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'Antiques Roadshow': Woman can't believe heirloom's value

'Antiques Roadshow': Woman Can't Believe Heirloom's Value

On "Antiques Roadshow," a woman brought in an oil painting that had been in her family since the 1920s.


It was by Leon Gaspard, and the last time the woman had it appraised was in the 1960s, she assumed it was worth about the same today -- $10,000. But she was in for a shock when she found out it was worth more than seven times that at $75,000.

"What? Seriously? Oh my gosh... now, that is a surprise. That is a wonderful surprise!"

Obviously, she was pleased to find out the oil painting was worth much more than she thought. Gaspard was a Russian-born painter who had a love of foreign cultures and a desire to document them artistically -- and because of his work, he became well known and financially successful.

But it turns out, that painting is on the cheaper end for a Gaspard -- in the last 10 years, his paintings have sold for as much as $2 million!

For those who can't afford the original artwork, there is a cheaper alternative -- posters and reproductions of the Gaspard's work are for sale online.

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Mike April 15 2014 at 7:08 AM

It's scary to think what priceless treasures are lurking in trailer parks across America.

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karaokecdgs Mike April 15 2014 at 7:45 AM

Mike, start looking arround your trailer , you may get lucky. Also just a friendly reminder , put your teeth in before you start looking so you do not step on them

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Mike karaokecdgs April 15 2014 at 9:21 AM

Got no teeth. I sold them to invest in a genuine painting called "Dogs Playing Poker" which I also use to cover a hole in the side of the trailer.

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cvanac8550 karaokecdgs April 15 2014 at 10:19 AM

you guys are funny.....

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ZIDERZ00Z April 15 2014 at 11:34 AM

bobcornerstone, there are art collectors and gallery owners that watch this show , so yes there are people who will write that check , and quicker than you think.

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kimcrdr April 15 2014 at 12:26 PM

I love this show, Congrats to this lady I'm sure she is very happy!!

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126804979 April 15 2014 at 8:05 PM

I have a period painting of Napoleon at the Surrender of Ulm. I don't care what it is worth -- I won't Bonaparte with it:-)

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aces April 15 2014 at 8:25 PM

SHE HAD IT APPRAISED IN THE SIXTIES FOR TEN G , I MEAN WTF A NICE HOUSE WAS 20 G AND GAS WAS 20 CENTS A GAL ITS REALLY JUST ABOUT RIGHT, .....

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chuck April 15 2014 at 9:04 PM

i have an old picture of me holding a phone. you know the one that you put the reciever to your ear and talk into the stand part? whats that worth? oh maybe a doller?

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pdbliz April 15 2014 at 11:00 PM

Try selling it.!!!!!!!

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pdbliz April 15 2014 at 11:01 PM

My wifes aunt has been on the show,,,,it is just a show,,,nothing more,,,like Pawn Stars and the other reality shows...

RATINGS.!!!!!

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addresses2me April 15 2014 at 11:46 PM

I say it is more likely that it may be "valued" at $$$$$ for those that want it, but is actually only worth what one is willing to pay for it. I personally would not give a plugged nickel for most of the so called "antiques" displayed on this farce of a show.

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bobcornerstone April 15 2014 at 10:42 AM

My next question would have been............ is there anyone here that can write that check?

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