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adventures in Online Storage Auction
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:49:05 PM »
Ok so I won my second online storage auction


I will going up to pay the lady this afternoon and will take some better pics of what is in the unit.  Wanted to post this as a reference.

Feel free to guess what things are and I will award the players with answers!!!!

On another note I was the highest bidder on a very interesting unit but it was canceled earlier today.

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Re: adventures in Online Storage Auction
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 03:37:56 PM »
You can definitely see 2 maybe 3 times your money, plus whatever can't be seen.

The fabric in the back could be worth some good money but it takes forever to sell.

Re: adventures in Online Storage Auction
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 07:48:12 PM »
It turned out to be an interior designer's unit.  It was to dark by the time I got there to take any good pics but I pulled some items to process at home.  Here is what I got and I could use some help.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10970893903/
Thats a painting I found with the title Brochard Texas 1964 by La Parube a huile
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10970835574/
Then I also got some pillow cases?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10970659555/

There was also a nice dovetailed end table with a drawer that I left in the unit.  Of course all the rolled fabric was there.  I am looking on how to sell the fabric and would love some advice.

Thanks again guys for all your help, this forum has been a god send for me.  Hopefully as I get more experienced in this business I can pay it forward, like you guys.  You really do have to be an expert in my areas to succeed.

Re: adventures in Online Storage Auction
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 12:09:00 PM »
The painting is Rene Brochard.. This could pay for your room ten fold! A French Canadian artist, which would be why the title is in French. This is an absolute score, if you can authenticate it. His popular works sell for about $1,000-$2,500. Signature looks to be right. But you'd be better to take it to a local expert. I'm not sure how his art does in Texas, but the oil rig theme may increase the value of the art.


Re: adventures in Online Storage Auction
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 07:42:14 PM »
The painting is Rene Brochard.. This could pay for your room ten fold! A French Canadian artist, which would be why the title is in French. This is an absolute score, if you can authenticate it. His popular works sell for about $1,000-$2,500. Signature looks to be right. But you'd be better to take it to a local expert. I'm not sure how his art does in Texas, but the oil rig theme may increase the value of the art.


I knew you guys might know, I will be taking it to an art expert Monday.  Thanks so much.  If you are ever in Texas the first ten rounds on me!!!

Re: adventures in Online Storage Auction
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 09:23:28 PM »
Update
Sold the painting for $2500 from a consignment shop that took 20%
Sold the West Elm office set for $250
Still have all the fabric.  Looking for the right place to sell.  There were some beautiful handwoven baskets and hand stitched pillowcases I need to find a good place to sell as well. 

Bought another online unit and was surprised not to find a $2000 painting in it.

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Re: adventures in Online Storage Auction
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 09:32:54 PM »
Sold the painting for $2500 from a consignment shop that took 20%
Sold the West Elm office set for $250

Nice score! Now you only have to buy 50 +/- more units to get that rush again.  :)

Re: adventures in Online Storage Auction
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 08:08:35 AM »
No kidding.  That or get burned a couple on "great looking" units that I will buy for too much.

Re: adventures in Online Storage Auction
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2013, 11:58:48 AM »
It's reaffirming to know that my spot analysis of that painting was at the high end of my estimate! Congratulations!


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