Significant Objects Give Stories Back to Yard Sale Finds

By: Rachel Bowman - Published: Jul 13, 2009 • References: significantobjects & coolhunting
Significant Objects is on a fast track to becoming one of my favorite things on the Internet. The architects behind Significant Objects, Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn, buy cheap items at yard sales, from cat plates to ceramic hot dogs, and then give the items a back story.

The items bought at yard sales are then put up for sale on eBay with their new stories to see if having a 'history' gives the items more value. The money goes towards the author of the story. Who knew a cat plate could have such a rich (albeit fake) history? Stats for Fake History Auctions Trending: Older & Chilly
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