'Antiques Roadshow': Young collector paid $2 for valuable 19th-century item
On "Antiques Roadshow," a young boy brought in a watercolor painting that he paid just two dollars for at a small junk auction in south New Jersey.
Thinking that the painting would maybe worth a hundred or a hundred and fifty dollars, the boy was in for quite a surprise.
APPRAISER: "It would probably sell for between one thousand and one thousand five hundred dollars.
KID: "Woah... phew!
KID: "I think I'm gonna be rich."
The painting was by Albert Neuhuys, a dutch painters born in 1844 who liked depicting family life in his artwork. The appraiser said it was likely painted in the last quarter of the 19th century.
The young boy who bought the painting was one of the youngest collectors the appraiser had seen. And not only did he collect artwork, but he also enjoyed buying other items like glass and sterling silver, from junk auctions and then selling those pieces online.