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Non-Fungus What Now?

Everywhere you look it seems there is someone talking about “NFTs”, or saying things about “crypto” and #bitcoin. There have even been some big news stories that made it into the business section of some mainstream news outlets. One such NFT sale was Christies' auction house sale of a Non-Fungible Token piece of digital art by the artist Beeple for a whopping $69 million.

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Urbain Huchet

When this original piece of artwork came into the store I was immediately enamored with it. Who was the artist, what drove him to create it, and how did this magnificent art find its way to me. I see hundreds of items come into the Good Find store, but sometimes one will stoke my curiosity enough to have me sit down and really spend the time researching and scouring the internet trying to find all the little details and provenances of the work. But each time I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn more of the history behind the painting and the nuance of it’s creator.  This time, in the course of my research, I found that little was written...

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Seltmann Weiden

Huh, that is a cool mark. But what do the marks mean? What can I learn about this item from that mark? And who is Seltmann, anyway? I see hundreds of items every week that make me ask questions like this. What is it? Where did it come from? Why do people care? And it is my happy fortune to get to google those items and learn a little bit about history, commerce, industry, and production. Sometimes though, I dig a little deeper to learn just a little bit more about the uncommon gifts, rare collectibles, resale junk and fine art that passes through the doors of Good Find Stores and share it with you in a blog segment I...

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Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson

This portrait is so iconic that most people seeing it will say “yeah, that looks familiar, I have seen her before” but who is she? Why do you recognize her? What did she do to be so famous? I see hundreds of items every week that make me ask those questions. What is it? Where did it come from? Why do people care? And it is my happy fortune to get to google those items and learn a little bit about history, commerce, industry and production. Sometimes though, I dig a little deeper to learn just a little bit more about the uncommon gifts, rare collectibles, resale junk and fine art that passes through the doors of Good Find Stores...

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