£20 picture turns out to be £60,000 power print by Cyril Edward Power for sale at Bonhams

LONDON.- A print of a speeding racing car that hung on a man’s wall for 25 years, unregarded as anything other than a nice image, was shown to a Bonhams auctioneer who advised the client that it was very valuable. Now it will be sold in Bonhams Print sale on April 16th in London for an estimated £40,000 to £60,000. Toby Wilson, Head of Automobilia at Bonhams, passed the print to Rupert Worrall the Head of Prints at Bonhams who confirmed Toby’s belief that this was something special, way beyond the £20 value its owner had placed on it when showing it to Toby to get his opinion. Toby says: “I was attending the Automobilia Exhibition at Seaside California during the Pebble Beach week, when I was approached by a private client who had found ‘This old print that had been hanging in his garage for 25 years’ and asked “If I liked it”? He believed it was worth no more than £20. I identified the print as much more valuab