A true rags-to-riches story that will leave you with a smile

April 20, 2015

If you’ve ever watched the TV show “Antiques Roadshow”, you understand how one family heirloom can instantly take a person from rags to riches.

Even though most people are disappointed to find out that their treasures aren’t worth much, every so often you’ll hear an amazing story about someone down-and-out who struck it rich. This is exactly what happened to L.T. a hardworking, blue collar man who was down on his luck. L.T. lost his foot after a bad car accident and can not work. He lives on a disability check of $839 per month and it’s not enough to get by.

When L.T. was watching Antiques Roadshow, he realized that the Navajo Indian blanket on his screen was very similar to one handed down generations in his family. The blanket on TV was worth $50,000+. After bringing his blanket to John Moran Auctioneers, he was told it was authentic and it later sold for a record-breaking $1.5 million. Watch as the auctions is underway, it’s enough to bring tears to your eyes by watching his reaction.


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