OAKVILLE, ONT. (WIVB) - A Canadian yard sale shopper was able to snag the bargain of her dreams at a Buffalo yard sale last year – a stack of colonial era documents for $3.
The Toronto Sun reports that Christine Ridout bought a gray glove box filled with yellowed parchment last summer. The papers date back 18th century New Jersey and one bears the seal of the Court of St. James. Another appears to be signed by William Franklin, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin was the New Jersey governor at the time.
Ridout took the items to a document expert who says they appear to deal with land and debt issues and some are about payouts to government workers. One is dated 1710.
Ridout told reporters that the woman at the estate sale where she bought the items owned a small two-story bungalow. She said the papers were just for practicing handwriting.
At this point she may be returning the items to the state of New Jersey where the documents are considered state property.
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