Lost ring reunited with Glens Falls owner after 44 years

June 21, 2018 06:10 PM

What was once lost has now been found and returned to its rightful owner.

It's a follow-up to a story NewsChannel 13 first reported last week.

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Back in 1968, Ted Scannell graduated from Glens Falls High School. In 1974 while studying in London, his class ring was stolen by a shifty palm reader.

Just last month -- 44 years later -- it turned up on eBay UK.

The social media community in Glens Falls got wind of it and discovered it belonged to Scannell. He was finally reunited with his long lost ring Thursday.

Scannell, 68, was all smiles -- even said his hands were shaking -- as he prepared to open his special delivery from London.

The eBay seller from London who agreed to return Scannell's ring - said he was skeptical upon first hearing the story, saying he first thought it was a clever scam.

However, he said it was all was too astounding to not be real and was moved by the way so many people were involved in reuniting Scannell with a piece of his past.

Scannell and his ring are going to be quite the celebrities at his 50th reunion, coming up in September.


Jerry Gretzinger

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