By Emily Sachs, Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - Cast-off clothes, books and knickknacks can earn a princely sum for charity especially when the clothes are designer, the books are rare, and the knickknacks collectible.
Goodwill has taken resale retail to lucrative levels with its online auction, ShopGoodwill.com, which in Southern California nets some $25,000 a month in sales, the second highest in the country, according to estimates.
Recent auction items have included a photo album of century-old original images of Los Angeles, a 200-year-old painting, and carefully collected designer Barbie dolls. The near-steals are even more impressive a Bulova watch for $6, a rabbit fur coat for $12, and a Versace tie for $21."