A Canadian painting bought in Northland earlier this year at a jumble sale for $5 has sold at auction in Hamilton for $51,000.
The watercolour of a river scene is by a leading Canadian artist, Lawren Harris, who died in 1970. It is thought to have been painted between 1920 and 1941.
It was purchased by four women who each put in $1.25.
After spirited bidding, the painting was sold on Monday evening to a phone bidder, thought to have been from overseas.