MANCHESTER, CT (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is a piece of sheet metal worth $1500? It is to GoldenPalace.com, especially when it bears the image of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Hardy’s Hardware employee Thomas Haley was unloading supplies when he had to do a double-take at a particular piece of sheet metal because he saw a face staring back at him.

Hardy’s Hardware employee Thomas Haley was unloading supplies when he had to do a double-take at a particular piece of sheet metal because he saw a face staring back at him.

*(Photo Caption: Sheet metal with the image of Jesus, bought by GoldenPalace.com.)

Haley was shocked at what appeared to be the image of Christ and, when the sheet is turned upside-down, the image of the nativity scene complete with the Virgin Mary as well. Haley and his friend Jonathan Jackson showed the sheet to some friends who agreed there was a face visible, although some saw Jim Morrison instead.

“I mean, it hasn’t done anything miraculous as of yet, but seeing it is kind of groovy,” said Haley, 23. “Just seeing it brightens people’s day.”

Haley decided to sell it on eBay, where it received over 120,000 page visits, and was eventually bought by GoldenPalace.com for $1500.

GoldenPalace.com has created an entire marketing campaign around buying unusual eBay items, several with religious overtones. Items like the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Holy Pierogi, and Divine Pretzel have become bona-fide pieces of American pop-culture.

“There is no doubt that an image of a face appears in this item,” said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. “Whether it’s Jesus, Jim Morrison, or anyone else is in the eye of the beholder. This item has definitely sparked interest and debate however. It will make a great addition to the collection of religious items we will be taking on tour later this year. People will see and decide for themselves.”

Setting the standard in marketing creativity, GoldenPalace.com has devised some of the most exciting and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past few years. Recently, items such as the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Britney Spears’ Pregnancy Test, and Pope Benedict XVI’s previously-owned VW Golf have garnered extensive worldwide media attention for the casino.

More information: http://www.GoldenPalace.com

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Original Story ID: (1406) :: 2006-03-0309-004

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