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600-year-old book find in Sandy

by Scott Renshaw
- Posted // 2011-04-11 -

Chances are you don't have a 600-year-old book gathering dust in your home. Then again, that's what someone else in Sandy probably thought.

According to a Fox 13 report, a fund-raiser for the Sandy Museum--with attendees ponying up $2 an item for experts like Ken Sanders to assess the value of their "antiques"--turned up something thoroughly unexpected. An unidentified man brought in a book that turned out to be a 1494 copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle, a companion to the Guttenberg Bible and one of the earliest printed books in history. Sanders estimated the value at more than $100,000, though the owner--who had the book passed down from his uncle--believes he'll be selling to a museum or library.

And on stories like these, Antiques Roadshow was built.

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