Is this unusual? Yes. 99.99% of stuff found at yard sales etc. are worth exactly as advertised. Nonetheless, you can still score by selling your stuff, even if it’s not five figures.
A 6-inch Chinese porcelain bowl that was bought for $35 at a Connecticut yard sale was sold at auction Wednesday for a staggering $721,800, which includes a buyer’s premium.
It was expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000 at Sotheby’s on the Upper East Side. The hammer price, which does not include the buyer’s premium and overhead premium, was $580,000.
The name of the winning bidder in the Sotheby’s Auction of Important Chinese Art auction is private.
The Ming Dynasty-era bowl — one of only seven such items to exist in the world — was made in the shape of a lotus bud or chicken heart and dates back to the Yongle emperor in the 15th century…