of Old Stuff. Turns Out, It’s From The Year 1797


37. Found Three 1969 Newspapers About The Moon Landing In An Old Chest In The Attic


38. Jackpot Find At An Antique Market In Greenwich Village NYC. Poison Ring


39. Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart


40. Old School Nintendo Cards From My Grandma