We all have hobbies. Some people have thrill seeking interests such as skydiving, mountain climbing, or surfing – while others prefer quieter activities like reading or cooking.
And then, you have those who enjoy both. If you’re someone who enjoys adventure as well as calm, then perhaps “antiquing” is your chosen hobby.
The “hunt” for antique treasures is certainly therapeutic, while the jackpot “finds” are without-a-doubt electrifying! On an episode of Antiques Roadshow, one of the youngest collectors the show has ever seen received the thrill of a lifetime…
The boy brought a painting he had stumbled across to the appraisal experts of Antiques Roadshow – a painting he purchased for a mere two dollars. While sitting across the table from David Weiss, the boy explains that he enjoys collecting and selling glass, sterling silver, and art.
The up-and-coming young businessman then goes on to share about the painting he’s brought on the show, “This piece was found at an auction in South Jersey – I got it for two bucks. We thought it was a watercolor, but we couldn’t tell because of the UV glass.”
David agrees with the boy – the painting is in fact a watercolor. A very interesting watercolor that harbors a secret.
As David and the boy continue their conversation about the stunning art, David points out the piece has been signed in the lower right hand corner. To the boy’s amazement, the watercolor was painted back in the late 19th century by a Dutch artist by the name of Albert Neuhuys.
David asks, “You paid two dollars, what do you think it might be worth today?” The boy’s thoughts on the the worth of the painting are nowhere near the actual price tag!
Watch the video below to learn the worth of this South Jersey antique find – and to see the youngster’s priceless reaction to it.