We acquire weird and interesting objects that tell the stories of life, death, and everything in between.

We find them in junk stores, rummage sales, basements, attics, garages, and barns. Sometimes even on the side of the road or in the garbage. Abandoned objects and artifacts that are no longer wanted or needed.

Regardless of how insignificant or strange these objects may seem, each was created for a reason, whether practical, fanciful, malfeasant, or flat-out ridiculous. These artifacts were made, acquired, and/or saved by people, whatever their motives may have been.

At Occulta Thesauri, we rescue interesting (and sometimes bizarre!) objects, research their histories, and write their stories. Those stories, even more so than the objects themselves, are occulta thesauri – the hidden treasures we share on the site.

Email us or visit our submission guidelines to learn more about submitting a story or story idea.

We do not claim to be or represent ourselves as experts in any field other than finding cool things. All information contained herein is the product of research. However, despite our best due diligence, we do not testify to the authenticity of any of the objects we write about. However, we do double and triple check facts in a steadfast commitment to telling accurate and fact-based stories.