Time flies, they say. Oh boy, it does. But it only becomes obvious when you come across something from the past. Quite often, it’s a high school pic of your 14-year-old goth self rocking that camera. That’s a friendly reminder of your cringy legacy full of hopes and dreams before reality hit.

Other times, we come by stuff that’s as old as history itself. And some specimens are weirder than others. Cocaine tablets and a syringe from a 100-year-old nursing kit? Found it. Uranium glassware that glows? Yep. An antique door that helps you find the keyhole in case you’re drunk? Got it. Please enjoy Bored Panda’s compilation of the most amusing objects brought to you from the past by a bunch of people-turned-time-travelers.

#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

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

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Stephanie Johnson
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4 months ago

Badass!

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

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

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Emerald Joanna
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4 months ago

That is sooooo beautiful 😍

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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

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

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AlexG
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4 months ago

Respect to both the people who returned it and to the service that earned it. RIP Grandpa.

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Some of us get lucky and find some quirky old pieces of history in the attic or after we move houses. That sounds like a good opportunity to make some quick cash, but there’re some things you should know before selling your item to the antique dealer.

Do some research beforehand—go on the internet to find some information, and evaluate the item’s condition. Keep in mind that in most cases, you’re likely gonna get 20 to 50 percent off the real retail price.

Sometimes, antique dealers will ask you to state a price you’d like to get. So get ready for a little bit of negotiation. Make sure the dealer is genuinely interested in what you have, and you are truly ready to part with it. If it’s a precious heirloom from your family, you'd better think twice before selling it.

#4

My Barbershop Still Uses Their Original Cash Register From 1904

My Barbershop Still Uses Their Original Cash Register From 1904

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

That is gorgeous.

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#5

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

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

The 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.

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Demi Zwaan
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4 months ago

That is a very big penis :D

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#6

The Filament Of This Antique Light Bulb Is Shaped Like Flowers

The Filament Of This Antique Light Bulb Is Shaped Like Flowers

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MagicalUnicorn
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4 months ago

this is gorgeous! i want one <3

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You've probably noticed that people use a variety of different terms like vintage, retro, or antique to refer to whatever "old" stuff they have. But these are not synonymous and, in fact, refer to very different things. A true antique, for example, is an object that’s 100 years of age or even older. Every antique item belongs to a different period⁠⁠—for example, Art Nouveau or Art Deco⁠⁠—and these may have a couple of decades separating them.

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

My Late Grandma Still Had Her TV Operating Guide From 1962

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

That's a gorgeous piece of equipment.

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#8

After A Construction Company Caused A Local Reservoir Level To Sink 10 Feet, A 600-Year-Old Buddha Carving Was Found

After A Construction Company Caused A Local Reservoir Level To Sink 10 Feet, A 600-Year-Old Buddha Carving Was Found

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chi-wei shen
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4 months ago

The statue is located in China's Jiangxi Province. It's most likely from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

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#9

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

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

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Analyn Lahr
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3 months ago

Shouldn't insult pigs like that.

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#10

These Intricate Old Keyholes

These Intricate Old Keyholes

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Rabbit Carrot
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3 months ago

I wish people would tell us where these things are so we can look them up!

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#11

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

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

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Stephanie Johnson
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4 months ago

Slightly reminds me of the show "Outlander" 💜

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#12

My Friend Was Splitting Logs And Found An Arrowhead

My Friend Was Splitting Logs And Found An Arrowhead

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BusLady
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4 months ago

Well, that's one buffalo that didn't die that day.

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#13

Lovely Antique Aquarium

Lovely Antique Aquarium

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

That is gorgeous.

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#14

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

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

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

That's going to be worth some money. Looks to be in excellent condition.

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#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

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

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

Geez, would love to know the story behind why it was abandoned in the first place, the cars worth etc.

