18th Century Haggadah, Found in Garage, Expected to Sell for £500,000 at Auction (VIDEO)
Created for the Oppenheimer banking dynasty in 1726, the auction house handling the sale says it could fetch up to £500,000, or $805,000.
According to the Daily Mail, the Haggadah made its way to Britain when its owners fled Nazi Germany. The Passover prayer book was only discovered recently, however, by the now-deceased owner’s niece who was planning to sell some of her aunt’s belongings.
“Auctioneer Bill Forrest was completing a routine valuation at the Bury home and found it tucked inside a kosher soup carton, The Independent reported. An expert in Amsterdam then concluded that the manuscript was the work of Aaron Wolff Herlingen, a scribe to the Imperial Court in Vienna in the mid-18th century,” the Daily Mail wrote.
Watch a video about the discovery of the Haggadah below: