‘Very unusual’ find: Priceless relic from Founding Father discovered at thrift store

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A piece of former President George Washington's tent on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. (Courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution)
A piece of former President George Washington’s tent on display at the Museum of the American Revolution. (Courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution)

(WHYY) — Goodwill is not just a chain of thrift stores, but an online auction site of oddities.

The select donated items up for bid are often not dissimilar from the random things you might find in a brick-and-mortar Goodwill store, like a rhinestone clutch bag from The Limited ($7.50), an oversized belt buckle from the Society of Explosives Engineers ($9.99), or a certified authentic Thomas Kinkade painting of a scene from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ($41.00).

Richard “Dana” Moore is used to digging. The amateur collector hunts for historic military artifacts online and in the field with a metal detector. When he has a feeling he is getting close to something, he listens to his gut.

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