One person’s trash is another treasure: Signed Dali found at Goodwill

Signed Dali at Goodwill: ‘It just showed up in our donation stream’ |

Tacoma Goodwill Industries is auctioning an original, hand-signed etching by Salvador Dali (yes, that Salvador Dali) that happened to appear at the charity chain’s Federal Way store.

“It just showed up in our donation stream,” Goodwill online sales manager Dylan Lippert said.

The print, titled “Reflection” or “Reflections”, had a signature on the front and a certificate of authenticity attached to the back, so it was shown to the store’s manager. It was passed along to online sales, where further investigation revealed it was from from the surrealist artist’s “The Cycles of Life Suite”.

Wonder if the owner just didn’t like it. This is not the first time treasures have shown up donated. It’s a nice bonus for the charity.

  1 comment for “One person’s trash is another treasure: Signed Dali found at Goodwill

  1. One Eyed Jack
    November 20, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    Salvadore Dali is well known for mass producing many of his works. The prints can range from less than a hundred dollars to several thousand depending on the condition, popularity of the print, number printed, and the number of the print within a particular run.

    The story mentions that the print has some damage, but doesn’t detail any of the other factors that affect price. It’s worth noting that the reserve of $999.99 has not been met, so we’re probably looking at a less desirable print.

    The owner may have known the value of the item when dropping it off at Goodwill, but it wasn’t like they were donating an original Picaso oil.

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