48 People Shared Photos Of Awesome Old Things They Own

“The Lenox Spice Village. My Grandmother Bought This For Me 30 Years Ago And It Has Been In My Parents Storage Shed Until Now….”

“My Dad Restored A 1929 Ford Model A After 40 Years Of Wait. We Helped Out Over The Course Of 3 Years, And I Edited This Photo To Make Us Looks Like 20s Gangsters”

“300 Year Old Library Tool That Enabled A Researcher To Have Seven Book Open At Once”

“Picked Up A Victorian Style Cathedral Birdcage Today. It’s 7’ Tall With The Base! Never Seen One Like It”


“I Snagged This Edwardian Dress Yesterday. It’s Just Too Stunning Not To Share”

“An Old, Metal, Pocket-Sized Grocery List!”

“Check Out My Latest Acquisition! ~1910 Tiffany Desk Pieces. Bronze And Abalone.”

“A Pair Of Old Lamps I Found On Facebook Marketplace For Dirt Cheap. I Think They Look Pretty Neat In Our Victorian House, But My Fiancé Hates Em’ Lol.”


“There’s Something About A Jet Black Cartonnage Binding Lit Up With Golden Gilt And Highlighted With Flowering Designs. Something Great. The Book Is Le Manuscrit Bleu, 1848”

“Photographed In 1974, Freshly Excavated 2000-Year-Old Terracotta Warriors Still Showing The Original Color Scheme Before Rapid Deterioration”

“My Grandmother Unfortunately Passed This Year. This Is Her Copy Of Alice In Wonderland I Inherited”

“Just Showing Off My Desk. It’s A Beautiful Hunk Of Hungarian Oak, Previously A Farm House Table. It’s Used On A Daily Basis And So Just Giving It A Fresh Coat Of Wax To Keep Up With Its Maintenance”

“Roman Tigress Cart Decoration – Found Metal Detecting In Norfolk UK”

“My Great-Great Grandfather Started A Plumbing Business In St. Paul, Mn In The 1880’s. I Just Inherited His Desk.”

“I Doubt This Has Any Real Value But I Thought It Was Fun And Cool And For .25 Cents It Was Worth It!”

“Hand Holding An Orange Door Knocker”

“My Seltzer Bottle Collection”

“1897-1898, First Edition, Edgar Allan Poe -Poems And Tales. Found It At A Used Book Store.”

“Found This Wonderful 17th Century Doodle Inside A Bible I’m Restoring”

“Art Deco Exit Sign”

“Vendo 44 Vending Machine From The 50s. The Smallest Machine That Vendo Ever Made. Found At An Estate Sale!”

“Anyone Have Any Info On This? It’s Been In My Family For A Very Long Time.”

“1909 Wooden Koken Congress Restored”

“This Silver Ww2 Naval Aviator Sweetheart Brooch I Found While I Was Metal Detecting A Few Months Ago Is Still My Favourite Piece”

“”To Miss J.g.k., To Whom This Cabinet Is Cheerfully Given, Hoping That She May Enjoy It As I Have Making It For Her. G.j.c Sept 14, 1926,” From A Note Written In Pencil On The Bottom Of This Cabinet I Brought Home Today (Ma/Nh)”

“I Guess We’re Posting Our Uranium Glass Collections? Here’s Mine!”

“The First Gift My Great Grandfather Purchased For My Great Grandmother Nearly 100 Years Ago. Thought I’d Share.”

“Medicine Cabinet In One Of My Grandmas Rarely Used Bathrooms”

“Check Out How They Curved The Roof Of This Antique Barn. (Ohio)”

“In The Middle Of Unpacking Most Of My Library For The New Office Setup. 1481 To 2005, And Still Lots To Catalog. Thought I’d Share A Near Finished View.”

“I’m Moving Into My First House And Snagged This Couch Off Fb Marketplace For $60. Kitty Approves!”

“Found This Old Oak Ice Chest”

“My Grandpa Just Gifted Me This 19th Century Mandolin”

“Well I Got It Open And Here Are The Contents Of The Octagonal Sewing Box”

“Art Deco Butterfly Brooch, Norwegian Silver And Enamel, Marked For H C Østrem”

“This Curio Is Known As A Curse Tablet. Curse Tablets Were Inscribed Strips Of Lead, With An Iron Nail Piercing It. They Are Typically Roman Or Grecian. This Piece Has Hair Clamped Between The Folds, Indicating That This May Be A Love Spell. Thinking To Contact A Museum On This One.”

“My Great-Great-Grandfather’s School Textbooks From The Late 1800’s. The Oldest One Is From 1860.”

“1870’s Victorian Mirror Meant To Sit Over A Mantel (It’s Difficult To Tell From The Picture But It’s About 6ft Y’all And 4.5ft Wide”

“Late Georgian 18ct Gold Emerald And Diamond Ring”

“Top Hat That Belonged To My Great Great Great Grandfather (I Think) During The Late 19th Century From Ohio”

“A Wall In My Grandpa’s Small Library Room”

“The Most Ironic Two Month Late Birthday Gift I’ve Ever Received.”

“This Is Kind Of Cool! Six Months Ago, I Bought The Photo On The Right From An Antique Mall. Yesterday, I Went Back And Purchased The Photo On The Left. Only After Getting Home Did I Realize That They’re The Same Kids, Just Taken A Few Years Apart!”

“Wall Fell Apart Giving A Glimpse Into The Past.”

“Purchased This Beautiful Antique Cabinet Online. It Now Houses My Art Supplies :)”

“Handmade Jacquard Woven Coverlet From 1835. Saved It From An Estate Sale For $75 Now It’s One Of My Prized Possessions”

“Three Early 20th Century English Microscopes In My Collection. Not Much Practical Use Out Of Them, But They Do Look Good!”

“Bought This Flag At Goodwill For $20 And Just Sold It At Auction For $4,200!! Thought It Was A Cool Wall Decoration, Turned Out To Be A Civil War Union General’s Flag!!”

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