Second Gold Mine

I have had such great feedback in only a matter of hours from my original post (likely because I pushed the crap out of it on social and to my friends) but I wanted to quickly pump out a second post!

beautiful railingMy second most prized gold mine came just under a year later from my first. As again, you can tell from my photo exactly what that treasure is. What’s interesting is that it wasn’t something very expensive, especially used. It was however something I thought would look incredible in my own home. And that’s a big part of this. If I can break even or profit PLUS find something I love for myself then I’m winning, every time.

What you’re looking at is a nice glass railing that actually wraps around my stairs from the main floor to the second story. It’s incredible how it looks after washing it down for only 15 minutes. These are the kinds of finds that I love and want to keep for myself. Let me know if you ever found something great, and held onto it for you! Contact me through this page to get in touch!

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First Gold Mine

I wanted to start off my first post by taking it back almost 7 years ago today and gold coinsexplaining the story of my first auction. It was quite literally a gold mine.

Has your eyes already drifted to the side? Not to worry, mine did too when I first got a look at this. Funny story though; there were seven of us at this lot that could bid on it. Only two of us expressed any interest, everyone saw these guys at the back of the locker but thought it was a) either pennies or b) coin collection. Based on the potential that it was a coin collection the other person thought there might be some value, but wasn’t willing to take it to a $1,000 on a hunch. I however recognized the shimmer, I knew they at least had to be gold plated. To my pleasant surprise, it was almost an ounce of gold coins, at the time floating around $14,000 / oz. Not a bad return on $1,000! Needless to say it was a fantastic first find and got be hooked for life.

Unfortunately I have yet to get that kind of return (especially in absolute) on any other storage locker since. I did once pay $39 and got almost $500 worth from sales, but while that’s a great percentage, it doesn’t sound quite as nice as a $13,000 profit!