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Donated Painting Fetches $165,000

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Somewhere in America, a charitable donor is either very satisfied, or very sad. The anonymous person dropped off a painting at Goodwill. The charity in Portland, Ore., discovered that it was a watercolor from 1923. It was painted by the American impressionist Frank Weston. And they've now sold it for more than $165,000. A Goodwill spokesman says they have no idea if the donor knows the painting's true value.

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Somewhere in America, a charitable donor is either very satisfied or very sad. The anonymous person dropped off a painting at Goodwill. The charity in Portland, Oregon, discovered that it was a watercolor from 1923. It was painted by the American impressionist Frank Weston and they've now sold it for more than $165,000. A Goodwill spokesman says they have no idea if the donor knows that the painting was really that valuable.

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