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The Queanbeyan Age
Unique $4 Cup from Thrift Shop Gets $75,000

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - A man bought unique looking cup in a thrift shop for $4. The cup turned out to be a 17th century Chinese "Libation Cup" made from rhinoceros horn. It sold at auction for $75,000.

Source: The Queanbeyan Age - June 25, 2013

Kotaku.com
$8 Thrift Store Video Game may fetch $15,000

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA - A woman who purchased a rare Video Game at a Goodwill Thrift Store for $8, may fetch up to $15,000 for the game, at auction.

Source: Kotaku.com - April 17, 2013

eBay Website
Woman Buys $9,000 Lithograph at Goodwill for $12

MILWAUKIEE, WISCONSIN, USA - A woman paid $12.34 for a print at a Goodwill thrift store in Milwaukee. Later she found out it was a lithograph by the American artist Alexander Calder worth $9,000.

Source: TwinCities.com - December 2, 2012

The Huffington Post
Man Buys $546,000 Handbag for $31 at Charity Shop

KINGSTON, UK - An englishman who purchased a handbag in a charity shop for $31 (£20) is surprised to learn it's valued up to $546,000 (£350,000).

Source: The Huffington Post - July 13, 2012

Kovels
$3 Thrift Store Buy Fetches $190,000

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA - An 81-year-old former antiques dealer purchased a painting at a Thrift Store for $3. The painting later sold at auction for $190,000.

Source: Kovels - March 12, 2012