Although many ships are known to have been lost to the treacherous waters of Hell Gate, New York, there is one particular warship, the HMS Hussar, which seems to attract the most attention. That is because it is rumored to have gone down with a very large British military payroll, and the golden treasure of Guineas have never been recovered.
This episode of MW's Friday Five features the top five missing movie props worth thousands. Movie Memorabilia can be in the form of props, costumes, posters, scripts, or other objects connected to a film. Take for example a movie poster for, The Mummy. In 1997, it was auctioned off for 453,000. Which might not seem like much when you compare it to the costume for the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz film which went for over 3 million.
Because collectors place such high values on these objects, a few are bound to get stolen or go missing. And often times they show up in the least expected places: like flea markets or dumpsters. Be on the lookout for them!
There are legendary lost treasures in almost every part of the world. Often times the stories about these treasures are a mixture of facts and fiction. It becomes difficult to discern what is truth the longer time passes, and sometimes the treasures become thought of as all fiction. However, once in a great while, one of these treasures are found which brings hope the others can be found as well.
They are worth a read, or possibly more…
MW hopes to share many of these. We start with five lost treasures of Pennsylvania.
Pennies are one of the most collected coins. Thousands sit in drawers, jars, ash trays, cans, etc. Sometimes for decades. Many of them return to circulation and so it isn’t unheard of that one of the pennies on the list below might make it into your pocket change.
Take a moment to look for them! You could find a penny worth thousands!
that cross is a beauty , it made me think of the one that Bartholomew Roberts was wearing the day he died , always wondered if his men left it on him when the gave him back to the sea , makes me want to go look for it !
Sounds like a great mystery and story.... do you know more about it?
The Crater of Diamonds State Park features a 37 and a half acre field where the public is allowed to go and look for diamonds. They have been found in this section of land since 1906. The diamonds are found on the surface resulting from a volcanic eruption which happened millions of years ago pushing them there.
The largest ever diamond found in the USA was found here! And one of the most rarest diamonds was also found. Treasures indeed! What might you find?
One of the most interesting gold treasures at the British Museum is the Gold Mold Cape. It was listed as one of their top ten treasures in 2003 on BBC Television’s special episode of Meet the Ancestors.
The Mold cape was discovered in 1833 at Mold, a small town in Flintshire, Wales. A group of workmen was quarrying for stone in an ancient burial mound when they made the surprising discovery. Other artifacts and skeleton associated with the cape were also found.
The initial copies (over 200) of the Declaration of Independence were called Dunlap Broadsides. Over the past years, a few of these lost treasures have been found. Might you find one? Learn more about them in the following episode of MW's Lost Treasures: