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Class ring lost 32 years ago found for sale on eBay

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Maine man who lost his high school class ring in 1989 was reunited with the long-lost object after it was spotted for sale on eBay.

Richard Skinner of Meddybemps said he lost his class ring from Woodland High School in Baileyville less than a year after his 1989 graduation.

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"It was on my finger one day and we were running around out goofing around somewhere and I noticed it missing," Skinner told WCSH-TV.

Skinner said he never knew what happened to his ring, until someone from the Woodland High School alumni page on Facebook revealed an anonymous woman had spotted a 1989 Woodland class ring for sale on eBay.

Sarah Craighead Dedman, an editor with the Machias Valley News Observer, contacted Goodwill Northern New England, which was selling the ring on eBay, to tell them about the ring's owner.

The eBay listing was voluntarily removed and the ring was returned to Skinner.

"It's really rare we can reunite an item like this with a person," said Heather Steeves, spokeswoman for Goodwill Northern New England. "There are thousands of donations and we're just so happy that we can do the right thing and get it to him."

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Skinner said the ring's return comes as his daughter is preparing to graduate later this year from Woodland High School.

"The ring means a lot to me because my mother purchased it for me my senior year and passed away of bone cancer two years later so I am glad to have it back," he said.

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