Vet Buys Chest At Estate Sale, Makes An Unexpected Discovery Inside (Photos)

Vet Buys Chest At Estate Sale, Makes An Unexpected Discovery Inside (Photos)

On a recent trip to an estate sale, a former Marine and and antique collector from Bellville, Texas, purchased a chest that dates back to 1890 for $100 — only to find what was hidden inside of the chest was worth a fortune.

Emil Knodell, 67, a retired marketing director, visited the estate sale of a man who had passed away in Missouri City, Texas. When he noticed the three-drawer chest, which had a marble top, he said he realized it would look good in his dining room.

Vet Buys Chest At Estate Sale, Makes An Unexpected Discovery Inside (Photos)

Vet Buys Chest At Estate Sale, Makes An Unexpected Discovery Inside (Photos)

“I always come to a sale with an open mind because you never know,” Knodell told KCRA. “It’s always good to come at the half-price time because then the big fun starts.”

With the help of friend Jeff Allen, he loaded the chest onto his vehicle. That was when both men heard a strange sound rattling from inside of the chest.

On a recent trip to an estate sale, a former Marine and and antique collector from Bellville, Texas, purchased a chest that dates back to 1890 for $100 — only to find what was hidden inside of the chest was worth a fortune.

Emil Knodell, 67, a retired marketing director, visited the estate sale of a man who had passed away in Missouri City, Texas. When he noticed the three-drawer chest, which had a marble top, he said he realized it would look good in his dining room.

“I always come to a sale with an open mind because you never know,” Knodell told KCRA. “It’s always good to come at the half-price time because then the big fun starts.”

With the help of friend Jeff Allen, he loaded the chest onto his vehicle. That was when both men heard a strange sound rattling from inside of the chest.


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