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Agatha Christie's Lost Jewels Discovered in £100 Estate Sale Purchase

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If you ever buy a famous person's locked trunk in an auction and hear something rattling around inside, just open it. Jennifer Grant waited four years to open the lockbox she found in a trunk she bought for £100 at Agatha Christie's estate sale. "I almost did not want to open it because then the mystery would be over," she told the BBC. "When friends came round we would tip the trunk from one side to the other and listen to hear if anything rattled. If you were very quiet you could just about hear something sliding inside," she said.

When Grant finally opened the box, she found a diamond ring and a diamond brooch that she recognized reading about in Agatha Christie's biography. The lost diamonds are now headed to auction at Bonhams where they could sell for up to £13,000.
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