I may have to start going to garage sales more.
They are not something I usually bother with knowing that I don’t want your junk any more than you want mine.
Typically I see things like odd ball plates, old romance novels, half of a scrabble set and if I am really lucky a hot water bottle complete with the plug.
I never come across anything like someone here in Vancouver recently did.
They paid a high price for some artwork. About a hundred bucks. That is a lot for garage sale crap.
Except for this crap turns out to be very valuable paintings. One done by artist Frederick Varley who is one of the famous Group of Seven painters. The other by artist Tom Thompson who, although not a member of the group was one of the inspirations for the group.
Imagine finding out you sold off valuable works of art at your own garage sale for cheap. The buyer has put these up for auction and the top one could go for $250,000.00 or higher.
I will have to start going to more garage sales but in the mean time I have to get this special piece authenticated and appraised. What do you think I can get for it at my own garage sale?