Sunday, June 23, 2024

Jesus on the half shell


No this isn't a t-shirt design or something I created with Art AI. This is an image of Jesus on a carved Abalone shell I found at Goodwill. It's another one of those mystery pieces I find and can't find anything on the web similar. So how do you sell something like this without having a clue what the price should be.


 This was something that I found at Goodwill a couple of months ago that I also couldn't find on the web. I didn't have a clue what it was. It had no markings on it. It was may four or five inches tall and made out of metal. I guessed it could be pewter. I ended up listing it on ebay as a mystery tower. I thought it might be a rook for a medieval chess set. I had paid maybe $2 for it but I listed it for something like $48 and I'll be damned if someone didn't buy it for that price without any bargaining or questions. That always makes me think I just sold something really valuable for a song. And maybe I did. But the guy did leave positive feedback and he called it a Gaudi Chimney. Antoni Gaudi is a Spanish architect known for his unique approach to architecture. So who knows what the thing was really worth or what it was for.

So maybe Jesus on the half shell is some long lost masterpiece worth millions and I only paid $1.99 for it. Something tells me I may have paid too much.


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