The Hickmotts family did not know that in front of their doors was a fortune for over 50 years.
Most people who move to a new home know quite well about the characteristics of that house. However, the Hickmotts have lived for more than 50 years in their homes without knowing that their front steps are worth up to $ 75,000.
With a mass of about 1 ton, 2.4 meters long, granite slabs were received by the Hickmotts family from the old tea planter resold to return to Sri Lanka in the 50s of the previous century. This ancient relic is still called "pebble" by the mistress, Bronwen, since she and her husband have inherited from their parents.
In the process of moving this stone recently, both of them suddenly discovered that the family's genetic material was a historical relic when it was brought to the appraisal by Sam auction specialist. Tuke.
Mr. Sam was delighted with the current state of the stone. The expert explained that sculpted content and animals symbolize the four stages of life: growth, energy, strength and tolerance. This stone belonging to the ancient Anuradhapura civilization in Sri Lanka is currently recognized as a world heritage by UNESCO. With the date of birth estimated in the period from 400 BC to 1017 AD, the selling price of this artifact will not be less than 75,000 USD, equivalent to 1.5 billion VND.