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    Garage Sale photos Worth $200 million

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    Re: Garage Sale photos Worth $200 million

    Wow. Amazing find.

    Always enjoyed his work - the stunning contrast within his images.

    Imagine seeing the face of the person who sold a "once-in-a-lifetime" find like this when they first read the story or see it on the news.



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    Re: Garage Sale photos Worth $200 million

    Wow, that's like winning the lottery.



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    Re: Garage Sale photos Worth $200 million

    Quote Originally Posted by asmosis View Post
    Wow. Amazing find.

    Always enjoyed his work - the stunning contrast within his images.

    Imagine seeing the face of the person who sold a "once-in-a-lifetime" find like this when they first read the story or see it on the news.
    It sounded like the guy who bought the photos at a garage sale tried to contact the original owner but couldn't. I can only imagine he wanted to contact the person to maybe contribute more than the $45 originally paid.


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    Re: Garage Sale photos Worth $200 million

    wonder what pawn stars would offer the person for it?



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    Re: Garage Sale photos Worth $200 million

    Just talked to my sister about this. She's the manager of the Ansel Adams Art Gallery. Said that they had calls today from CNN, NBC, ABC, etc asking for a statement on the situation, but she was instructed by the board of trustees to forward them to Ansel's grandson for comment.

    She also said that since the story came out, she has fielded a ton of calls from other people claiming to be in possession of similar negatives and wanting money for them. She got a call from a guy in Texas willing to part with his original, Ansel Adams photos of Paris, France for a mere $100,000.


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    Re: Garage Sale photos Worth $200 million

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Just talked to my sister about this. She's the manager of the Ansel Adams Art Gallery. Said that they had calls today from CNN, NBC, ABC, etc asking for a statement on the situation, but she was instructed by the board of trustees to forward them to Ansel's grandson for comment.

    She also said that since the story came out, she has fielded a ton of calls from other people claiming to be in possession of similar negatives and wanting money for them. She got a call from a guy in Texas willing to part with his original, Ansel Adams photos of Paris, France for a mere $100,000.
    He is apparently skeptical.

    Alleged Ansel Adams Photos Found at Garage Sale: Treasure Trove, or a Pile of Glass? - WSJ.com

    But Matthew Adams, the artist's grandson, who runs the Ansel Adams Gallery, said in an interview Tuesday that he remains "skeptical."

    "All of the evidence presented is circumstantial at best," Mr. Adams added in a lengthy statement, calling that evidence little more than "hopeful supposition." He called the $200 million figure "ludicrous."

    Mr. Adams said that one area of discrepancy emerges from misspellings on many of labels, presumably written by Virginia, who lived in Yosemite for much of her life. Mr. Adams said he was surprised that, after so many years in the region, she would misspell names such as Bridalveil, one of the most prominent waterfalls in the Yosemite Valley. . . .
    Cool that your sister is involved in this.



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    Re: Garage Sale photos Worth $200 million

    I see the original link contains similar comments.



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    Re: Garage Sale photos Worth $200 million

    Suck it American Pickers.



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