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Some of the most unusual items sold on auction for high amounts of money

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 There have been some items that have sold for large sums of money that you wouldn't believe would sell for that amount due to the item itself.  According to CNN, in Auckland  New Zealand a rare houseplant named Rhaphidophora Tetraspema sold for 19,297 dollars. This is the highest amount ever paid for a plant in history.  I hope the buyer has a green thumb.   Some other unusual items that sold for large sums of money are an original Leonardo DiVinci painting named "Salvator Mundi" for 382 million.  It was believed to be a fake originally when bought in the 1950s.   According to Catawiki some of the other items that sold for large sums of money were the world's smallest bible printed in 1727 for 2,400.     The oldest meteorite on earth sold for 16,000. A rare porcelain 1,000-year-old bowl from the Song Dynasty in China (960-1127) sold for 31.9 million. A lock of hair from Elvis Pressley sold for 8,000 dollars. A diamond ring found at an English car boot sale (yard sale

Why won't you wear a mask in public?

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Why won't you wear a mask in public? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery as the expression goes.  President Trump refuses to wear a mask in public so many of his supporters follow his lead. There are many who follow conspiracy theories such as the 5g conspiracy where people believe that the coronavirus is a fake illness designed to distract the people from the development of broadband technology designed to spy on us.  Nevermind that over 100,000 people have died, but to the conspiracy nuts out there big brother is out there.  Finally, people don't like being told what to do even if its for the public health.  They start talking about their amendment rights which many probably couldn't recite on their own but manage to invoke. Coronavirus doesn't know politics nor the Constituion it kills republicans and democrats alike.  Trump is trying to revive economy to save his presidency at any costs especially by ignoring the coronavirus.   Southern states that opene

Holy land in belleview fl

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I visited Holy land in belleview fl still under construction very nice place to visit here is a photo

Top 60 thrifting blogs on the web

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My blog was selected as one of feedspots top 60 thrifting blogs on the web which is such an honor. If you want to visit other 59 thrifting blogs go to this link   top 60 blogs   Visit my store at  My ebay shop

Is thrifting safe in the age of covid 19

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During this pandemic of covid19 many norms that Americans enjoyed have forever changed such as thrift shopping.  We have to ask the question is it safe to buy thrift preowned items in the age of covid 19.   In my opinion I think it can be safe if we follow the strict cleansing regiment for many of the thrift items that can be washed and disinfected with bleach. There are some items that are preowned might be excluded such as shoes, and undergarments if they can't be washed well. 1.  Some items that can be thrifted is clothing such as jeans, blouses, skirts, dresses, pant suits and any other clothing.  These items should be laundered according to the directions on label and should use detergent that includes clorox to safely launder the clothes. 2. Handbags if they are leather they should be wiped down with a Lysol wipe gently just to disinfect.  Use leather cleaner to clean leather.  If cloth handbags they can be washed in the washing machine. 3. Toys can be washed if plastic

History of homer laughlin virginia rose pattern

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Homer laughlin began in the 1870s  located in East Liverpool Ohio and founded by Homer and Shakespeare Laughlin.  The company originally started as Ohio valley pottery then renamed as Laughlin bros. In 1879 , Shakespeare sold his interest to Homer .  Homer renamed company as Homer Laughlin company and ran it for two decades before selling it to investors which included his former bookkeeper W.E.Wells along with Louis Aaron and his sons in 1897. The new owners moved to Nevell West Virginia in 1907, The factory still operates today as the HCL Inc. Family of companies that includes the Hall China co. Virginia rose was first introduced in 1929 and the line ran from 1932 until 1968.  Virginia rose refers to the name of the shape of the plates rather than a name of a pattern.  The shape of the plate is not round rather it is a molded edge which is a swirl design.  There were four versions of this plate created before the final design was chosen.  The name of the plate was named Virginia ro

Rare jadiete piece sold at auction

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I recently sold a rare Jadeite  piece I didn't know how rare it was.  It was a large 11 inch modern Swedish mixing bowl.  As soon as I placed it on auction got offers on it, I accepted 50.00 on it because it had a small chip and crack on it.  I sold it as is.  This example was very unique sold it for a client.   Here is the photo of mixing bowl