10 incredible treasures found in the trash

Strike it rich just by taking out the garbage? After reading these stories of unique finds you might want to keep a closer eye on what you throw out.

By Risa Seidman, SwitchYard Media

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Oct 10, 2013 11:30PM
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hmm well wooden head at least your screen name fits...why doesn't the current administration take your advice and quit blaming bush for all its short comings????
Oct 10, 2013 9:23PM
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Why is this article back . We've read this one before . It was bogus then , and it's bogus now . Not all of these "treasures" were found in the trash , they were hidden away .
Oct 11, 2013 5:49AM
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All of these were probably almost thrown away by a woman who was hell bent on cleaning up.
Oct 11, 2013 11:22AM
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My in-laws, who used to live just across town from us decided to move to a state where the cost of living wasn't quite so high.  I was helping them pack and my mother-in-law had put a painting of a coyote with a kind of southwestern/desert background in her pile to donate to charity.  I told her I kind of liked the painting because of it's pale, muted colors so she told me I could have it.  She didn't realize that she had just given me an original print by a very well known artist.  When I took it in to a dealer to be appraised, his eyes nearly popped out of his head.  He asked me where I got the painting and how much I paid for it.  I told him my mother-in-law was going to give it to charity but gave it to me instead because I liked it (she thought it was hideous!). Then he told me how much the print was worth and I almost couldn't catch my breath.  I have it hanging in our family room which is done in a southwestern motif but I still haven't told her I had it appraised or how much it was worth. I don't want to screw up my husband's inheritance by having my in-laws think that they've already given us more than the other kids! : )
Oct 11, 2013 12:27PM
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The Russian Royal family was assassinated not executed.   
Oct 11, 2013 10:36AM
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What an absolute 'piece of trash' this article is.

Of all the items listed, only the Mexican painting was 'found in the trash' and even that seems to be a point of contention. That said, it was worth only $1900 at auction,minus any fees, so hardly a bonanza after holding it for decades.

I am dubious of calling the Francis Bacon items 'found in the trash' as the intent was to throw them away, but then they were saved, preserved, even cataloged. So they were 'saved from the trash' but not necessarily 'found in the trash' as the article implied. 

Everything else was lost or misplaced or hidden away or forgotten, but not in the TRASH. 

MSN used to be worth reading, but just garbage now. 
Oct 11, 2013 12:50AM
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Picasso treasure stored away in a museum due to an incorrect label.

Oct 11, 2013 12:22PM
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Wooden head is a typical liberal...he sees no wrong in what their party does no matter how destructive it is. They can not read, they can not see what is happening around them, they can not be confused with facts (obvious facts) still blaming George Bush since that is the only crutch they can lean on. The libs helped elect some one that is Muslim, radical, divisive, corrupt as well as destructive to our economy and freedoms. Yeah, great choice, good job. Oh wait there are no jobs but we did gain about 7 tril more debt. Wasn't it Barack that said GW was un-American because of his debt? I am sick of the losers thinking they deserve something for nothing. Socialism is now your new way of life, enjoy it while it lasts. Millions died to prevent this type of government but not a shot was fired to get socialism in the White House.
Oct 11, 2013 12:02AM
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Well, I see they removed the "political" ramblings post, there really was one, honest!
Oct 10, 2013 10:17PM
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YEAH! We Ain't That STUPID!! You need to wait at least few more weeks before reusing this topic if You plan on fooling ME!
Oct 11, 2013 2:47PM
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I wish I could run a website that just recycles old articles. ;\
Oct 11, 2013 12:39AM
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Well after seeing Some of the responses, name calling, nonfactual , uninformed based assumptions about me by someone that doesn't know me at all I've come to the conclusion these folks that like to rant against someone else's posting for very little reason are at all instead of actually Trying to have a civil discussion are Politically Uninformed Dingle Berries.. LMAO!
Oct 11, 2013 2:20AM
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Tell you what, it's Obummer's fault for this article not living up to the title.  "found in the trash", but they were just stored away.  what an awful disappointment.  I blame Obama.
Oct 11, 2013 4:41PM
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I Don't know what SOME of You Clowns are basing your STUPID ASSUMPTIONS on, really don't care either, Please point out what I said to back up your really ignorant statements...

You TOTALLY Missed the point as You most likely do on a regular basis because YOU Can't seem to get Your Head out of Your Rear long enough to see straight..

You don't know Me, I Don't know You and I really don't care to..

I would have voted for McCain if He hadn't had the post turtle Palin on his side, as for Romney, well We all know how that turned out.. :-)

CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION WHEN THE DEMOCRATS WIN THE ELECTION AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SMILE!!!!!!!!! HA!!! HA!!! HA!!! HA!!! HA!!! HA!!!
Oct 10, 2013 10:08PM
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Yeah, i found my first incredible treasures when i was young in the trash, it was my porn
Oct 10, 2013 10:46PM
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What is a good term for people that blurt out a bunch of off topic nonsensical biased political garble in these forums? I kind of feel like if I could live under George W Bush's rule for 8 miserable years without crying about it then the opposition could try doing the same... Wah! Wah! You lost the election, Man up and get over it...
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