There's something about vintage illustrations, especially midcentury designs, that make our hearts go pitter patter. And on Monday night, while we joined in a live conversation on Twitter with our friends at "Antiques Roadshow," we were excited to catch a unique appraisal of some fab '60s fashion study posters.
Appraiser Nicholas Lowry from Swann Auction Galleries gave his expert opinion on a series of prints that he determined were from the late 1950s or early 1960s. The sketches, originally watercolors, were by Bill Atkinson, a renowned designer who interestingly enough was an architect before working in fashion. We think framing these colorful depictions of models wearing everything from casual sportswear to swimsuits from that era would make a fun and nostalgic feature wall in a home. And the best part? The lucky owner, who paid only $8 for the entire lot at an estate sale, was told that her finds were worth up to $3,200.
Watch the clip above to get a look at these finds, and make sure to tune into "Antiques Roadshow" on Mondays at 8/7C PM on PBS.
Click through the slideshow to see our favorite Hollywood finds from Antiques Roadshow's archives.
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