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'Antiques Roadshow': Man had $250,000 hanging in his living room

'Antiques Roadshow': Man Had Piece Of American Art History In Living Room

'Antiques Roadshow' was back in Boise, Idaho. One hopeful man brought in a family heirloom he knew very little about: an etching he had inherited from his grandfather.

It turned out the etching was by one of the most famous American painter and printmakers, Edward Hopper. His works are coveted across the globe, so it's no surprise that the signed print, known as 'The Catboat,' was worth a whopping $250,000.

The appraiser said this print is very rare, as only about 25 exist.

The man's reaction? 'That's more money than belongs in my living room, I think!'

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thehurteaus January 14 2014 at 1:47 PM

How wonderful for him. Love Antiques Roadshow. You never know what you have in your house.
Sheila Hurteau

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Diamond Dogg January 14 2014 at 12:53 PM

God bless Ben Poser.

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ssass3101 January 14 2014 at 12:35 PM

I hate to watch the show as it makes me very upset at the things my family have thrown out over the years

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wendellholloway ssass3101 January 14 2014 at 12:42 PM

yeah, I use my remote quite a lot with shows I hate to watch

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James wendellholloway January 14 2014 at 1:08 PM

I don't think ssass3101 meant it that way. I love watching the show, but I get frustrated (hate) to think of the things in my family that were gotten rid of.

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tdiplaci January 14 2014 at 12:35 PM

I loved the show where a kid brought in a dining room chair that is buddy gave him in payment for 750.00 that he owed. Turns out the chair was worth 45,000 bucks!! That is some expensive seating.

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TK Steelies tdiplaci January 14 2014 at 12:37 PM

That is pretty awesome, although I'm not sure I'd be happy accepting a dining room chair as payment, instead of $750.

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orourke472 January 14 2014 at 12:33 PM

Regarding the photo of the man holding the duck, isn't it "Marx Brothers"?

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T Rock orourke472 January 14 2014 at 12:38 PM

It looks like groucho

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kimcrdr January 14 2014 at 12:27 PM

I love watching this show, Congrats to him, I'm sure the value of the etching blew him away!!

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James kimcrdr January 14 2014 at 1:11 PM

I loved his comment. I have recently started disposing of some art work I have that is TOO expensive to be hanging on my walls. I have had expert reproductions made and sold the originals and put the money to good use. I still enjoy looking at them, don't really care if they are the originals at this point in life.

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Rafik January 14 2014 at 12:19 PM

Good for them. A find of a century... Hopper is one of my favorite artists!

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muzzie123 January 14 2014 at 12:14 PM

I have a William J. King 1836 oil painting , would love to know the value, just don't know who to ask.. Been in my possession since 60s.

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Nuclear Mind muzzie123 January 14 2014 at 12:26 PM

Here is a rough idea for you - same painter - era - sold in 2009 for approx 900.00$ US but your painting could be radically worth more or less or much more, depending on so many variables - still - it is a start... must be nice...

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James Nuclear Mind January 14 2014 at 1:13 PM

Good advice.

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joethightwad muzzie123 January 14 2014 at 12:56 PM

Search either the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) or the Appraisers Association of America (AAA) for someone local with experience in old American oil paintings. Be prepared to pay a couple hundred bucks for the service.

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Kate joethightwad January 14 2014 at 2:33 PM

I agree. I always recommend ASA because they are the real deal, and will not scam you in any way. They are not cheap, but well worth it if you have something of value.

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Glenn January 14 2014 at 5:00 PM

Also, there are so many articles I read that I would want to comment on. But, I will not join Facebook for any reason!

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mackerace January 14 2014 at 5:11 PM

Is that Clint Eastwood

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