With the spring season officially here, it’s time to tackle all those projects you’ve been putting off. And that means cleaning and decluttering your home, inside and out.
This may not be your favorite way to spend a weekend, but you never know what’ll happen along the way. You never know when you’ll come across something that puts a smile on your face or some money in your pocket.
Here’s an excerpt from an article on Kovels entitled “It Pays to Clean the Closet.”
A recently discovered rare stained glass and bronze lantern made by Tiffany Studios in 1905 had been hidden away in a janitor’s closet since about 1960. The lantern, with irises pictured on each side, was donated to a “Pennsylvania institution” by a Philadelphia pharmacist about 1960. Freeman’s Auction sold the lamp for the institution for $370,000 to a phone bid in 2016. It is only one of six or seven Tiffany hanging lanterns that are known, at least three with irises, according to some authors. The lantern is 24 inches high and has six panels. It has never been restored.
While you may not come across anything that’s worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, don’t be surprised if you dig up something valuable. Should that happen, it pays to dust it off and learn more – this is the only way of knowing what you have.
So, before you put spring cleaning on the back burner once again, re-read the story above. That may be all the inspiration you need to get started!
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