Lost Family Heirlooms
Vintage items lost over time, returning to their families.
Lost And Found
Lost family photos are on their way back home.
A Happy Ending
Stories of lost items returned to families all over the country.

Dog Tags

Long lost military dog tags returned to families.

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Photographs

Found photographs and albums.

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Record Books

Wedding albums, baby books, yearbooks, and more!

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Harold’s High School Photos

I picked these photos up, along with a bunch of others (including the photo of Michael and Nancy), at Town Square Antique Mall in Collierville, Tennessee on 1 July 2015.  They are both of the same teenaged boy named Harold. The small photo was taken in 1930, when he was a sophomore, and the larger […]

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Michael and Nancy

I found this adorable snapshot of two children, siblings Michael and Nancy, at Town Square Antique Mall in Collierville, Tennessee on 1 July 2015. The photograph is dated “July 1939”. I used Ancestry.com to find relatives and was able to find a cousin of theirs on 3 July 2015. I discovered that the children grew […]

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Daner’s Dog Tags

I found these WWII dog tags once belonging to Daner Lee Starks (1909-1971) at Sheffield Antique Mall a few years ago. I sent a message to his daughter Myrtle on Ancestry.com in early 2014, but didn’t receive a reply until 3 July 2015. I discovered this is the only item, besides a tattered old photograph, […]

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Four Baby Birth Date Plates

I found these four adorable little plates at the Goodwill Riverdale Store on the 27th of March 2015. They were 99¢ each, so you know I just had to buy them! It didn’t take very long to find the owners of the plates, I found all of the “babies” on Facebook the same day. But […]

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Maxine and Leonard’s Music Career

I found these music papers at Antique Warehouse a few months ago.  They once belonged to a woman named Maxine Beel and her writing partner Leonard LaCour.  They both wrote music in the 1950s.  The papers include a letter from Mr. LaCour to Mrs. Beel, sheet music for a song called “Night Wind”, a recording […]

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My Mom’s Favourite Necklace

About ten years ago my parents’ house was robbed and the thief stole a lot, if not all, of the jewelry. One of my mom’s favourite necklaces, a star necklace my father had given her in 1975, was among them. She has been upset about losing that necklace ever since. On 25 February 2015, I […]

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Juanita’s Wedding

I got these papers, along with a bunch of others not belonging to Juanita, at Antique Warehouse a few months ago.  They came in a wonderful old suitcase which I didn’t take the time to go through until just last week. Juanita got married at the end of 1945, but they were still celebrating into […]

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Civitan Club Honor Certificate

I found this certificate at Second Time Around Flea Market in January of 2015. I did some research on ancestry.com and was quickly able to find the granddaughter of the man who received this wonderful certificate.  After contacting her on Facebook on 29 January 2015, I was able to return it to her in person […]

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Kathleen and Ira’s Wedding Album

I found this wedding album at Mid-South Outlet in their boutique section in January 2015. I thought it was such a beautiful album and it was so sad that it had somehow ended up in a thrift shop. I found their granddaughter, Kaydee, almost right away on Facebook that evening and sent her a message.  […]

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Jack Pirtle’s Chicken

I believe I acquired this circa 1905 cabinet card of Orva and Hershel Lewis from Sheffield Antique Mall in the mid-2000s. Upon researching the names years later, I came across the history page of the old website of Jack Pirtle’s Chicken. Young Orva would grow up to marry Jack Pirtle and the two of them […]

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