What can be found in New York's trash
• What can be found in New York's trash
Let me tell you an amazing story, I witnessed today. So that there is a witness - I participated directly.
So, New York, Manhattan, Upper East Side (one of the most expensive and prestigious areas of the city). A friend of mine who lives nearby, decides in the morning to go to the store to buy milk and bread. It turns out, then, from his apartment building, and is a few blocks sees the trash, standing alone at one of the expensive mansions. He would have passed as they did thousands of other people, if not one but ...
The container is opened (usually closed with a tarpaulin or a film), and the top, mixed with garbage bags and snow lie books. A lot of books. Then he decides to delve into them.
detects that the container are not only books, but also construction debris, furniture and bags with things. All this is covered with a thick layer of snow. Apparently, he's worth more than a day.
After earning a box of books and different garbage, he goes home, where he began to carefully study found.
is one, on the cover of which include a heap of books written, "Michel de Montaigne, Essays Special Edition, 1947 Pictures of the famous American painter Salvador Dali..."
The book is in almost perfect condition, but inside, really, illustrations Dali.
The first page is found the inscription: "This edition is limited to 1000 copies and signed by the artist This is a copy of the 950 number.". And by this the original signature of Dali made fountain pen.
Google search yields the following result: the exact same book under the number 503 and signed by Dali sold for 1525 dollars. Can you imagine! It is clear that here the price is too high and certainly that kind of money is not quickly sell the book, but it is nevertheless clear that it is quite expensive and rare edition. I think that for 500 dollars it will take flight.
After hearing this story, I got into the car and drove to the address location of the container. Digged in there for two hours, we scored four junk box. Paintings, books, letters, clothes and so on. N. Something had to disassemble, but something is still in boxes. Pearls, such as Dali, there was no more, but, nevertheless, I found a lot of interesting historical artifacts. Gained a lot of books, the historical value of which remains to be seen. Something with autographs, but most without.
From the found. Women's underwear. New, with tags. Stockings in the package and not even printed. Year loss to determine, but most of what we dug up was from the period between the forties and sixties.
Books. Alice in Wonderland ('47 edition) book with pictures and stories of John Lennon, Stalin (published 39th).
The Book of Lennon.
From the book of Kipling.
Historical artifacts. From left to right, top to bottom: a folder with zero carbon paper, old photos, scouting report for the UN, flights Western Air Lines, the form of the notification of the hotel France with TWA advertising envelope with telegrams (mostly sent from Cyprus), radiogram RCA.
Such is pomoechka on Manhetetne. And how much goes to landfill ...
Why did it happen? I suppose that someone has died. Most likely the lady whose name is found on a pile of documents and, judging by the address on the envelope, who lived in a house nearby. It is possible that she did not have heirs. New tenants or owners of the building solved all the junk out of the apartment to throw, which hired a company engaged in the removal of debris. Those arrived and stupidly all left in the container. Mexicans working there, and they that Dali did not Dali - absolutely on the drum. They said stand, and they endured. We could only see what lay above. That there is a mountain of garbage and furniture no longer recognizes anyone. It may well be that the book signed by Dali is not the most valuable that lie in the garbage.