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#16

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

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

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

Yet when I was taking piano lessons in the 90's they made me draw it by hand.... nobody mentioned these existed

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#17

This Antique American Pledge Of Allegiance Does Not Reference God

This Antique American Pledge Of Allegiance Does Not Reference God

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
3 months ago

The good one. The USA was made as a secular state, but somehow that went south in 1954. Such a shame.

V-V
Community Member
3 months ago

Well the US government is still "technically" secular. I believe they original didn't mention god in the pledge until they had conflicts with Russia and communists. It was like propaganda- they called the communists "Godless" people.

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Susan
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3 months ago

I am a Christian, but it's critical that our country remain secular. There's a reason our country was founded as a secular one. It's to protect everyone's rights. The Christian right wing has been chipping away at the founders design for decades. I refer to the right wing as puedo-Christians because their beliefs, and actions are anything but Christian. Protect America from fascism of every kind.

Estelle Boothe
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3 months ago

Left-wing , Right-wing, Same Bird...

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deanna woods
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3 months ago

I am a Christian and still believe that religion and all other aspects of life need to be separate. I don't believe in forcing your beliefs on others and trying to make them think your way. I also believe that a lot of people, because it is not always separate, use religion to be horrible people and that is not right.

Spikey Bunny
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3 months ago

Thank You

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Jo Choto
Community Member
4 months ago

Got nothing to do with antique. "God" was only added in 1954, in response to commies-under-the-bed paranoia.

John L
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3 months ago

It happened when I was going to school in Alaska, sixth grade. One day we pledged the old way, the next they changed it. It confused an awful lot of us. ;)

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KT Trondsen
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3 months ago

never mix religion with politics, always a mess

John Montgomery
Community Member
4 months ago

Ah yes. The second version of the pledge. I rather liked the original that didn't even have United States of America. Seemed like it wouldn't need much to become a world pledge.

panda to nobody
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3 months ago

I can't believe how few Americans know that USA was meant to be secular. The founding fathers thought religion was for fools

Aragorn II Elessar
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3 months ago

Many of the founding fathers were deeply religious. They separated the church from the state because they envisioned the US to be a nation where no religion trumped another.

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Ian MacFarlane
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3 months ago

The phrase "under God" was added in 1954 after the Knights of Columbus lobbied Eisenhower to add religion to it. I never repeat that change when pledging allegiance because it is a lie.

Bettye McKee
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3 months ago

It was added in 1955.

Sharon Nicoll
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3 months ago

For good reason!

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Sasha Kuleshov
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3 months ago

As it should be :)

Felicia Dale
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3 months ago

Yep- and I wish it was still like this.

Annamay
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3 months ago

I remember when it was added. I was annoyed. It didn't seem right to my young (10? 11?) that everyone in my public school should have religion. I didn't. Much to my Irish mother's horror.

Kenny Kulbiski
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3 months ago

No clear cut military victories since then. Perhaps God didn't want to be involved.

Marilyn Slater
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3 months ago

That's why it was possible to have liberty and justice for all.

Katherine Lake
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3 months ago

This is the way I recited the pledge during all my school years. I remember being outraged art the inclusion of "under God" in the pledge. So much for separation of church and state!

Ann Gullberg
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3 months ago

One nation under God”- was added during the McCarthy era.. now that was a witch hunt.

John Seidel
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3 months ago

It sounds much better this way.

Ann Gullberg
Community Member
3 months ago

Freedom of religion... not freedom of Christianity

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RL R
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3 months ago

That is the way it should be everywhere.

Peter Bear
Community Member
3 months ago

That's because 'Under God' wasn't added to the Pledge until 1954. Simple math will show that this means the United States remained true to its promise of 'freedom of religion' for 178 years. Fairly impressive for such a political experiment, but ultimately futile, as in the intervening five decades we have functionally degenerated into a theocracy.

