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The $13 diamond ring and other treasures bought for peanuts

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 26: A diamond ring that was purchased at a car boot sale for $13 (£10) has just sold for almost $906,000 (£700,000) at auction. It's every collector's dream – chancing upon a super-valuable object in a thrift store, flea market, car boot sale or junkyard, and paying peanuts for it. From a James Bond watch to the Declaration of Independence, we reveal the most incredible bargain buys of all time.

Bargain treasures

A diamond ring that was purchased at a car boot sale for $13 (£10) has just sold for almost $906,000 (£700,000) at auction. It's every collector's dream – chancing upon a super-valuable object in a thrift store, flea market, car boot sale or junkyard, and paying peanuts for it. From a James Bond watch to the Declaration of Independence, we reveal the most incredible bargain buys of all time.
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