from over 100 years ago.
Murray, who runs his own stucco business, bought an Elmwood bungalow last spring and was spurred to renovate by the federal government's Home Renovation Tax Credit.
times previously, but in each case new panelling was tacked on over the existing ceiling, leaving the treasure undiscovered.
Murray said coins were packed in cloth bags, pill bottles and tin cans while the bills and stamps were stored in paper envelopes.
Man finds treasure above ceiling boards
In addition to Canadian currency ranging from regular and commemorative coins to paper money, including the 25 cent bills commonly known as shinplasters to $100 bills the collection also included foreign cash from Weimar Germany, 1920s China and the United States, stamps from numerous countries and clippings from Winnipeg newspapers.
It was apparently Schmidt who meticulously stashed the collection above ceiling boards between rafters in the basement, Murray said.
"If it pays for the house, it's a bonus," said the 54 year old.
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It was when he ripped out ceiling panels in the 750 square foot home's basement that he realized he'd be supplementing that funding with some older money.
"He spent years and years putting this together. I get hold of Prada Crossbody Bag it and I'm getting rid of it," Murray said.
From older neighbours, Murray found out the house was built by a German immigrant named Albert Schmidt whose identification he also found in the rafters in the 1940s. He lived in the home until sometime in the 1970s.
has no idea what he'll get for the collection but plans to put it right back into the renovations.
While Murray said he knew nothing about collectible currency or stamps before his demolition find, he's now a little more up to speed. However, he's not interested enough to hold onto the collection and plans to ship it off this weekend to an Eastern Canada auction house.
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