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   Arizona woman discovers line drawing of JFK behind old picture bought at Sun City yard sale for $5, gets it appraised as $5,000 antique. "I'll probably sell it, you know we've been on hard times"

24 Nov 2012 12:29 AM   |   6894 clicks   |   KPHO Phoenix
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NewportBarGuy    [TotalFark]  
appraiser Lisa Barnes, who works in Anthem.

"This particular artist doesn't have a history of sales," Barnes said.

Because of that, she said, it's tough give an exact appraisal.

"Someone like the Smithsonian would buy this because of the merit of how he captured and he depicted JFK," Barnes said


She seems really smrt.

23 Nov 2012 11:20 PM
PhiloeBedoe    [TotalFark]  
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24 Nov 2012 12:24 AM
RoyBatty     
For whatever reason, I am reminded of Tropical Mexico, a little dive Mexican joint in Pomona that had some terrific black velvet paintings on the wall, John F. Kennedy of course. Oh, college, why did I ever graduate?

24 Nov 2012 12:26 AM
chaddsfarkprefect     
I'm sure Rick knows a buddy.

24 Nov 2012 12:33 AM
gwenners     
I don't know how long this will sit on my shelf. I'll give you $50, and I'm really not sure why I'm doing that.

24 Nov 2012 12:35 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
I've only been to the Smithsonian a couple times, but I don't recall their "garage sale prison art" exhibit. Must be new.

24 Nov 2012 12:36 AM
Ben4149     
The portrait has mismatched eyes: the left side's iris is a lot bigger than the right side.

24 Nov 2012 12:37 AM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
Why do we care why she's selling it? Would it matter if she were incredibly wealthy and wanted to sell it to a collector because it didn't fit with her room decor?

24 Nov 2012 12:38 AM
phrawgh     
Wow! JFK has already been dead over 100 years. Hard to believe.

24 Nov 2012 12:39 AM
Ryker's Peninsula     
Why would someone want a drawing based on some crappy Oliver Stone movie?

24 Nov 2012 12:41 AM
TheGogmagog     
I was going to wish her well with her $850, before reading TFA. But, after the comments she probably won't get that.

24 Nov 2012 12:43 AM
crazytrain     

gwenners: I don't know how long this will sit on my shelf. I'll give you $50, and I'm really not sure why I'm doing that.


We're really in a down market now for JFK line drawings so the most I can offer is like five bucks. But hey, you put it in an auction, two guys really want it, and you never know - the sky could be the limit.

24 Nov 2012 12:44 AM
schief2    [TotalFark]  
All I ever discovered at Sun City yard sales was old people.

24 Nov 2012 12:47 AM
styckx     
Listen I know she said $5,000 but I have to buy a frame, get someone to put it in the frame, auction takes 30% and that's after it sits in the case for a years.. The JFK market just isn't what it used to be.. I'll give you $50, and not a dime more..

24 Nov 2012 12:48 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

schief2: All I ever discovered at Sun City yard sales was old people.


Sun City, FL? Or are there two Sun Cities in different states both filled exclusively with bluehairs?

24 Nov 2012 12:49 AM
Linkster    [TotalFark]  

Ryker's Peninsula: Why would someone want a drawing based on some crappy Oliver Stone movie?


I smirked.

24 Nov 2012 12:49 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

Gyrfalcon: Why do we care why she's selling it? Would it matter if she were incredibly wealthy and wanted to sell it to a collector because it didn't fit with her room decor?


Gives the story that human interest angle newspapers love.

24 Nov 2012 12:50 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: schief2: All I ever discovered at Sun City yard sales was old people.

Sun City, FL? Or are there two Sun Cities in different states both filled exclusively with bluehairs?


They're all over the country

24 Nov 2012 12:50 AM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
"I'll probably sell it, you know we've been on hard times"

[Amusing]


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24 Nov 2012 12:53 AM
schief2    [TotalFark]  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: schief2: All I ever discovered at Sun City yard sales was old people.

Sun City, FL? Or are there two Sun Cities in different states both filled exclusively with bluehairs?


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aka the home of the Sheriff Joe Voter.

Some of the original houses date from the 60s; at this point I'd think it would be a tad creepy to live in a house where someone has probably died 3 or 4 times in the past.

24 Nov 2012 12:54 AM
I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros     
That'll teach them for not playing Sun City.

24 Nov 2012 12:58 AM
p51d007     
Take it to one of those stupid pawn shop shows on tv, they might give you 50 bucks
for it. It's a drawing of JFK....it isn't like someone found a drawing of Lincoln or something
from a famous artist. This was a forger who never sold anything.
The only reason it's getting any press is because the media, as it is doing with obuma,
has put him up on a mantle.

24 Nov 2012 12:59 AM
whatshisname     
And every sentence is a paragraph.

That article made my eyes bleed.

24 Nov 2012 01:01 AM
Crid     

schief2: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Some of the original houses date from the 60s; at this point I'd think it would be a tad creepy to live in a house where someone has probably died 3 or 4 times in the past.


Did they keep reviving him?

24 Nov 2012 01:02 AM
toddalmighty    [TotalFark]  

phrawgh: Wow! JFK has already been dead over 100 years. Hard to believe.


This. Not an antique.

24 Nov 2012 01:04 AM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

Crid: schief2: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Some of the original houses date from the 60s; at this point I'd think it would be a tad creepy to live in a house where someone has probably died 3 or 4 times in the past.

Did they keep reviving him?


He keeps getting better.

24 Nov 2012 01:08 AM
zerkalo     

I_Can't_Believe_it's_not_Boutros: That'll teach them for not playing Sun City.


