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Buried Treasure: The Story of the $50,000 Kashmir Moon Shawl

(Detail) Kashmir Moon Shawl, North India, early 19th century, sold for $59,250 in Skinner’s February 2012 Oriental Rugs & Carpets Auction

Next time you sort through boxes in your basement, setting aside items for a yard sale, think twice about what these items may be worth. You could be the unknowing owner of a buried treasure.

In the Skinner Oriental Rugs & Carpets auction on Saturday, February 11, 2012, An important Kashmir Moon Shawl hammered at $50,000 after intense, competitive bidding.… Read More