It is well known by Alcoholics Anonymous Historians, AA memorabilia collectors, Art Dealers and collectors of early AA history, that anything even remotely tied to Bill Wilson is worth a lot of money. On June 21,2007 the original draft of the first manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous was sold at Sotheby's in New York for a hammer price of $850,000 which after fee's cost $992,000. In June of 2004, the same manuscript sold for a hammer price of $1,400,000 for a total cost of $1,576,000 (item# N08006 in Lot 330). The manuscript is now owned by Hazelden, which currently sells copies at extravagant prices to the fellowship.
The Ouija Board used by Bill Wilson to channel Boniface and help him write the "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions" has not been identified, and the original board, or one he subsequently used may be valued much more at auction. Bill Wilson's Ouija Board after all was used to write a book that is used by millions of people to sell Alcoholics Anonymous literature to those who have not yet joined.
The treasure hunt for a Ouija board that was owned or used by Bill Wilson can not only be very fun, but also very profitable. One Prime hunting spot for one of Bill Wilson's Ouija Boards would be Westchester New York, the site of Stepping Stones and the "Spook Room" where he practiced this black art. Did Bill W visit anyone else in the area and perhaps use their Ouija Board? Did the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous give anyone a present of a Ouija Board?
Another prime hunting ground for a Ouija Board used by Bill Wilson would be the near the Bill Wilson House in East Dorset, Vermont, his birth and burial place. He may have used someone's Ouija Board while staying in room 9 of the shrine, museum and library that has been constructed in his honor and now used to teach the 12 Steps to both AA and Al-anon members.
The treasure hunt could be worth millions if a Ouija Board used by Bill Wilson is found and sold to the highest bidder at someplace like Sotheby's. Expect Alcoholics Aficionados and members of the black art of channeling to bid fiercely. To help you in identifying a Ouija Board of the correct period, the Museum of Talking Boards is available online with pictures and history of the tool that Bill Wilson used to form Alcoholics Anonymous.