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A Toronto-area woman unwittingly purchased six Revolutionary War-era documents at a upstate New York estate sale for $3 about a year ago -- only to learn the state of New Jersey has long been looking for them.

"I thought I hit the jackpot; I was all excited, like I had a winning lottery ticket," Christine Ridout, 52, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Never in my lifetime would I have expected to come across anything like this. Then, I looked at the State of New Jersey website and felt like I was holding a lottery ticket that had expired.

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'It belongs to us.'

It belongs to us, now!

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Well, I hope they at least give her her 3 bucks back. :p

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^ She should get a small finder's fee. ;)

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Good, she shouldn't make profit for buying that at $3 anyway. In here, before you buy something valuable at low price, law requires you to inform the seller what he/she is really selling.

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Good, she shouldn't make profit for buying that at $3 anyway. In here, before you buy something valuable at low price, law requires you to inform the seller what he/she is really selling.

 

Hey, that's Finland you are living in; rest of the world isn't so honest like that :laugh:

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