1919 oil painting by Norman Rockwell, worth an estimated $500,000 Springfield Oregon
Posted at 7:23 pm by 1909ventilo, on June 7, 2011
By Gia Vang
EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people went Saturday, but only one person ended up tying second place for most valuable find in show history at the Antiques Roadshow at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Appraisers say a gentleman brought a 1919 oil painting by Norman Rockwell, worth an estimated $500,000.
Show producers could not give us a name for the gentleman, but says he is a local to the Eugene area. Experts say they had two other notable finds. A 1935 Birger Sandzin oil on canvas, valued at $40,000 to $60,000. They also discovered an early 20th century Russian imperial officer’s sword, appraised between$75,000 to $100,000.
The most valuable find in Roadshow history is a Chinese Jade Collection discovered in North Carolina in 2010 and valued between $710,000 and $1,070,000.Saturday’s Eugene discovery ties for second place at $500,000 with a Palm Springs discovery from 2009 of a Clyfford Still oil painting.
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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