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That rocks. [Mar. 29th, 2006|04:29 pm]
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In 1973, a British couple bought a run-dwn farmouse in Canada. They requested that an old painting in the house be included in the sale, because they thought it looked nice on the wall. Nineteen years later, they decided to have the painting appraised by Odon Wagner, an art dealer in Toronto. “Odon nearly off off his chair,” said a spokesman for Christie’s Auction House. It was Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, a 1909 work by the Victorian master John William Waterhouse that had been missing for almost a century. “Nobody knew where it was,” he said, “And we still don’t know how it got to Canada.” It was expected to sell for about $5 million. He said the couple was “very, very pleased.”
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[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2006-03-29 02:29 pm (UTC)
Where'd you find this?! I'm currently working on a power point presentation for a tech writing class, and I just happened to choose the subject of Waterhouse. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 02:56 pm (UTC)
Hah! Awesome! In one of those bathroom readers. ;)
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[User Picture]From: esme
2006-03-29 02:32 pm (UTC)
That is so awesome. I keep hoping to find something like that at an estate sale. :D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 02:57 pm (UTC)
Me too! LOL! And thrift stores.
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[User Picture]From: parttimecon
2006-03-29 02:51 pm (UTC)
Sucks for the people who sold the house.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 02:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's true. *nod*
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2006-03-29 03:16 pm (UTC)
I like the spice girls...more than is healthy.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 04:32 pm (UTC)
Me too. I used to think they weren't very talented back in the day...

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Now that all the music is soooo shitty, it makes their music sound soooo much better..
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-03-29 03:33 pm (UTC)
That would be the ultimate Antiques Roadshow moment. I love that show.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 04:34 pm (UTC)
Me too! It's great. :)
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[User Picture]From: cricketcat7
2006-03-29 03:44 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHA! The Spice Girls!

Amazing.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 04:35 pm (UTC)
=)
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From: lostways
2006-03-29 03:46 pm (UTC)
*goes looking for houses with painting*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 04:35 pm (UTC)
lol, good luck!
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[User Picture]From: saabisu
2006-03-29 06:54 pm (UTC)
5 million in 1973?!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 07:56 pm (UTC)
19 years from then is when they got i appraised.... but still.
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[User Picture]From: seci
2006-03-29 07:34 pm (UTC)
Wow. Talk about feeling like you won the lottery, but even better :)

LOL about the Spice Girls - I have always enjoyed Closer to Spice (NIN)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 07:59 pm (UTC)
Way better. :)

Oooh, not familiar with that one.
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[User Picture]From: my_wonderwall__
2006-03-29 08:01 pm (UTC)
haha, wish i had that luck. perhaps the lucky penny i got today will help. =)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 08:15 pm (UTC)
I hope so, doll. :)
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[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2006-03-29 10:14 pm (UTC)
If I had a five million-dollar painting, I'd buy you a green dress...


But not a real green dress, because that's cruel.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-29 10:49 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!! =)
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[User Picture]From: redfetishfreak
2006-03-30 02:01 am (UTC)
Thats wicked
*runs off to search for expensive art hidden in house!*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-30 10:47 am (UTC)
hehe! Exactly. :)
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-03-30 02:55 am (UTC)
lucky bastards... i still think the jesus toast is cooler though.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-30 10:49 am (UTC)
lol. Wow.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-03-30 05:48 am (UTC)

Uhhhh......

That was.....strange I guess :\
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-30 10:57 am (UTC)

Re: Uhhhh......

Strange?
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From: m_buggie
2006-03-30 10:08 am (UTC)
Wow...now if only I can get something like that to happen to me. My family's got tons of old stuff lying around, and a good portion of it is older than us.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-03-30 11:12 am (UTC)
Very cool. :) Wouldn't it be neat if there was like something belonging to a queen or king?
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