Aragorn II Elessar
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3 months ago

I’m gonna have to politely disagree...America still maintains the freedom of religion. You are free to practice any religion you wish under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, or a non-religion. The Establishment Clause prevents the State from creating or establishing a state religion, ie, upholding or forcing the people to practice this one religion. This doesn’t do that. God is very ambiguous, so it doesn’t promote any particular religion, thereby preventing it from violating the Establishment Clause. Now if it said “Under Jesus,” “Under Yahweh,” or “Under Allah,” then we have a problem.

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CbusResident
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3 months ago

I'm a barred attorney in the USA, and in law school I took a course focused on 1st Amendment, and I'm an atheist who would like for the USA to no longer be 'under God.' BUT, the history of SCOTUS' interpretation of The First Amendment's Establishment Clause turns out to be surprisingly complicated & confusing, and not nearly as secular as us atheists want it to be. e.g. SCOTUS has ruled that monotheistic prayers before sessions of Congress DON'T violate The Est. Clause. Also, Jefferson is thought to have coined the phrase 'separation of church and state', (in a letter to James Madison),. Yet as POTUS Jefferson agreed to giving fed govt. money to a group of Catholic missionaries to convert Native Americans to Catholicism (even though he was Protestant). The US has actually never clearly had Jefferson's 'high wall of separation between church and state,' (as Jefferson phrased it in that letter), but was the first major govt. to partly go in that direction.

Linda Robinett
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3 months ago

Any copy of the pledge before 1954

Jette Wang Wahnon
Community Member
3 months ago

Be as it may.....OMG ! still flies out of the mouth of every second American...just saying..

jevais
Community Member
3 months ago

such a rare museum piece of art. Just beautiful.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
3 months ago

How was it determined this is an antique? Just curious.

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
3 months ago

It never did! It wasn't introduced until the 50s!

Estelle Boothe
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3 months ago

Self Documented proof of programming... sYKDADDY?

melbfk
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3 months ago

It's very beautiful. I wish we knew the size.

Stannous Flouride
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3 months ago

The original Pledge was composed by Francis Bellamy who instructed that children should recite it while giving the 'Bellamy Salute'. If you look at the picture you can see why it fell out of favor during WW2. Bellamy_sa...23826a.jpg Bellamy_salute_1915-1024x578-5e8dc3523826a.jpg

Rachel Stern
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3 months ago (edited)

Not meant as a secular state at all. . It was set up as a state that did not prescribe any particular religion. Read the Declaration, or the Preamble to the Constitution. Or any of the thousands of pages of discussions, debates, and commentaries of the Founding Fathers. They said specifically that the constitution was made for a "religious people" and was "inadequate to any other".

Aprl Fair
Community Member
3 months ago

In Christmas Vacation, when Aunt Bethany recites the pledge for grace, she leaves out "under God".

Id row
Community Member
3 months ago

And then our country started dropping god bombs on everything.

Valerie Gibson
Community Member
3 months ago

well it looks to be that they probably ran out of room because of the limited space here. What a thing to leave out the most important sentence ... One nation under God. kind of a demonic thing

Mando Lando
Community Member
3 months ago

They didn't leave it out.The pledge of allegiance was written without the God part to begin with. They added that in the '50s at the height of the Cold war. The government used to call the commies godless. So they pushed the idea of God and religion a lot more during that time

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Shea Briggette
Community Member
3 months ago

i am disappointed i did not know they did this

Mary McKenzie
Community Member
3 months ago

That's great.

Octavia Hansen
Community Member
3 months ago

It was that Communist Threat -- to show that we were different.

Carol Copas
Community Member
3 months ago

Not quite an antique yet, this is the version I learned in school.

