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RES story straight out of the antiques road show you're not gonna believe this is a pain or buys that bench a glass negatives at a garage sale for 45 -- And he looks -- -- -- you have these kind of remind me of Ansel Adams and he does some research and -- basically what happened is a team of experts now say.
These are the early works out of the famed nature photographer worth about get this 200 million dollars.
But -- -- grandson has doubts that there are real he says his grandfather was meticulous about the negatives.
Never misplaced them so these can't be -- can.
And streets is an appraiser and an art dealer he did some research on this and David you say without a doubt.
These are the prints are the negatives of Ansel Adams -- now.
Well this has been a long process this is the tenure process it's not a gentleman.
Who bought these negatives in immediately tried to sell them saying -- grand slams this has been going -- over ten years.
With researchers from museums.
Handwriting experts from the FBI.
For ten years have been researching this and yesterday.
Without a doubt a press conference was held at my gallery in Beverly Hills to declare these are.
There early works they really show what period of Ansel -- work from the early nineteen -- up to 1930.
Prior to him becoming world renowned in 19411942.
Let me do with these guys argument let me just stop you there is we're looking at some of these fantastic images if you leverage their -- that there is some doubt about an incredible well.
Answer -- grandson has said that he has said that his grandmother was meticulous about knee injury kept the negatives yeah Eddie Johnson said that anti islands and wife.
I've Virginia who -- of these negatives her handwriting doesn't seem to actually handwriting on these negatives and also sad.
That she -- a lot of the places your sanity she's.
She's from -- she's born there so that leads him to some serious doubts of whether or not these are really from -- items at pretty convincing what do you think.
Well you know what.
I come back to saying you know for ten years Rick -- -- and who owns these negatives.
Has every week every month sent all of this information all of this data.
To the Addams Family with no response.
And as far as the hand writing to FBI handwriting analysts who have set multiple people to prison based on their aspects they have and -- testified in major court cases.
Have said without a doubt it is Virginia Adams -- I -- Okay Sonoma and behind -- Wall Street Journal is reporting that you guys have not carbon dated.
Some of these negatives and that would be really important because that would show that they are indeed from the time period.
They -- mentioning why haven't you done that.
I think it's.
It's a continual process because there's been dating done through a variety of other sources that's one aspect.
And I I think that is something that continue to be it could be continued to be done you know I've been in this business 25 years and I'm not arrogant enough to say.
That I know everything.
And that everything is definitive and I think we continued to learn every day.
End but from the proof of the experts are over two -- years without the assistance.
Of the Adams -- the Addams Family.
We think beyond a shadow of a doubt these are the missing works that show the evolution of the artists sell to the point where we all know him.
The -- say you don't know everything and that's that and you know that's true about all of us but you are an expert on art and you are parents are people remember -- -- And you say that if this is the case -- you believe it to be these are anti Adams negatives.
That this group.
This collection is worth 200 million dollars how can be -- -- -- The -- easily easily one want to cancel -- print sold recently for 773.
So you have sixty plus negatives that can be sold as plants can be sold.
Honor -- have 25 more years.
I mean amazing things that can be done with these negatives in you may have one collector who comes in and out of I want to buy the entire collection you know this is gone on ten years.
The owner of these negatives didn't take this lightly he is an ordinary working man he -- walls and schools there.
But Iraq that in this collection I think they're all favorites.
Let me they're all -- story -- I mean these are things that children -- school children to museum professionals.
All need to see and that's what we're trying to do what we really appreciate you joining us today and it looks like quite find that even though that there are any questions.
I've missed -- street thank you so much for joining us to leave -- -- and you were having of course and we look for hate this about look for having me back you know on the foxnews.com.
We have these photographs of not only the man who found these.
Natives but also hopefully some of them there they are some of the actual pictures which are incredible John.
And and you can go through in -- -- your favor and I have a favorite one and people can see them for free as well free and I let's say if -- -- and it -- cost 200 million dollars.
That's right the one with the tree kind of hanging over -- life like that beautiful vehicle collections so let's check out neat stuff.
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