Rare Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Found

It is every thrifter's dream and yes, thrifter is a word these days whether or not it would appear in the dictionary. That dream, to find a super-rare item when shopping or thrifiting, as it is also called.

I remember reading of a famous picture being thrown out with the garbage one time. Another time it was an old Picasso painting unearthed in the art section of a thrift store.  Fascinating subject matter for me because of the often interesting historical topics, because of the good fortune of someone actually finding these artifacts before they were lost and possibly destroyed forever and because I am still waiting for my big find!

This week I read with interest a story from the Ottawa Citizen titled, "Trip to thrift shop turns up copy of rare King speech." Marthin Luther King Jr., that is.

Imagine, if you will. A lady picked from a pile of vintage reel-to-reel tapes a mouldy and torn item that housed the only known copy of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech given at Arizona State University and at a Phoenix church in June of 1964. How cool is that?

The finder was naturally very thrilled with her rare find, definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and has since given the tape to the school.  If you are interested, I have read that you can listen to the sound portion of this hour-long speech on Arizona State University's website until June 30, 2014. However, my computer crashed twice this morning when attempting to find a link to the speech on the ASU website so I am unable to provide it for you.

I can, however, offer you these other interesting signed Martin Luther King Jr. items to look at, all of which are available on eBay right now. You can scroll through them by clicking through the arrow on the right.  There are quite a few very interesting listings and I suppose a careful reading of the items might reveal where these treasures were found...




You never know what treasures
I might have in store for you!
Brenda

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