One Goodwill donation comes with a heavy price tag

Maria Rivera discovered a painting by Giovanni Battista Torriglia at the Goodwill drop-off center in Manassas. The painting is worth $12,000 and will be auctioned off.
The painting is by Giovanni Battista Torriglia, a 19th-century painter, whose works fetch six-figure auction bids. (
A screenshot of the painting's auction page.
Goodwill employee Maria Rivera sees all sorts of donations - ranging from fascinating to bizarre - dropped off at the location's donation center.
In a store known for carrying most any household item, a painting recently caught Maria Rivera's attention.

Andrew Mollenbeck,


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