Who owns the hidden treasure?
Started by Memnoch, 11th June 2019 14:14 in Serious Discussion

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    Default Who owns the hidden treasure?

    Something you own contains something hidden within it that you didn't know was there when you bought it. Presumably the person who sold it to you didn't know it was there either.

    Who owns the hidden item?


    A friend was wondering.
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    Memnoch
    Something you own contains something hidden within it that you didn't know was there when you bought it. Presumably the person who sold it to you didn't know it was there either.

    Who owns the hidden item?


    A friend was wondering.
    If the deal was honest and neither side knew, I'd say the buyer owns it.

    Whether the buyer keeps it depends on the ciircumstances...
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    The buyer. However it was something of significance to the previous owner I might feel too guilty to profit from it.

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    The buyer. However it was something of significance to the previous owner I might feel too guilty to profit from it.
    The item was bought at an estate auction, so the previous owner is presumably dead. The previous owner is not the original owner either because the item is about a hundred years old. Although who hid the ***** behind the ******** and when that was done is anybody's guess.
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    The item was bought at an estate auction, so the previous owner is presumably dead. The previous owner is not the original owner either because the item is about a hundred years old. Although who hid the ***** behind the ******** and when that was done is anybody's guess.
    In that case, itís the buyers, no question.
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    In that case, it’s the buyers, no question.
    OK, cards on the table, three years ago I paid £280 at auction for a painting which had supposedly hung in the same house since it was new a hundred years ago. A few weeks ago the frame got broken when I tripped and knocked it off the wall. I took it to a frame maker to see if it could be repaired because it's a gorgeous frame, probably worth more than the painting, and he found some gold coins hidden behind the canvas. I've already worked out the value of the actual gold by the weight, and the coins themselves aren't especially rare. They might be worth two or three grand tops. I wouldn't even sell them unless they're worth a lot more... probably have them made into jewellery to give to family members as presents. My only worry is what if they were stolen a hundred years ago... would they still be "hot"? I'd love to know who hid them and why, but finding out might mean they're not actually mine.
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    OK, cards on the table, three years ago I paid £280 at auction for a painting which had supposedly hung in the same house since it was new a hundred years ago. A few weeks ago the frame got broken when I tripped and knocked it off the wall. I took it to a frame maker to see if it could be repaired because it's a gorgeous frame, probably worth more than the painting, and he found some gold coins hidden behind the canvas. I've already worked out the value of the actual gold by the weight, and the coins themselves aren't especially rare. They might be worth two or three grand tops. I wouldn't even sell them unless they're worth a lot more... probably have them made into jewellery to give to family members as presents. My only worry is what if they were stolen a hundred years ago... would they still be "hot"? I'd love to know who hid them and why, but finding out might mean they're not actually mine.
    Damn! You gave away the punchline too soon. I wanted a competition where we had to find the most unlikely, and yet appropriate, values for ***** and ********.

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    Damn! You gave away the punchline too soon. I wanted a competition where we had to find the most unlikely, and yet appropriate, values for ***** and ********.
    Still can if you want.

    Who hid the ***** behind the ********?

    Dildo and bikeshed?
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    Memnoch
    Still can if you want.

    Who hid the ***** behind the ********?

    Dildo and bikeshed?
    It was me.
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    OK, cards on the table, three years ago I paid £280 at auction for a painting which had supposedly hung in the same house since it was new a hundred years ago. A few weeks ago the frame got broken when I tripped and knocked it off the wall. I took it to a frame maker to see if it could be repaired because it's a gorgeous frame, probably worth more than the painting, and he found some gold coins hidden behind the canvas. I've already worked out the value of the actual gold by the weight, and the coins themselves aren't especially rare. They might be worth two or three grand tops. I wouldn't even sell them unless they're worth a lot more... probably have them made into jewellery to give to family members as presents. My only worry is what if they were stolen a hundred years ago... would they still be "hot"? I'd love to know who hid them and why, but finding out might mean they're not actually mine.
    That is seriously cool. Why doesnít this ever happen to me?

 


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