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I Think I’ll Go To A Few Garage Sales This Weekend

Rick Norsigian’s hobby of picking through piles of unwanted items at garage sales in search of antiques has paid off for the Fresno, California, painter.Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 — negotiated down from $70 — are now estimated to be worth at least $200 million, according to a Beverly Hills art appraiser.

Those boxes contained 65 glass negatives created by famed nature photographer Ansel Adams in the early period of his career. Experts believed the negatives were destroyed in a 1937 darkroom fire that destroyed 5,000 plates.

via  garage sale negatives worth $200 million – CNN.com.

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July 27, 2010 - Posted by | Art for sure, Photos |

1 Comment

  1. I saw this story on CNN this morning and my jaw dropped! What a lucky guy!

    Comment by Super Girl Sarah | July 27, 2010


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