I spied him on the shelf at my local Goodwill. Nothing particularly spectacular about him, but he was from Norway and he was signed. So, home I went and Googled the artist and found a couple of pieces of his work on line. I also found he was created in the 1950s.
I decided to put it on Ebay and see what it did. I bought it for $2.25 so there was little to lose. The owl sold for $58! He jumped from $1.99 to $50 by mid week. Two bidders were duking it out for the high bid.
Just goes to show you there is value in simplicity!