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post #28081 of 110257
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Originally Posted by mikeH View Post

We'll all be glancing over there now.
Here are the basic points to remember (this from a conversation once with an art professor and an art historian I go to church with):
1. anything that is not original is not going to be worth much, so skip over the prints. They would both rather decorate their homes with originals that have no monetary value by unknowns than with high quality prints of the masters.
2. Most of the original stuff you find will be pretty obviously junk, amateur, high school art class work, somebody's grandma.
3. Occasionally you'll find something that isn't eliminated by these two criteria. At that point, you're on your own. The iphone won't even help you on really old stuff, because signing the painting wasn't SOP until I think the 19th century. You'll just have to decide if you want to risk it.
:teach:

Will keep this in mind and start hitting up the art section. Screw Kiton, I want a Rembrandt. lol8[1].gif

post #28082 of 110257
Art sells you guys say... who wants to buy my original Insane Clown Posse painting I found at Goodwill? I'll start the bidding at $100k

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post #28083 of 110257
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Art sells you guys say... who wants to buy my original Insane Clown Posse painting I found at Goodwill? I'll start the bidding at $100k
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Didnt you see rule #2 facepalm.gif
 

 

 

post #28084 of 110257
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Originally Posted by mikeH View Post


We'll all be glancing over there now.
Here are the basic points to remember (this from a conversation once with an art professor and an art historian I go to church with):
1. anything that is not original is not going to be worth much, so skip over the prints. They would both rather decorate their homes with originals that have no monetary value by unknowns than with high quality prints of the masters.
2. Most of the original stuff you find will be pretty obviously junk, amateur, high school art class work, somebody's grandma.
3. Occasionally you'll find something that isn't eliminated by these two criteria. At that point, you're on your own. The iphone won't even help you on really old stuff, because signing the painting wasn't SOP until I think the 19th century. You'll just have to decide if you want to risk it.
:teach:


Found an old oil painting (abstract) once a few years back. It was actually headed to the dumpster when I rescued it because I thought it was cool looking. It was pretty wild, and rather large (36x60 or so). My wife absolutley hated it. It hung in my office for a year or so before she convinced me to get rid of it. I found a scratched in signature and date on the corner of the painting. Research indicated the artist was a professor at Rutgers who was influential in the beginnings of the whole abstract movement. I sold it almost immediately for $500. Was afraid for a long time that I would see something on the news about a rare Million dollar painting found on ebay for $500. It wasnt 190K, but I was just as excited for my $500 trash pick.

 


 

 

post #28085 of 110257
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Art sells you guys say... who wants to buy my original Insane Clown Posse painting I found at Goodwill? I'll start the bidding at $100k
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Is that a Banksy original???
post #28086 of 110257
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post


Found an old oil painting (abstract) once a few years back. It was actually headed to the dumpster when I rescued it because I thought it was cool looking. It was pretty wild, and rather large (36x60 or so). My wife absolutley hated it. It hung in my office for a year or so before she convinced me to get rid of it. I found a scratched in signature and date on the corner of the painting. Research indicated the artist was a professor at Rutgers who was influential in the beginnings of the whole abstract movement. I sold it almost immediately for $500. Was afraid for a long time that I would see something on the news about a rare Million dollar painting found on ebay for $500. It wasnt 190K, but I was just as excited for my $500 trash pick.

 

Rutgers... you in dirty jerz with me?

post #28087 of 110257

Speaking of odd things that can bring some money. I posted an old umpire chest protector I had that was made by Wilson, the WestVest on ebay, 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/280837096368?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1562.l2649#ht_3336wt_1185

 

It was a three day auction and it sold for $70 with 5 bidders. If your going by the sporting goods stuff and see a hard shell chest protector, they do sell well.

 

IMAG0695.jpg

 

post #28088 of 110257
I always scout out the electronic section of GW, and I've found a barely used USB tablet that went for $76 on ebay, and a sealed apple care warranty worth $250 for the gf (bragged before), both were priced at $9.99 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Great find! I think that's a mixed medium work -- the "paint" is a 3:1 mixture of Faygo and rohypnol (I forget what the binding agent is). Do the lick test to make sure it's an original; if you pass out, you've struck GOLD!

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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Art sells you guys say... who wants to buy my original Insane Clown Posse painting I found at Goodwill? I'll start the bidding at $100k
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post #28090 of 110257
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

 

Rutgers... you in dirty jerz with me?



Nope, South Cental PA, Between Gettysburg and Hanover (land of seemingly neverending supply of Hanover shoes)

 

post #28091 of 110257
Hello guys,

Having enjoyed reading this thread greatly for a long time, I thought I'd go ahead and share a little of what I've been finding here in Sweden. I strictly go for stuff that I can wear since the market for trading is rather small here. Hopefully, it'll change and I'll be able to do that as well.
I find that I sometimes have a little bit of an advantage here since I pull around a 46L/48L, which isn't too common among the fashionable peeps.

Before showing the closest I've come to a grail, I'll go ahead and share some of the stuff that's in my daily rotation. This was picked up at goodwill for around $25. In Sweden, finding a jacket for $5 just doesn't happen.

This is from mid-end Swedish brand SIR, which usually means nothing fancy. However, I quite like the way it fits. Three button, centre vent construction:
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Fabric from rather good maker Dormeuil sparked my interest a little bit more. Half canvas construction. The pattern is a bit more visible in this image:
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/Hans
post #28092 of 110257

Just the fact that the painting was found in my general area is pretty exciting for me...that's pretty awesome.

post #28093 of 110257
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Nope, South Cental PA, Between Gettysburg and Hanover (land of seemingly neverending supply of Hanover shoes)

7-7.5D/E puzzled.gif

post #28094 of 110257
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post




Nope, South Cental PA, Between Gettysburg and Hanover (land of seemingly neverending supply of Hanover shoes)

Black or brown (not burgundy) shell longwings, anything 9 to10. Just saying.
post #28095 of 110257
Had a half day so I hit four stores. Got a whole lot of nothing except a navy with green zig zag PRL tie.

Can someone help me identify the maker on this trench coat?
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