AHHHHH! Everyone's DREAM: $3 Yardsale Bowl Sells For $2.2 Million

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    AHHHHH! Everyone's DREAM: $3 Yardsale Bowl Sells For $2.2 Million

    Hmmmm, maybe that old red plastic dish of mine......


    Bought for $3 at yard sale, bowl sells for $2.2 million - CNN.com

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    Wow. I would have added it to my pile of "interactive targets".
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    I wonder what I can get for my wife's old Tupperware.
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    Heard about this on the radio. Un-freaking-believable.
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    What amazes me is that it's in such good condition for being 1000 years old! Think how many basements and yard sales it's survived. How do they know it's 1000 years old anyway? I doubt if they did carbon dating. Looks to me as if it's from the late 1800's. Not that I know anyway.

    No telling how many millions I've passed by in yard sales. I've got to step up my game.
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    I would think 1000-year-old pot would be pretty sale by now. Definitely not worth that much.
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    The 'Ding' bowl is an example of Northern Song Dynasty pottery and described by Sotheby's as "remarkable and exceptionally beautiful."
    Sweet find, however I think it came from the "Bling Dynasty" with that price tag!
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    [QUOTE=Jeanlouise;2666382]What amazes me is that it's in such good condition for being 1000 years old! Think how many basements and yard sales it's survived. How do they know it's 1000 years old anyway? I doubt if they did carbon dating. Looks to me as if it's from the late 1800's. Not that I know anyway.

    No telling how many millions I've passed by in yard sales. I've got to step up my game.[/QUOTE

    They can date it a lot of ways, starting by style and similarity to others known from the same period (like this bowl's twin at British Museum for years). Then chemical tests to identify its composition - and more, Dunno how far they took this one before they were convinced..

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    If it were at my house I can guarantee you I would have eaten many a bowl of pinto beans and cornbread out of it. Sounds like a Jeff Foxworthy gig, "If you've ever eaten pinto beans and cornbread out of a 2.2 million dollar bowl...."
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    I bet there are going to be a LOT of people at yard/garage sales this weekend with the picture from that news article in hand.
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    I've got some carnival glass from the 70s...think I can pass it off as thousand year old Chinese pottery?
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    Wow, and I'd totally pass over that bowl at a yard sale.

    My grandmother was a great antique collector and hard a sharp eye. A neighbor, who owned a junk/collectibles shop, had called her over one day to check out a dish she found. It wasn't worth anything, but grandma looked over at her rabbit cage and said, "Do you know what you're feeding your rabbit out of?" Looks like the bunny was eating out of some old English dish worth big bucks. I think bunny ate out of a plastic bowl after that.
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    Stories like this are fairly common. I recall a couple from years past.

    A man was at a seminar in Arizona or New Mexico, don't recall which one. His daughter had requested daddy bring back a shiny, pretty rock from the state. He went to a local rock and gem shop and in a dish on the counter was a bowl of shiny local rocks. He bought one for a dollar or some trivial amount. Later on, they had it looked at, really looked at. Turns out it was one of the larget uncut diamonds jewelers had ever seen, worth several hundred thousand dollars.

    Then there was the guy in Texas who bought a tin box at and Estate Sale. He discovered one of the original Texas State Charters in the box. Seems that the estate was one of the descendants of a well known Texan who had most likely taken the Charter home for safe keeping and forgot all about it. Ended up passing down to his kids. It was donated back to Texas by the man who discovered it.

    I'm still waiting on my spectacular "find."
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    I love the story of the guy who found a first printing of the Declaration of Independence hidden on the backside of a $4 painting.
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