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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 10:13 PM

Antique dealer tracks down homeless man to split profit after he found a valuable Disney painting

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/homeless-man-finds-antique-disney-treasure-in-trashcan-and-gets-rewarded-with-1k/

Antique dealer tracks down homeless man to split profit after he found a valuable Disney painting

A homeless man who stumbled upon a valuable Disney picture in a trash bin was rewarded by the antique dealer who bought the art from him, reported CNN.

Adam Gillian of the Canadian city of Edmonton was originally paid $20 for a picture of Bambi by antique dealer Alexander Archbold. “When I knew it was gonna sell for a lot of money, I knew it wasn’t right to take it all,” Archbold told CNN. Archbold sold the artwork for $3,700.

Archbold went on a search to find Gillian, which was difficult because he had no address. After driving around he was able to get in contact with other homeless people that knew him.

Gillian returned to the store and Archbold gifted him with his half of the profit which was $1,600.35.


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Stonepounder Nov 2018 OP
Leghorn21 Nov 2018 #1
pansypoo53219 Nov 2018 #2
Stonepounder Nov 2018 #3
EarnestPutz Nov 2018 #6
pansypoo53219 Nov 2018 #7
iluvtennis Nov 2018 #4
EarnestPutz Nov 2018 #5

Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 10:17 PM

1. That's how ya do it, good peeps of the world!!

Thank you Mr. Gillian and Stonepounder for this most excellent article!!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 11:06 PM

2. did something much smaller. but i gave the seller 1/2 the profit off midcentury grapes, cause i knew

worth more than the $1 i paid.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 11:45 PM

3. Excellent! Kudos to you as well Pansypoo.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 01:42 AM

6. Pansypoo, didn't you used to contribute to a blog called "Rising Hegemon"?

Or was it “WTF Is It Now”. Or maybe “Xoverboard”? All are defunct blogs that I used to read. August J. Pollak and Attaturk are names I remember.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 06:43 PM

7. ahh. attaturk. my dessert blog.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2018, 11:45 PM

4. Love these type of stories about good human deeds - thanks for sharing!

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Fri Nov 23, 2018, 01:06 AM

5. I usually hate garage sale/flea market/found it in the trash stories of huge financial gain....

....at someone else’s expense. Can’t stand “Antiques Roadshow” for this reason. But stories like this give me hope in the reassurance that there are good people among us.

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