Alexander Calder ‘Red Nose’ Lithograph Worth $9K Sold For $12

Garrett Montgomery | December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More

The saying is certainly true that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

In case you were unaware of it your local Goodwill is full of objects to make you rich.

Karen Mallet recently purchased a lithograph at a thrift store for 12 bucks only to learn that it is valued at almost $10k.

The Milwaukee woman purchased the piece because it was called “Red Nose” and she assumed it had something to do with Rudolph the red nose reindeer.

Mallet who is a media relations specialist for Georgetown University spotted Calder’s signature under the black/white and red print and googled it.

She learned that it was a lithograph by American artist and sculptor Alexander Calder that was done in 1969 worth over $9,000 but has no intention of selling because she has fallen in love with it.

Lauren Lawson-Zilai, a spokeswoman for Goodwill revealed that very often bargain shoppers stumble on great wealth while attempting to get a deal on few old knives:

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