As you might imagine, estate sale and auction operators find all kinds of things. There are good ways to give customers more bang for their buck, and those that are not so good.
Recently, there have been reports of a number of companies that have found old military ordinance. Here are 2 examples:
MAYFLOWER, Ark. — Auctioneers preparing for a backyard estate sale Saturday morning made an explosive discovery among the china and other items up for bid — a suitcase full of military-grade explosives. The rusted, padlocked suitcase… click here for more
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (STMW) – A woman who found homemade explosives while preparing an Aurora home for an estate sale brought them to Downers Grove police, where a bomb squad robot successfully disabled them.