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What have you found at DI?

What have you found at DI?


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You never know what you'll find at DI, or Savers, or any such thrift store. We did a story this morning based on an Associated Press article by Jennifer Dobner, about a St George man who found some rare FLDS books at DI. Book collectors say they are rare because such writings are only circulated internally through the FLDS Church. Some say they could be worth thousands of dollars. I talked to Ken Sanders, who owns a rare books store in SLC. He said they are worth whatever someone will pay for them, because only a small market of people are interested in such a find. He read through the books, and said they were kind of boring. But curators of libraries at the U of U and BYU told the AP they would love to own such books.

I know "Antiques Roadshow" and other things often find huge values in small things that people find in thrift stores, attics, and yard sales. But I've never found anything that valuable! Unless you count the grey skirt I bought for five dollars that I wore for years. I always got compliments on it. Then there was the copy of Jane Eyre for 50 cents. It saved me several dollars when I had to read it in college. Plus it's a nice book to have in your personal library.

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