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Elderly Man Brings 'Pretty Cups' To The Antique Roadshow. When He Learns Their True Value, He Loses His Breath

February 05, 2018

Sometimes, you stumble upon something that tickles your fancy in an inexplicable way. Usually, it’s something that hits you out of left field; there’s no rhyme or reason as to why you’re attracted to it, you just are. That’s what happened to one man who crossed paths with a beautifully-detailed cup.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “‘A detailed cup? What could possibly be intriguing about a ‘detailed cup?’” The thing is, these aren’t just any cups. These are Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cups, and they happen to be some of the most prized cups in the world.

Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cups are known for their use in religious and spiritual ceremonies. The man who was collecting them just happened upon them one day and thought they were the most beautiful pieces of work he had ever seen.

The man paid a pretty penny for the cups too; some cost him $500 while others cost him nearly $3,000. Collectively, he had put in more than $5,000 USD. However, his $5,000 was about to turn into a lot more…

When the man took his cups to the Antique Road Show, commentators were shocked. They knew exactly what they were looking at and after "oohs" and "ahs", they finally shared how much the Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cups were worth.

That’s when the man learned that his Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cups that he paid around $5,000 for were worth anywhere from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 USD! The man nearly fell back in his seat! He couldn’t believe what he was hearing! He asked if anyone around him had an inhaler because he was genuinely worried that he had lost his breath! Check out the video, below, to see his reaction!

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