LOMA LINDA (CBSLA.com) — A Loma Linda man is desperate to buy back his late mother’s jewelry, after accidentally selling several pieces at a garage sale for a fraction of their worth.
A box of irreplaceable family jewelry left behind by Bill Utt’s mother, who died unexpectedly at 68, was mistakenly sold at his garage sale Sunday. The price for the box? $5.
The jewelry, some of which is more than 100 years old, was given to Utt’s mother by her father. They include earrings, pendants and a few pieces of distinctive ribbon jewelry.
“It was just a mistake. I didn’t mean to sell it,” Utt said.
Utt originally advertised his garage sale on Craigslist, so he’s back on the site with a new ad, asking the woman who bought the box to come forward. Utt said she will get her $5 back, plus a reward.