Spin Magazine recently reported that a piece of amazing music memorabilia found its way onto PBS' Antiques Roadshow. According to Spin, a collector from Detroit bought some records at an estate sale and found Marvin Gaye's passport from 1964!
The collector recounted the incredible find on the February 3rd episode of Roadshow, "When I got home, I was going through them and out of an album fell this passport. And so it literally fell into my hands."
Although this find is crazy in itself, the crazier part is the price the passport goes for. Being that Marvin Gaye memorabilia is not a common find, the price is incredible for this tiny piece from his life. According to appraiser Laura Woolley, the collector should allow for at least $20,000 worth of insurance on the passport. The collector was shocked, commenting, "Wow. I never would have thought. I mean, I'm just shocked. I mean…wow. Oh gosh, thank you."
I guess we all will have to start visiting garage + estate sales in hopes of scoring our own $20,000 find.
Source: Spin.com + PBS.org