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>>FROM YESTERYEAR'S TREASURES TO YESTERDAY'S GARBAGE, THERE'S A PLACE AND A PRICE FOR EVERYTHING. WHAT ARE YOU COLLECTING?

When Sharon Balkowitsch sold antiques from a stall in Bismarck, N.D., she was a victim of geography. There were few buyers in her hometown of 54,000, and prices were low. She started putting her wares up for auction on eBay last year and suddenly found herself part of the global marketplace. An Art Deco ashtray she bought for $20 was bid up quickly--and sold for $290. A vase she got for $5 went to a California buyer--for $585. She even sold an old tractor online--for $2,300, to a priest from New York. Checks have been pouring in from as far away...

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