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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Goodwill Hunting

Here's one more reason to go to thrift stores. Too bad this painting didn't get to the sales floor for a lucky shopper to discover.
"An old painting dropped off at a rural Maryland Goodwill store turned out to be a work by a French Impressionist. And now, thanks to the sharp eye of a store employee, the charitable organization is $40,000 richer...

The painting — called "Marche aux fleurs" or "Flower Market" — was sold for $40,600 at a Sotheby's auction a few weeks ago. "It could have very easily ended up put in a pile, marked for $20," says Ursula Villar, marketing and development director for Goodwill Industries of the
Chesapeake Inc...

read the entire story here


Sharon Rose June 26, 2008 at 1:47 PM  

Wow, that's fantastic news for the charity!!

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