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

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'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.
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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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