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Ansel Adams negatives found.
« on: July 27, 2010, 11:53:39 pm »
Rick Norsigian's hobby of picking through piles of unwanted items at garage sales in search of antiques has paid off for the Fresno, California, painter.

Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 -- negotiated down from $70 -- are now estimated to be worth at least $200 million, according to a Beverly Hills art appraiser.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/07/27/ansel.adams.discovery/index.html

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 01:52:52 am »
That's pretty cool.

I'm not quite sure if they are actually worth $200 million dollars (seems a bit much for 65 90-year old fire damaged glass negatives), but it's neat when something of our cultural heritage that we thought was lost forever is uncovered in an unlikely place.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 02:05:39 am »
According to all reliable sources they are at least worth $ 200 MILLION. And, yes it is a great piece of formerly thought to be lost Americana.

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 02:16:00 am »
Something of worth coming out of Fresno finally!

Seriously, though, that's really cool!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 05:08:18 pm »
Something of worth coming out of Fresno finally!

Seriously, though, that's really cool!

Ha!  Yes, THIS!  Fresno = the armpit of ALL California.

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 06:22:27 pm »
According to all reliable sources they are at least worth $ 200 MILLION. And, yes it is a great piece of formerly thought to be lost Americana.

No, I mean, maybe a dealer can sell them for that price, but is their intrinsic worth actually equal to 1/4th the cost of the Voyager missions? Seems a bit outlandish to me.
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 06:52:59 pm »
According to all reliable sources they are at least worth $ 200 MILLION. And, yes it is a great piece of formerly thought to be lost Americana.

No, I mean, maybe a dealer can sell them for that price, but is their intrinsic worth actually equal to 1/4th the cost of the Voyager missions? Seems a bit outlandish to me.

A thing is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it.

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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 06:54:47 pm »
According to all reliable sources they are at least worth $ 200 MILLION. And, yes it is a great piece of formerly thought to be lost Americana.

No, I mean, maybe a dealer can sell them for that price, but is their intrinsic worth actually equal to 1/4th the cost of the Voyager missions? Seems a bit outlandish to me.

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Can things have value/worth, yet not have any monetary quantity associated with them?
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 06:56:15 pm »
According to all reliable sources they are at least worth $ 200 MILLION. And, yes it is a great piece of formerly thought to be lost Americana.

No, I mean, maybe a dealer can sell them for that price, but is their intrinsic worth actually equal to 1/4th the cost of the Voyager missions? Seems a bit outlandish to me.

A thing is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it.

Can things have value/worth, yet not have any monetary quantity associated with them?

Of course, but that is another discussion.

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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 07:16:10 pm »
According to all reliable sources they are at least worth $ 200 MILLION. And, yes it is a great piece of formerly thought to be lost Americana.

No, I mean, maybe a dealer can sell them for that price, but is their intrinsic worth actually equal to 1/4th the cost of the Voyager missions? Seems a bit outlandish to me.

A thing is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it.

Can things have value/worth, yet not have any monetary quantity associated with them?

Of course, but that is another discussion.

The term we are discussing here is "monetary value/worth", then we are in agreement.
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010, 08:21:58 pm »
Something of worth coming out of Fresno finally!

Seriously, though, that's really cool!

Ha!  Yes, THIS!  Fresno = the armpit of ALL California.
No, that's Bakersfield. Seriously one of the ugliest places I've ever seen.
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2010, 08:22:47 pm »
Something of worth coming out of Fresno finally!

Seriously, though, that's really cool!

Ha!  Yes, THIS!  Fresno = the armpit of ALL California.
No, that's Bakersfield. Seriously one of the ugliest places I've ever seen.

You just made Buck Owens cry.

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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2010, 08:43:43 pm »
Something of worth coming out of Fresno finally!

Seriously, though, that's really cool!

Ha!  Yes, THIS!  Fresno = the armpit of ALL California.
No, that's Bakersfield. Seriously one of the ugliest places I've ever seen.

Tr00f, but Fresno's like the outter pit hair.  Bakersfield is where the schtank settles in from its middle.

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2010, 08:44:54 pm »
Something of worth coming out of Fresno finally!

Seriously, though, that's really cool!

Ha!  Yes, THIS!  Fresno = the armpit of ALL California.
No, that's Bakersfield. Seriously one of the ugliest places I've ever seen.

You just made Buck Owens cry.

Seein's believin'.  I just drove through there twice in a week.  It's stinky and nasty there.  I have no idea other than cheap living why anyone would wanna fucking live there.

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2010, 09:01:32 pm »
Tr00f, but Fresno's like the outter pit hair.  Bakersfield is where the schtank settles in from its middle.
I will not dispute this. I have the misfortune to live nearby (though I'm not from here! I'm from Denver, dammit!).

Something of worth coming out of Fresno finally!

Seriously, though, that's really cool!

Ha!  Yes, THIS!  Fresno = the armpit of ALL California.
No, that's Bakersfield. Seriously one of the ugliest places I've ever seen.

You just made Buck Owens cry.

Seein's believin'.  I just drove through there twice in a week.  It's stinky and nasty there.  I have no idea other than cheap living why anyone would wanna fucking live there.

I drove through a spot outside the city which consists of these and only these. It was eerie.


Second most polluted city in the country.

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