The last place you’d expect to find the unexpected is in grandma’s ceramics room…
It’s actually amazing, the things that show up in the most unlikely of places. One random day, one loving grandson was snooping around grandma’s ceramics room, for no good reason at all. The brown closet at the back of the room looked innocent enough, but there was just a feeling, a hunch in the pit of his stomach that there was something inside…
Her grandson had come over to help clean out his grandmother’s old workshop. At first glance, the studio seemed like any other: cluttered, disorganized, and disused.
However, as he began to make his way towards the back of the room, he noticed an odd looking closet. Several items were crammed up against the door, making it difficult to open.
However, he noticed there was no lock on the door, so he freed up some space ahead of it.
The closet had a random array of items inside, but what was most curious was its false bottom. Underneath, the tiles were cut-out and filled with gravel.
Her grandson continued removing the false bottom piece by piece to reveal what was hidden below.
Low and behold a combination safe lurked beneath the closet. His grandma, however, being advanced in her years, had forgotten the code.
Crack The Safe
She then gave her grandson permission to open the safe with force…
The safe wasn’t filled with cash or diamonds or jewels.
A Look Inside
However, its contents were sparse and tattered in appearance.
He gently opened the lid and examined the items, so as not to disturb its delicate contents…
As it turns out, the ancient safe belonged to his grandma’s grandfather. Several family heirlooms and pieces of historical value were found inside. One even had this creepy message inscribed on it.
The contents of the safe were so old that they had gotten rusty over the years, and smell of old metal was almost too much to bear.
However, the symbol on this cloth then got everyone’s attention.
The contents of the safe were cleaned up and are displayed here. A parchment picture of what looks like an old woman. A pouch, a lamp and some other goodies…
The picture was in fact of the grandma’s grandma, who was dressed in traditional grab for the era in which she lived.
Inside the safe, there was also a picture going further back, The dapper chap you see here is the grandma’s father’s father. Now it’s getting confusing!
The contents of the safe were sure steeped in family history, and were nostalgic items, But were they worth anything? Like this gold pocket watch, inside the pouch?
Found in pristine conditions, the forefather’s mini stamp collection appeared to be more souvenir than worth any real cash.
It turns out, once the stamps were sorted through and arranged, there were tens of countries featured, many of which don’t even exist anymore.
Sure they were hopeful, and we dare say a couple of them had a rub, but no, there was no genie inside this ancient lamp.
More Items Found
This plastic container also had some goodies inside, which also needed sorting through and arranging…
The Big Score
At first it wasn’t clear what the interesting looking coins were all about. But they certainly deserved a closer look.
The Coin Collection
Again, these coins seemed to be more of a sentimental collection than a gold mine.
Although there were coins from some very interesting countries such as, Southern Rhodesia, New Zealand, Australia, USA, South Africa, Jamaica, Pakistan, Cuba, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.
When this WWI medal and crest was found, the family were thrilled that they had that in their family, in their blood.
It’s for sure old, and has some interesting engravings on it, but no one knows for the life of them what this little key is for, let alone who it belonged to.
The family are not planning on selling any of the items they found in the safe, even if some do look valuable, as there’s simply too much history and family nostalgia at stake.