Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shocked and Amazed

I admit I am a "junker". . 
Well, the nicer word it I like to find "stuff"
I like to browse thrift stores.
Deseret Industries is my favorite.
I like to go to estate sales, and yard sale.
And NO, I am not a hoarder!
Well, long story short
I came across this 
Chess Set
I bought a couch and love seat from a guy this summer.
When I was in his garage looking at the things he had for sale.
I saw this chess set and ask what he was going to do with it.
He ask me if I wanted it. . He would just give it to me.
I ask where he got it from and he said, it was either Europe or South America
He couldn't remember where.  (He is a professional baseball player)
I thought maybe my grandson would like it, so I took it home.
Oh, good heavens my grandson didn't want it.
If it isn't an electronic game he's not interested.
So I have just had it sitting in my basement.
I decided I would sell it for $50 placed an ad on a local
Antique Web-site. Hmmm, then I thought maybe I should
Check the Internet and see if I could find anything out about
My unusual chess set.
Well. . .this is what I found out!
My Chess Set is worth anywhere from $2000 to $4000!
I about had a heart attack. . .Really? Oh, yes it is real
It is a 1910 Mexican Revolution Stone Hand Carved Chess Set.
My set is the Aztec/Cortes figures.
I am in total amazement. . that I would find something with so much
History and worth so much money.
I know how the Antique Road show guests feel when they are told how
Much their item is worth.
Now the question is. . .Do I Sell It?
Or Do I Keep It and pass it on to my children?
I don't think there is anyone where I live that would realize the value
Or the history behind the Chess Set.
I certainly didn't until I researched it.
So, what do you think?
I know what I think.. . . it is fun to "hunt" for "junk"
You just never know what you are going to find!

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Shabby Creek Cottage/Transformation Thursday