I aint gonna play either

24 Nov 2012 01:08 AM
othmar     
i guess she didn't get a pay raise.

24 Nov 2012 01:13 AM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
You know, it just struck me that she claims they're on hard times, yet they have money to blow on horse pictures at yard sales.

24 Nov 2012 01:16 AM
styckx     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You know, it just struck me that she claims they're on hard times, yet they have money to blow on horse pictures at yard sales.


Hard times can mean instead of buying an 8-Ball and a high priced Hooker you might settle for an adderall and a fat chick from the bar down the street.

24 Nov 2012 01:22 AM
brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  

phrawgh: Wow! JFK has already been dead over 100 years. Hard to believe.


No, it was 50 YEARS AGOOOO. Still hard to believe since no one was alive then.

Link

24 Nov 2012 01:27 AM
AnubisMan     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You know, it just struck me that she claims they're on hard times, yet they have money to blow on horse pictures at yard sales.


Got to have your priorities, besides her husband Darrell Sheets had a gut feeling about that horse picture. You can't ignore that and sure enough it had the Wow Factor. I think we just invented a new show for A&E, Yard Chargers.

24 Nov 2012 01:27 AM
RagnarD    [TotalFark]  
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Death's waiting room 

24 Nov 2012 01:29 AM
TomD9938     
FTA : "Someone like the Smithsonian would buy this because of the merit of how he captured and he depicted JFK," Barnes said

People say things.

24 Nov 2012 01:30 AM
Linkster    [TotalFark]  
Well it IS JFK! Guess all ya'll forgot about the "Coup of '62"!

24 Nov 2012 01:39 AM
jaspyrnyte     
Wow. Finally found an article about this guy

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid =1346&dat=19600807&id=VX8wAAAAIB A J&sjid=PPoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5437,979618

What a bunch of crooks!

24 Nov 2012 01:44 AM
KrispyKritter     
frig JFK and the type that would hang art of him on their wall. politicians are self-serving lying scum that look out for the interests of their wealthiest supporters and most influential connections. people that fall for pretty faces and lies are idiots.

24 Nov 2012 01:57 AM
toddalmighty    [TotalFark]  
His eye is wonky. It's looking down, and to the left. Down, and to the left.

24 Nov 2012 01:58 AM
JuggleGeek     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You know, it just struck me that she claims they're on hard times, yet they have money to blow on horse pictures at yard sales.


If you need a frame, buying crappy pictures at garage sales is often the best deal going. You don't care about the picture, but you need the frame. That would also explain how they happened to find this picture behind the horse picture.

If I'd paid $5 for it, I'd be willing to sell it. I'd have no interest in having a pic of JFK on my wall, so the pic itself would be useless to me. Everyone can use more cash.

24 Nov 2012 02:02 AM
cmb53208     

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: schief2: All I ever discovered at Sun City yard sales was old people.

Sun City, FL? Or are there two Sun Cities in different states both filled exclusively with bluehairs?


There's actually two Sun Cities in South Carolina and one in Illinois

24 Nov 2012 02:33 AM
bigstoopidbruce     
JFK had strabismus? Who knew?

24 Nov 2012 03:08 AM
Mark Ratner    [TotalFark]  
This would look great in the shop, but I gotta get it for the right price.

So, how much you want for it?

Well, the lady said $5,000, so I'll take that.

What do you really want for it?

*puzzled look* from gambling addict

I'll give you $1500. *stern look/poker
face*

How about $2500? It will sell, cmon man, this is JFK we're talking about.

I know, but I've got overhead, and I've got to get it framed. Who knows how long this will sit around. I'll tell you what...$1800 cash money. 100 dollar bills.

*deer in headlights stupidity* okay

Chum, write him up.

24 Nov 2012 03:17 AM
cynicalbastard     

bigstoopidbruce: JFK had strabismus? Who knew?


Hey, considering all the pain meds the guy was on for his back, it's amazing even Marilyn was able to get him going let alone having a bit of eye trouble.
Then again, the man was a horndog who didn't consider he'd had a woman till he had her "all three ways", and I ain't talking about standing, sitting and lying down. Likely when he was sitting down for the drawing some skirt kept walking past his right side.

24 Nov 2012 04:15 AM
moothemagiccow     

schief2: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: schief2: All I ever discovered at Sun City yard sales was old people.

Sun City, FL? Or are there two Sun Cities in different states both filled exclusively with bluehairs?

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aka the home of the Sheriff Joe Voter.

Some of the original houses date from the 60s; at this point I'd think it would be a tad creepy to live in a house where someone has probably died 3 or 4 times in the past.


those zombies need to STAY dead

24 Nov 2012 04:27 AM
johne3819     
I'll give you $200 for it

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24 Nov 2012 05:01 AM
voran     
JFK painting huh? Don't lose your head.

24 Nov 2012 06:06 AM
Delecrious     

johne3819: I'll give you $200 for it

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... C'mon man, $250. I have a bad gambling addiction. You know we've been on hard times.

24 Nov 2012 07:28 AM
dryknife     
"the artist, Carmelo Soraci, ...was an infamous forger.."

So it's a forgery.

24 Nov 2012 08:59 AM
Mean Daddy     
Don't worry, four more years of the community organizer and things will be perfect.

24 Nov 2012 10:20 AM
C0rf     

cmb53208: There's actually two Sun Cities in South Carolina and one in Illinois


My in-laws own (and currently rent out) a house in the Fort Mill location, pending their retirement.

Upon retirement, my own folks purchased a canal barge currently moored in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. They live on it during the summer.

I like my in-laws a lot... but I hope when the time comes for me to retire that my preferences would tip toward the latter.

24 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
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