Richlands, NC resident Chris Peacock never imagined that he would have the opportunity to buy a bedroom suite from his childhood home. However, after seeing an online auction based in GA that became a reality.
When Chris's parents sold the home years ago, they sold the late 1800s oak bedroom suite with the house. Chris remembered that if there was anything that he would like to have had from the home, that would have been it. Chris was alerted that the current owners of the home were retiring to the beach and that they had chosen to sell the personal property contents at auction. He knew that was his chance. Being an online auction, he was able to bid from his current home 370 miles away. As the auction closed, Chris was the winning bidder on the three pieces that he longed for and made plans to drive down and pick them up.
But there were two more items that grabbed his attention as well. Two street signs, Lewis and Church. You see, in a moment of youthful indiscretion, (we'll just call it boys being boys) Chris and his two older brothers stole those street signs that sat on the corner where the house was located. They stashed them in an old shed out back and that's where they stayed for 40+ years. When preparing the auction, I dug them out thinking that selling them separately would make a few more dollars for my sellers. You can imagine Chris's surprise when he saw them in the catalog. He recognized them immediately and he bought them!
The happiness was evident when Chris came to pick up his items. Check out the video below:
This is a great example of why I love my career. No two days are the same. The people and the stories are absolute treasures. I had the chance to meet almost the entire Peacock family that day. The memories they shared and the stories they told were special. Now, they have a bedroom suit and some hot street signs to accompany the memories.
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