A Man Found This Old Box At A Junk Sale, And Inside Was A Window 100 Years Into The Past

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It was an ordinary box, an unremarkable box, scruffy, worn and unwanted. Nothing about its outward appearance suggested value or importance. It appeared to be little more than junk. Indeed, the box was on sale for next to nothing at a car boot sale. But inside it was a trove of historical artifacts, waiting to be discovered…

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Car boot sales are a British institution. They draw crowds of professional and amateur traders, bargain-hunters, floggers and peddlers, all hoping to dispense of unwanted personal items – or pick up a bargain. Not unlike sprawling American yard sales, car boot sales are essentially junk sales conducted from the boots (trunks) of cars.

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Which is not to say that everything on offer at a “car boot” is junk. In fact, it is not unusual to stumble on worthy items at such events. Or more rarely, hidden treasure. Indeed, the search for car boot bargains is the basis for reality TV programs such as Bargain Hunt and Star Boot Sale. Furthermore, one shopper did find hidden treasure inside an unremarkable box at a car boot sale in August 2018.

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