'Antiques Roadshow': $100,000 find in grandma's basement

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'Antiques Roadshow': Woman Stumbled Upon $100,000 in Grandma's Basement

On 'Antiques Roadshow,' a woman stumbled upon a piece of American history while cleaning out her grandma's basement.

About 35 years ago, a photo album turned up in her grandma's basement -- and inside were signed photographs of Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet near the end of Lincoln's presidency.

Appraiser Wes Cowan said: 'Abraham Lincoln has always been collectable, his autograph has always been collectable. He signed very, very few photographs. They come up for sale every once in awhile, a signed Abraham Lincoln carte de visite.'

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'Antiques Roadshow': $100,000 find in grandma's basement
 'Abraham Lincoln has always been collectable, his autograph has always been collectable. He signed very, very few photographs. They come up for sale every once in awhile, a signed Abraham Lincoln carte de visite.' - Appraiser Wes Cowan
This album would be worth between $75,000 and $100,000 at auction.
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He said the album would be worth between $75,000 and $100,000 at auction. Cowan said that in his 20-plus years on the job, he had never seen an album featuring a president and his full cabinet with every single picture signed. The woman couldn't help but smile at the news.

The appraisal seemed to be right on the money -- there are a few signed Lincoln pictures up for auction on eBay right now going for about that much.
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