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Justin Whiting, an eBay shopper in Spalding, U.K., purchased an
authentic tintype photo thought to be the earliest known photo of
legendary outlaw Jesse James at the young age of 14. After the
image was authenticated by forensic experts, it may now be
worth thousands or even millions of dollars. The photo was
originally bought by Whiting (below) for $10 in July 2017.

Justin Whiting with his rare photo of Wild West outlaw Jesse James. See SWNS story SWJESSE; An eBay fan hit the jackpot when a photograph he picked up on the site for just seven pounds is now said to be worth a whopping two million. Justin Whiting, 45, was astonished when forensic experts confirmed his picture of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James was genuine and could sell for six figures. Single Justin, from Spalding, Lincs, said: “Anything is possible on eBay so I kept buying the odd photograph for a few quid, like other people would buy a lottery ticket. “I noticed the picture for sale - it was ten dollars. It was a bit blurry on the site but when I got it, it was a lot clearer.

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(FoxNews) – A Las Vegas collector is marking the Fourth of July with a rare find
he stumbled upon–a copy of the Declaration of Independence produced in the

An engraver made 201 facsimiles of the original Declaration of Independence in
1823 using a copper plate. Kevin Kostiner recently discovered that he has a reproduction of one of those facsimiles.

“It’s wonderful to see it,” Mark Hall-Patton, a Las Vegas museums administrator
told Fox5 Las Vegas. “You don’t see these (copies) of the original 201 that
were printed.”

According to reports, what Kostiner purchased at an auction for $75 may be
worth $35,000.

Kostiner was the winning bidder on four boxes of papers being tossed out by
the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Kevin Kostiner displaying his discovery of a second-generation
copy of the Declaration of Independence.


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