What was thought to be thrown away as garbage turned out to be a priceless treasure, became the owner of Rs 1.58 crore!
Do not throw away old things kept in the house just like that. Maybe it will make you rich. Recently, something similar happened with a woman from Britain. Years ago I had bought a painting at a nominal price. It was lying idle in the house. One day the woman felt that this garbage should be thrown away. He shared it on Facebook with the intention of selling it. Then the things that came to light about the painting were surprising. It was revealed that what she was thinking of throwing away was actually worth crores.
According to the report of New York Post, the woman had bought this painting from the thief market of New Hampshire six years ago for only 4 dollars i.e. approximately Rs 332. Then he did not know that one day this painting would make him rich. As soon as it was posted on Facebook, people told that it is a valuable painting. The woman was shocked to know this. Meanwhile, an auction house contacted him and asked him to put the painting up for auction. Then its estimated price was Rs 2 crore. But on September 19, this painting was sold for $191,000 i.e. Rs 1.58 crore.
Know why it got such a price
After all, why did this painting fetch such a high price? How did someone suddenly pay so much money for a painting bought so cheaply? There is a wonderful reason behind this too. Actually, this artwork was created by the famous art guru Newell Converse (N.C.) Wyeth, which was lost a few years ago. Wyeth created it for the 1939 edition of Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1884 novel Ramona. It depicted the relationship between an orphan girl and her stepmother.
people told me it was useless
According to auction house Bonhams Skinner, Massachusetts-born Wyeth created more than 3,000 works of art, most of which were highly regarded. The woman told that when she bought it, people made fun of her. Told what is special in it. That’s why earlier I had installed it in the drawing room, but due to criticism I removed it and kept it inside the house. But when I posted it on Facebook, people said it was valuable and asked me to contact a curator at the Brandywine Museum in Chadds Ford, PA, and a former Wyeth curator in Maine named Lauren Lewis. There it was revealed that it was a historical painting.
This post originally appeared on hindi.news18.com