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$3 Goodwill Store Purchase of Flemish Painting Earns 81 year old $190K At Auction

This story goes to show that persistence pays off and it paid off very well for this retired antique dealer from South Carolina. His watchful eye earned him a huge payday.

A year and a half ago, an 81-year-old man stopped by a Goodwill store in Anderson County, SC., and bought a painting for $3. Last week, he sold it for $190,000.
The man, who only wants to be known by his middle name 'Leroy', told that he only bought the painting because he thought it might be worth "$100 or a couple hundred on the Internet". His daughter-in-law, however, thought the painting might be worth a little more. She visited the Antiques Roadshow and got an initial appraisal of $20,000 to $30,000.
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