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Woman makes the Goodwill Store Find of the Century for $35

Woman makes the Goodwill Store Find of the Century for $35

Woman makes the Goodwill Store Find of the Century for $35

My best Thrift Store Find

On rare occasions I will stumble my way into a Goodwill store in an attempt to kill time before an appointment. I usually spend this time browsing through cracked vaseline glass butter dishes, an abundance of suitcases from the 90’s and 6 way power strips from the late 80’s.

I found a pair of Ostrich skin Adidas shoes once in a Salvation Army that I ended up selling on Ebay to a shoe collector in Japan for $680. Possibly the best return I’ve ever gotten on $4.95.

Laura Young’s Thrift Store Find

As good as I thought I’d done on the Ostrich Skin Adidas Shoes at the Salvation Army. The ostrich skin Adidas ain’t got nothing on the treasure Laura Young found at an Austin, Texas Goodwill store in 2018.

While riffling through the endless knick knacks and 42 tons of silverware in Goodwill that day Laura Young came across something she knew was out of place. It didn’t look right in the Goodwill store. It appeared to be old, really old and she was right.

After handing over the $35 asking price she quickly went to her vehicle and straight home.

She showed her find to a few experts and it is now believed Laura Young found a centuries-old Roman sculpture of Pompey the Great, missing from the collection of King Ludwig I of Bavaria since World War II. Experts suspect an American soldier brought the bust to the United States after the war.

Pompey the great bust found in a goodwill store

The piece will visit the San Antonio Museum of Art until next year, when it will be returned to Germany.

“I’m glad I got to be a small part of its long and complicated history, and he looked great in the house while I had him.”

Laura Young

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