Ninja Kitty
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't know why, but I was reading the bolded letters as if they were going to make a message about god :p

Ron Beason
Community Member
3 months ago

The USA was NOT intended to be secular, such a statement proclaims profound ignorance! The founders were devout christians, but chafed from GOVERNMENT interderence in worship. They thus produced the First amendment, which precludes the GOVERNMENT from interfering with personal choices in religion, and BANS the GOVERNMENT from choosing a preferred religion! Secularization of the government is a goal of leftists who see GOD GIVEN RIGHTS, as an obstacle to their rule!

grace koncsicsv
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3 months ago

it was technically secular yes but if you research into the nature of how the states were set up it is rather obvious that it was created under a Christian ideal. Its the only way the way our government set up works but ill admit that unless you've done some research, contextual researching, reading of philosophy it is easy to miss. this is most likely very rare copy.

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
3 months ago

In God we trust!

Larkin Banks
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, all you Liberals/Atheists must be Cumming in your Pants over this one. Hope you got a lot of Kleenex

Mando Lando
Community Member
3 months ago

Actually if you knew anything about history this isn't a surprise. The God part was added in the fifties

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3 months ago

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A Euro/American flag

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

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

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AlexG
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4 months ago

Sweet!

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#19

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

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

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Jo Choto
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4 months ago

100% not going to prevent a pregnancy!

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#20

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

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

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Sinkvenice
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3 months ago

Now *that's* cool.

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#21

This Page From An Illustrated Captain's Log From 1777

This Page From An Illustrated Captain's Log From 1777

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Cip IESAN
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4 months ago

Nice hand writing!

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#22

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

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

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Krazy Kanuck
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4 months ago

1989 Tandy 5000 advertisement from Radio Shack tandy1989-...443ed1.jpg tandy1989-5e8ae59443ed1.jpg

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#23

I Found This Cleaning Out Grandma's House

I Found This Cleaning Out Grandma's House

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Demi Zwaan
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3 months ago

Well, that's a 1600 dollar find. Not bad.

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#24

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

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

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AlexG
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4 months ago

🤣🤣🤣

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#25

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

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

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AlexG
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4 months ago

Nice find!

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#26

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

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

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Narunaru
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3 months ago

Here: 1101690718_400.jpg 1101690718_400.jpg

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#27

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

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

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Meeple13
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4 months ago (edited)

'...somebody stop me...' Best movie ever!

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#28

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

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

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Stephanie Johnson
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4 months ago

Antiques built to last! While we blow bulbs daily 🙄

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#29

An Old Cup That Keeps Your Moustache Dry

An Old Cup That Keeps Your Moustache Dry

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JuJu
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4 months ago

Could be back in fashion for the hipsters ;)

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#30

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

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

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful. My dad once found an old globe in a house he was renovating. It was in a right old state. The owner said he could have it as it was only going to be binned. Turns out it was antique and really rare. My dad sold it for £10,000 and they split the money between them.

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#31

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

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

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Cip IESAN
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4 months ago

Also, perfect for bicycles!

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#32

Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother's Attic

Found This Old Calculator In My Great Grandmother's Attic

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Kathy Smith
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4 months ago

Used to have one of those at home when I was a kid. I loved to play with it.

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#33

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

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

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Maiun
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4 months ago

We have lots of them in the UK.

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#34

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

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

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BusLady
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4 months ago

Is that Dolly Parton on the right?

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#35

Vintage Freddie Mercury Queen Plate, 1980s

Vintage Freddie Mercury Queen Plate, 1980s

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Ninja Kitty
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3 months ago

Makes him look the the king he is!

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#36

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

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

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Draco Malfoy
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3 months ago

And in good condition!

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#37

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

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

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BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

My ex-husband was born July 10, 1969. I found a similar newspaper some years ago and gave it to him as a gift. He's gone, but I still have the paper.

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#38

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

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

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Emerald Joanna
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4 months ago

And not many people know this, but you can put your weed in there

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#39

Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

Vintage Forbidden Candy Identification Chart

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John Montgomery
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4 months ago

I have to admit I'm surprised there are square tablets.

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#40

Old School Nintendo Cards From My Grandma

Old School Nintendo Cards From My Grandma

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

I never understood this game, I tried but I still don’t get it so I just wing it and hope for the best lol.

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