Historic 1886 Bible Turns Up At Sequim Thrift Store - July 03, 2012
SEQUIM, WA -- A rare piece of someone's religious family history is on display at a Sequim thrift store. The historic 1886 pictorial family Bible was left in a plastic bag full of donations at the Goodwill store in Sequim. Brandi Donovan, who works online for shopgoodwill.com, found the 126-year-old Parallel Bible while going through donations last month. She tells peninsuladailynews.com it's a once-in-a-lifetime find. Both the cover and the spine of the Bible are broken and there are many loose pages. Inside, a notation says that it had been presented to William H. Duvall from his son in 1887. It also contained a lock of hair and pressed flowers. Donovan estimates the Bible is valued at between 500 and two-thousand dollars, but she would never sell it. Because whoever donated it can't be contacted, the historic Bible is destined for safe keeping at Goodwill headquarters.