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One Red Paperclip

Project duration: 2005-2006 Total barters: 14

It’s a crazy story. The one red paperclip website recounts the tale of how a Canadian man embarked on a journey to see what he could get by trading a red paperclip. The first barter was for a fish shaped pen, and through 13 more trades over the course of a year, he secured himself a house.