COMMUNITY RECORDER: Walt Disney autograph brings thrift shop $2,500
The Second Time Around Thrift Shop accepts hundreds of donations of gently used items throughout the year.
“We sort through the donations and price them for $1, $2, $3,” shop volunteer manager Carol Cleves said. It’s pretty routine work and the items are typically nothing out of the ordinary.
However, Cleves came across the donation of a framed picture of Mickey Mouse a few months ago. In the bottom corner of the matte was an autograph addressed to “Bill.”
“It was difficult to make out the signature,” Cleves said. “But I was pretty sure it said, ‘Walt Disney.’”