Old Vase Purchased At Goodwill Sells For Massive Price At Auction
A lot of good can come from thrifting. Not only can you save money, but you also could end up making money. An old vase purchased from Goodwill has sold for a massive price at an auction.
Just what I needed. A new excuse to go thrifting. It seems like it might be worth it!
Italian Vase Found At Goodwill Sells For $107K At Auction
Recently, a thrifter purchased a vase at a Goodwill in Richmond, Virginia and didn’t know at the time what she had found. Turns out, it was a prized Carlo Scarpa vase.
The woman, Jessica Vincent, has now gone viral online with people marveling at the thought of turning $4 into $107,000. That’s right. The vase ended up selling at an auction for $107,000. That’s a thrifter’s dream!
According to BroBible, Vincent said, “I saw that it was a solid piece of glass and that it was heavy, not junk. I’m not a glass expert, but once I saw the Murano marking, I knew I wanted to buy it. When we got to the checkout, it was $3,99–I had been prepared to pay $8 or $9 for it, so I was super excited at the price.” Oh, Jessica. Just wait and see how excited you’re going to be!
Handling the sale at the auction was Wright Auctions. Check out what they posted on Instagram highlighting the incredible vase.
According to BroBible, the vase was designed 81 years ago in 1942. Reports say a lost piece turning up like this is almost unheard of. BroBible reports the vase was billed as, “one of the rarest works of Italian glass.”
Thankfully, a Facebook Group was able to help Jessica identify the vase. According to BroBible, she was offered $10,000 for it but opted to reach out to an auction instead. That turned out to be a wise decision.
Any plans today? Might as well go thrifting. You never know what you might find!