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    $5 Garage Sale Find Nets $10,000

    From azcentral.com

    <i>Turns out there's quite a collector's market for 100-year-old glass electric insulators.

    One such item, purchased for peanuts at a garage sale, netted $10,313 on eBay recently. It's not diamond-encrusted, it wasn't owned by a celebrity and there's no vision of the Virgin Mary involved here.

    Phil Unrine and Jeanie Quimby came up with two of the insulators, one ceramic, one glass, for $5 for the pair. Quimby thought she could make a buck - posting the glass model with a starting price of $5.99.

    Just a few hours later, she checked to see how it was doing - and found 10 urgent messages from collectors, telling her that the glass insulator dated to the 1890s, was extraordinarily rare and listed in price guides at up to $10,000...</i> <A HREF="http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/1227priceyglass-ON.html">Entire Story Here</A>

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    Re: $5 Garage Sale Find Nets $10,000

    WOW!!! What a great find!

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      #3
      Re: $5 Garage Sale Find Nets $10,000

      OMG yeah it was. I try to keep my eyes open at thrift shops but they are just nuts on prices nowadays.

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