Video Transcript: After the first six or eight months the art business was very good to me in Santa Fe and I've often said that I came to the right place at the right time with the right product

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01-01-2017 Dal Neitzel - Video Click Here
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The Deal - Forrest Fenn Interview Video Transcript: After the first six or eight months the art business was very good to me in Santa Fe and I've often said that I came to the right place at the right time with the right product. Western art was in its infancy. But my secretary talked me into buying one of these little, black callers where a buzzer rings and it says, the thing says call your secretary. So I did that. I was over in Romona Scholder's office talking about something and this thing buzzed and I looked at it – Forrest call your office right this second. Geez, right this second. I said, okay, here's Forrest. What's going on? She said, my secretary says, Forrest, I've got this lady on the telephone in Simi Valley, California. She said, she's standing there with two Arabs. She's scared to death but she said eight years ago you offered her something like $100,000 for her paintings and the lady wants to know if the offer is still good. Well I didn't know who the lady was and $100,000 was a lot of money to me but I told her, I said if I made the offer to you the offer is still good. I said, yeah, tell her I'll buy them. So she dismissed these two Arabs and later on I talked to her a couple of times on the telephone. So she was liquidating her mother's estate. Her mother owned a golf course in Simi Valley or outside of Simi Valley some place. So she closed the 18th fairway on her golf course and I landed uphill on her 18th fairway at her golf course and taxied up to her back yard. I figured that I had 15 minutes before the sheriff could get there and tell me I wasn't supposed to do that and I told this lady that I had 15 minutes. Well in that 15 minutes I bought like seven or eight paintings and this big rug that's on my floor that was part of the deal. And I figured if I landed uphill I could make it in my airplane but I had to take off downhill because I was sweating. I can land in a shorter distance than I could take off, particularly with all this stuff loaded in my airplane. So I took off downhill fortunately into the wind and I lifted off just before I got to the end of that fairway and a bunch of big trees. And it was things like that I acquired my – but I always had a positive attitude. Yeah, I'll do it. Tell me what you have and let's go do something and I love the way those things work.