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$200 Million worth of Ansel Adams glass negatives found at garage sale for $45

 
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Jul 30, 2010 21:42 |  #46

I bet Adams' foundation sues the appraiser for something or another. :) In one of the news items I read that in what Adams has in the foundation he set up are 40,000 "unknown negatives" which I take to be like his "not so great" pics that he didn't want gettin into the hands of a garage sale buyer. But then why didn't he like just destroy his bad negatives?




  
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Jul 31, 2010 00:29 |  #47

Fast Fredy wrote in post #10634507 (external link)
I bet Adams' foundation sues the appraiser for something or another. :) In one of the news items I read that in what Adams has in the foundation he set up are 40,000 "unknown negatives" which I take to be like his "not so great" pics that he didn't want gettin into the hands of a garage sale buyer. But then why didn't he like just destroy his bad negatives?

If a lawsuit doesn't come out of this it will be well... almost un-american. The unknown negatives are likely to be his commercial work. The nature photographs he is known for were more personal projects than his normal business. These alleged Adams' plates are according to the legend worked up by the garage sale buyer's experts plates that escaped a fire in his studio.


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Jul 31, 2010 19:15 |  #48

breal101 wrote in post #10635295 (external link)
If a lawsuit doesn't come out of this it will be well... almost un-american. The unknown negatives are likely to be his commercial work. The nature photographs he is known for were more personal projects than his normal business. These alleged Adams' plates are according to the legend worked up by the garage sale buyer's experts plates that escaped a fire in his studio.

Not anymore. Theres a new report that an old woman's uncle earl took the photographs cause she has one of the same photos framed on her wall with only cloud positions different and under like identical lighting conditions.




  
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Jul 31, 2010 19:29 as a reply to  @ post 10612509 |  #49

wow. Gotta start visiting garage sales and bring them to work and have it appraised (work at Bonhams & Butterfields Auction House). Someone always hit gold now and then at garage sales.




  
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Aug 01, 2010 14:24 as a reply to  @ raiyo's post |  #50

Perhaps these will turn up on the show "Pawn Stars" and Rick offers up a mere $1000 for the whole collection of negatives.


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Aug 05, 2010 16:15 |  #51

wow just unbelieveable!


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Aug 05, 2010 16:32 |  #52

I bet the 'experts' who confirmed them as being Ansel Adams originals feel rather stupid now! :lol:

I wonder what percentage of the proceeds they were promised in return for the appropriate finding.

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Aug 05, 2010 18:20 |  #53

Fast Fredy wrote in post #10638950 (external link)
Not anymore. Theres a new report that an old woman's uncle earl took the photographs cause she has one of the same photos framed on her wall with only cloud positions different and under like identical lighting conditions.

They are Earl Adams originals?! good enough for Antiques Roadshow?


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Aug 05, 2010 18:39 |  #54

I26 wrote in post #10642410 (external link)
Perhaps these will turn up on the show "Pawn Stars" and Rick offers up a mere $1000 for the whole collection of negatives.

"American Pickers" should have found them, then went and pawned them on "Pawn Stars"... hahaha


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Aug 06, 2010 00:43 |  #55

About Uncle Earl's apparent involvement...

http://www.petapixel.c​om …ystery-apparently-solved/ (external link)


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Aug 06, 2010 06:30 |  #56

Nice link Wilt. When you scroll over the pic, it is almost 100% identical to the "Adams" (excluding for cloud movement which looks like it might have been 1 min later as the basic cloud formations are basically the same!)


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Aug 06, 2010 09:51 |  #57

The so-called 'experts' who declared the authenticity of the glass plates coming from Adams, while other true experts refused to authenticate them due to uncertainties, are apparently not so expert at all. They deserve the fall in prestige due to their ill-substantiated boasts.


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