At a flea market in Romania, one stall-holder thought he'd made a fair amount of money when he sold “an old typewriter” for 100 euros. But the buyer was getting a bargain! He just sold the early Enigma cipher machine at auction.
A German-made Enigma I machine sold for 100 euros at a flea market in Romania has been sold a second time for 45,000 euros. The breaking of the Enigma codes helped the Allies defeat Nazi Germany in WWII.
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