The Most Incredible Items Ever Found at Thrift Stores
These very valuable finds will have you dashing out to the nearest secondhand store in search of treasure.undefined / Shutterstock
Ever find yourself attracted to an item at a thrift store, but you're not sure why? Maybe you have a good eye for value and are on your way to making the next unbelievable flea-market find!
Treasures worth thousands or even millions of dollars turn up at secondhand shops every so often. Who knew that spending at Goodwill could be such a smart investment?
Grab a shopping basket and follow along as we count down 20 of the most valuable items — worth up to $200 million — that turned up at thrift stores and other odd places.
20. The poster that was a Picasso
When Zachary Bodish was browsing through a Columbus, Ohio, thrift store in 2012, he came across an old poster for a Pablo Picasso art exhibit. Thinking it was a cool-looking reproduction, Bodish decided to snag it for $14.14.
After looking closely at some red markings on the poster and doing a little research, Bodish realized that what he had on his hands was possibly a signed Picasso print.
He was able to get "a pretty darn good return" on his $14, Bodish told The Associated Press. That was after he sold the poster for $7,000.
19. The double feature in a picture frame
Art dealer and collector Laura Stouffer enjoyed nosing around in secondhand stores. On a 2007 visit to thrift shop in Summerville, South Carolina, she found a framed print of a painting from the mid-1800s.
She liked it and it didn't cost much, so she bought it and took it home. That's where she discovered that the print was hiding something much more valuable.
Lurking between the art and its cardboard backing was an original movie poster from the 1930 Oscar winner All Quiet on the Western Front. Estimates put the poster's value at up to $20,000.