Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Bought $2 Photo From Antique Shop That's Worth Millions.

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Randy Guijarro / Facebook

Over the years, Randy’s home became a labyrinth of items like jewelry, stamps, toys, trading cards, clocks, statues, paintings, comics, books, and coins. To him, these were treasures, but all his family saw was junk. However, Randy managed to scavenge and sell his items, and everything he owned had its personal story. But no one in his life got that. Then, Linda walked into his life.

A Real Job

A Real Job

Randy Guijarro / Facebook

When he met Linda, Randy started to think of his future. With her help, he found a job in Fermont, California. Soon, he realized that he was making more money as a telecommunications technician than selling antiques. Linda never asked him to give up collecting things. But he promised her that he would cut back on collecting once they had moved in together. Then, his old habit reared its ugly head again.

Too Tempting

Too Tempting

Fulton's Folly Antique Collective / Facebook

Randy had no idea what he’d find when he met a friend for coffee at the Fresno Tower District. As he walked casually down the street, he noticed a red brick building belonging to Fulton’s Folly Antique Collective. He promised Linda he wouldn’t buy more collectibles until he sold the stuff stored in their “spare bedroom.” But since it wasn’t busy in there, he figured he could browse for a few minutes and leave. But he never imagined this visit would be life-altering.

Hoarder’s Mecca

Hoarder’s Mecca

Fulton's Folly Antique Collective / Facebook

Randy felt like he had dived into Mary Poppin’s magic bag. There were paintings, jewels, china, pottery, sculptures, radios, records, crystal, prams, dolls, cabinets, armchairs, pianos, figures, baskets, and board games. As he walked down the aisles, Randy realized he had never seen a collection this huge. He inspected a bunch of items, but then he placed them all back after remembering the promise he made. Then, he noticed something by the store’s back door that made his jaw drop.

Piqued Interest

Piqued Interest

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He saw two men shaking hands outside of the shop. Had the item been bought? Randy noticed the men were surrounded by cardboard boxes as he approached them. It appeared to be a blind buy. The store was obviously overstocked and the owner was probably eager to get rid of some of the items immediately. The buyers only had a short window to inspect the items before bidding on them. Randy couldn’t let them leave the shop.

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