DIMOLA IN THE NY POST: Trashman bonds with history
By KATE BRIQUELET for the NY Post
One man’s trash is another man’s war treasure.
Queens rubbish remover Nick DiMola is sitting on $2,000 in US bonds from World War II — relics he unknowingly rescued while cleaning out a Brooklyn estate.
DiMola saves thousands of curious castoffs in a Ridgewood warehouse. So when the descendants of Mario Anthony DeVito chucked his belongings, DiMola took home a pile of junk.
He later opened a box and discovered a spotless stack of 20 war bonds.
Today, they’re worth $100 apiece, but only the original owner whose name appears on the bonds — or beneficiaries of his will — can redeem them.
Collectors, however, are forking over about $50 each for such bits of Americana.
* This story was written by Kate Briquelet and taken from the NY Post