Advance Copies of 'The Art Hunters Handbook' Available to Media April 1st


Antiques Roadshow-Style Book Is Compared to Lottery Ticket

MIDLAND PARK, N.J., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Anyone can find a million-dollar painting at a neighborhood garage sale," say art experts Les and Sue Fox. And they should know. Every month the Foxes appraise hundreds of paintings worth thousands of dollars apiece. "We do free art appraisals," explained Les, "and we tell people how to sell their art at auction. This is an exciting business. But it's also a godsend to folks who've lost their jobs, or who need extra income. There are lots of wonderful stories in our new book."

"Think of this book as a lottery ticket," agreed Sue, "with better odds. You can't change the odds of picking six numbers in the Mega Millions. But with our book, the average person can learn to find valuable art. We recommend selling art at auction, including Sotheby's and Christie's, or sometimes to a museum." The cover of The Art Hunters Handbook features the true story of Ripening Pears, an 1884 still-life painting bought at a garage sale in 2001 for $5 and sold to The National Gallery of Art in 2004 for $1,000,000. Les and Sue Fox are N.Y. Times bestselling authors of The U.S. Rare Coin Handbook and The Beanie Baby Handbook, which sold 4,000,000 copies, the most successful self-published book in history.

Upon request, the Foxes will be happy to send an advance copy of their new book to book reviewers, feature editors, radio and TV talk show hosts, and financial journalists. For TV appearances, they will bring along Antiques Roadshow-type paintings worth $50,000 to $100,000 and explain how they were discovered. The Foxes say there are 50 million undiscovered paintings just waiting for "art hunters" to read their book and track them down. (Official publication date: May 15, 2012.)

The # 1 Tip in The Art Hunters Handbook: "Never assume that a painting isn't valuable just because you don't like it." Paintings of rectangles by Mark Rothko are worth as much as $70 million. People walk past many paintings at garage sales worth $1,000 to $10,000. Armed with this book, and assistance from the Foxes, anyone can win The Art Hunters Lottery in 2012. For further information, please visit their website at:, or


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