As I've said recently, Hubs and I are off to Ohio later this month for some vacation time.
We'll be spending some time in the Columbus area this trip.
While I am no longer a shopaholic/spendaholic, I did use to hit the second hand stores on occasion in my past.
My jaw about hit the floor when I read this article about what one man found in a thrift store recently.
And the thrift store was in Columbus Ohio.
Well played Zach Bodish, well played.....
I heard he sold it for $7K. He's unemployed and used the money to keep afloat.
Now I'm thinking we need to squeeze in some thrift store shopping on this trip!lol
While I haven't found a valuable work of art at the thrift store I did find a "hidden gem" once.
Back in the early 2000's, I found this at a Salvation Army.....
It's a Steiff tiger puppet.
Though mine has it's metal ear button which dates it from the 1950's.
The one I found was perfect in every way except it was missing the paper tag on it's chest(it still has the threads that held the tag there though).
Tiger was lying in a bin with a pile of dirty old smelly no longer loved stuffed animals.
Somebody knew it was worth more than the .50¢ price all the other critters were marked, so they marked it $7.00.
The lady at the register was aghast that this toy was marked at 7 freaking Dollars! She apologized and said that that manager was not there so she couldn't ask her to lower the price for me(not that I asked for a reduction). She had to charge me $7 and was none to happy about it. lol
This was back when this puppet was going for $150 on eBay.
$7 didn't phase me......
Too bad I didn't sell it.
He's packed away with some other dolls from my childhood.
I AM an idiot!!
And if I found a Picasso, I'd probably keep that too. 8-)
What about you? Have you ever found some unrecognized valuable at a thrift store?