'Antiques Roadshow:' 'Gone With The Wind' copy bought for $2K was a fake
On 'Antiques Roadshow,' a man who had purchased what he thought was a rare, autographed copy of 'Gone With The Wind' for thousands of dollars found out he had been totally ripped off.
"This isn't Margaret Mitchell's handwriting. It's a later edition, would only be worth itself as a reading copy, and would be worth about $5 or $10 in a bookstore or a secondhand bookstore."
That poor guy said he bought the third edition copy at an estate sale, where the sellers told him the book was signed by the author to Rosie, a friend and neighbor.
He ended up forking over $2,000 for it.
But unfortunately, the appraiser and his colleagues discovered the handwriting inside the book wasn't Margaret Mitchell's because she rarely ever gave autographs and, when she did, she used a thicker pen.
We couldn't help but feel terrible for the book's owner, who definitely seemed disappointed when he learned its actual, much lower value.
And fans on Twitter felt just as bad, with one remarking his electronic version of the book was worth more.
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