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Old 11-23-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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Ever find a real Rembrandt at Goodwill? My lucky week!

Yep. I found a real signed Rembrandt at Goodwill this week. I paid less than $4 for it but didn't honestly know what it was until I got home and researched it.


OK ok ok so it's not a painting but it IS a very large signed Rembrandt metal mesh art deco design lamp shade.
It's one of the biggest shades the company made and it's beautiful. I do admit however to never having seen a metal mesh lamp shade before and really didn't know they existed.

Going to be fun to find out what I'll be able to actually get for it when I resell it!

Did anyone else find good stuff recently at their local thrift shop?
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:17 AM   #2
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The thrift stores have been rather disappointing lately. I cant wait to see what they end up with after the holidays.

Sounds like you got an awesome deal.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:57 AM   #3
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What was the shade used on? Candles, some sort of fire lighting?. Just wondering.


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Yep. I found a real signed Rembrandt at Goodwill this week. I paid less than $4 for it but didn't honestly know what it was until I got home and researched it.


OK ok ok so it's not a painting but it IS a very large signed Rembrandt metal mesh art deco design lamp shade.
It's one of the biggest shades the company made and it's beautiful. I do admit however to never having seen a metal mesh lamp shade before and really didn't know they existed.

Going to be fun to find out what I'll be able to actually get for it when I resell it!

Did anyone else find good stuff recently at their local thrift shop?
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:27 AM   #4
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Keep us posted on how much it is worth. I am trying to picture exactly what it is you found.

Is it this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-Sign...p2047675.l2557
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #6
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Keep us posted on how much it is worth. I am trying to picture exactly what it is you found.

Is it this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-Sign...p2047675.l2557
That is exactly what this is! Very similar pattern too. What's fun about seeing them on eBay is I know that the prices/values trend quite low...people sometimes nearly give away their stuff! Selling it outright should double/triple/quad or more the eBay price.

Oh and thankyou for finding that pic. I've found about 20 so far online but that was a new one!
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:09 PM   #7
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I got a pair of Dansko clogs in my size for $6 this past weekend. Same pair that sells for $120 retail. That's the best deal I have ever gotten.
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Holy cow yeah you done good!
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:03 PM   #9
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I found a brand new North Face flight series jacket at my local thrift shop today. I paid $7.50 for it
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #10
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Well, don't get your hopes up too much.

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That is exactly what this is! Very similar pattern too. What's fun about seeing them on eBay is I know that the prices/values trend quite low...people sometimes nearly give away their stuff! Selling it outright should double/triple/quad or more the eBay price.

Oh and thankyou for finding that pic. I've found about 20 so far online but that was a new one!
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:56 AM   #11
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Well, don't get your hopes up too much.

LOL Party pooper!

Not sure what high hopes would be I guess but having had the experience of buying something for less than a dollar just to turn around and auction it off for $1200 is kinda fun...

Having picked this thing up for less than $5 almost any price I get will be lovely! At this point I'm anticipating being able to get anywhere from $500-$2000 for it but hope I can get a bit closer to a final ballpark price after a bit more research.

Anyone else find valuable items lately?
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