10 People Who Found Cool Vintage Stuff In Unexpected Places

There are some people in this world who are just lucky – when they open up walls or stick their hands into the backs of cabinets, they don’t come back with a big mess and a spider bite, but with treasures clutched in their fists instead.

Which is exactly what happened to these 10 people, more or less – and if you’re any kind of history or vintage buff, you’re going to be super jealous you didn’t find these things first.

10. So much to unpack here.

We have some bad news about Bill Clinton, though.

Husband received a letter he wrote to himself in 1998 from mildlyinteresting

9. I wonder if those would be harder to lose.

Probably not.

My Great-Grandfather’s social security card was made out of metal, not paper from mildlyinteresting

8. A great artist, he was not.

He does seem like a fun guy, however!

Doodles in 1878, by my great great grandfather. from mildlyinteresting

7. Wow, look at that.

A conversation piece, for sure.

A wall was removed in a Victorian house we are working at which revealed an old cast iron fireplace from mildlyinteresting

6. OMG look how inexpensive it was.

I am literally crying.

Found a movie ticket for Forrest Gump in the pocket of a shirt I bought at the thrift store from mildlyinteresting

5. Forgotten for so long.

I bet they could tell some really awesome stories if they could talk.

Found these 110(?) year old Crayolas in the back of a family secretary desk. The pack still has the crayons. from mildlyinteresting

4. Like, exactly.

Those won’t get you too excited to travel.

My grandmother’s immigration forms from the 1950s look just like Cards Against Humanity from mildlyinteresting

3. Those were the days.

Except the medicine back then was probably only worth $7.

My Great Grandma’s medical bill from 1950 from mildlyinteresting

2. That’s quite a collection.

Like a blast from the past.

Someone had all the failed presidential candidates bumperstickers on their car from mildlyinteresting

1. They don’t build things like they used to.

Those supports were made to last.

Architect friends found this beam in an old house in Massachusetts, the date is the battle of Bunker Hill from mildlyinteresting

I’ve got to start knocking down more walls or something, y’all.

Have you ever had an experience like this give you a rush?

Tell us about it down in the comments!