Theres this example of someone , antique hunting at a flea market named "Shupps Grove " in ADamstown Pa, had purchased a framed picture about 20"X24". The purchase wanted the frame because it had a "primitive look"
with corner block instead of mitered cornrs. The purchaser got the thing home and removed the picture in order to clean the frame. Inside the frame, behind the original picture, was what appeared to be a bill with a galley proof of the Declaration of Independence.
It turned out, via authentication , that the DofI was one of just a few true copied printed in Philly a few days after July 2. Only 2 of these exist , I believe, so the "ephemera trade" ent nuts and the document sold for 2 Million bucks. It has since been reauctioned for profit and the last price I heard (As reported by MAine Antiques Digest) was 8 Million
"Reeealy!!?" our half-witted psychiatrist would say, pushing his glasses up onto his forehead and leaning back on his recliner closing his eyes.
Maybe someone had hidden it behind another one.
A spy say. Caught and shot like a dog. Quarters looted.
His sweetheart begged the picture off the officer in charge as a momento of her lost love because he had said that when he was haggling for it was the moment he had seen the curtains move at an upstairs window and a pale shape step back when he looked at it. He was buying it for a similar reason that the purchaser at Shrupps Grove had but in his case it was the 20"x 24" he was interested in and not the arty-farty stuff at Shrupps. It was in the way of a tin-opener to the spy.
Having bought it he then enquires as to the residents of the building where he saw the curtains move.
Such a romance needs must be short. This is not a sweetheart who betrayed him. You need one of those scumbags to get a long story going.
And, oh--how sweet this is-- she carries around with her for the rest of her life a galley proof of the Declaration of Independence and without even knowing it.
Does anybody know what the other picture was fm?