What would you pay for Orson Welles’s fishbowl?

Glenn won a fishbowl that was hand painted and autographed by Orson Welles at auction…but then the cleaning lady decided to go the extra mile and wash it – taking the signature and most of the artwork right off.

It used to look like this:

But now it looks like this:

So – how much would you pay for a fishbowl that was once handpainted and autographed by Orson Welles, bought by Glenn Beck, and then washed by the studios cleaning staff? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    If Glenn paints on it I will pay $150.00

  • http://twitter.com/catydoodle Kate

    Autographed by Glenn Beck with a Whoops comment?  Priceless.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    $1.00 or so at the most.

  • http://twitter.com/tomferrari ıɹɐɹɹǝɟɯoʇ

    Darn, can’t pay anything… Already I owe $15,796,465,259,831.78
    Make that $15,797,052,892,263.61…
    Nope, make that…

    Let’s just say, I already owe, ” A   LOT ! ”

    What I DO HAVE is a five gallon bucket I’ll trade you for it. It holds more… THINK VALUE !
    It still has ALL the original artwork by Home Depot on it, too!
    You can even use it to carry enough cash for a loaf of bread when Bernanke is through printing money for Obama’s October “surprise”.

  • http://twitter.com/Mikeumr Michael Johnson

    $2.00.  Is shipping included?

  • Anonymous

    I’ll go $200 if the GB team signs the bowl. Also include a certificate of “former authenticity”!!  Drop me a line – jelywws@yahoo.com and I’ll pop a check in the mail…

  • landofaahs

    I w3ould not have given you 50 cents for it before it was cleaned, unless I thought I could sell it for a profit.  I don’t have fish I and I did not care for orsen wells.

  • http://twitter.com/stoweby David Stowe

    13 dollars and a big gulp

    • Anonymous

      I’ll pay $13, a big gulp, and throw in a large order of fries!

      • http://twitter.com/iKarith Joseph

        $13, a REAL (not new smaller size) big gulp, a large order of fries, AND a (fish)bowl full of M&Ms!

  • Chad Meyer

    Glenn should sign this…with the story and history it’ll be worth a lot more than it was originally.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/AngryAmerican09 JJ Johnson

    $150 plus I will buy Glenn lunch at Babes bbq

  • http://www.facebook.com/AngryAmerican09 JJ Johnson

    i am a college student and does live in florida

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Jameson/100003143005160 Dave Jameson

    If it was so valuable and irreplaceable, why was it not in the Liberty Safe?

  • Anonymous

    As is, due
    to the History of the bowl I would pay $300.00.

    However what
    happened to the bowl to me does not degrade the value of the bowl what so ever,
    I think it actually increases the price of the bowl and adds even more history
    to it. If you were to do your own artwork around (the remaining art work and
    marker spots that Orson wrote on). I would only hope you would sign it along
    with a don’t tread on me or other drawing that you do yourself Glenn I would
    only hope you could get the 5k for the fish bowl that Pat suggested.

    Or you could
    really make an example out of the employee that did it and give him/her the
    bowl and explain the history of the bowl and explain why you are doing it. You
    have so many options I hope you find the right one.

    Personally I
    hope I win with my $300.00 bid.

  • Anonymous

    One US DOllar…………….. But  I would have to borrow .40 cents from China.

  • Anonymous

    How about one US Dollar, of course I will have to borrow .40 cents from China.

  • http://twitter.com/Truth_or_Evil truthorevil
  • http://twitter.com/ILUVthebsofa Lorri Martini

    If Glenn, Pat, Stu & Jeffy sign I would pay $500.00.

  • http://twitter.com/TJexcite Trevor Johansen

    Are we sure it is the same bowl and not a replacement with a scribbled art to make it look like it was cleaned and then she lifted the real one with the real art to sell.

  • Eric Zeichert

    The solution is simple:

    Name the fishbowl “Rosebud”.

    The parallels in the story lines are definitely worth noting.

  • Gregory Sandler

    If Glenn, Stu and Pat sign the bowl i would pay $686!  As long as the money goes to charity! 

    Let me know!  Check ready to go!

  • http://twitter.com/SeaGlassBleu Debra

    I think it’s even more valuable now, some of the art work is still there, Glenn can add his own art and sign it and it can be used as a wonderful teaching tool  I think he should keep it and use it for something fabulous although it sounds like there are already plenty of buyers with their checkbooks open.

  • http://twitter.com/VoterTags VoterTags

    Value would probably be in the range of $540 to $850….(Orson obviously wasn’t much of an artist)

  • Anonymous

    Let’s just say it this way……How much will YOU PAY ME to take it off your hands??
    You don’t want to have a fishbowl on your desk, or some obscure shelf, that looks like it was sort of cleaned, but NOT completely cleaned!

    Also, you will need to pay the shipping!  I’ve been out of work for 2-1/2 years……so I DESERVE IT, right?  Isn’t that the usual mindset? 

    Oh, and can you throw in the CLEANING LADY?  I have some areas of my house that probably would need a good SCRUBBING!  Of course, I wouldn’t want to pay her!

    Beautiful fishbowl, originally.  But I must say that the last time I had  a fishbowl we had two goldfish we purchased for our two small children (They were 2 and 3 years old then.) and one died the first day and the other one died the second day.  Not so good with fish, unless you are using it to have a “drawing!”   (Not the kind of “drawing” by Orson Wells!)

    Hope the cleaning lady has a tough shell!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Sanders/100000681263952 Joseph Sanders

    Just knowing that it belong to Orson Welles, I would still pay upwards of 1000 bucks for it .  I wouldn’t care that no one would believe me that it belong to him and that he had signed it.  I would know and that would be enough for me.  BTW, If Glenn signed it,  then all the better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sara.tamburrino Sara Tamburrino

    I have an idea.  You could sign the bowl and have a charity auction.  If you are looking for someone to donate the money to, I work for SIDS Resources, Inc. in Missouri http://www.sidsresources.org  We do two jobs.  One is to educate on how to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep related infant deaths.  There are about 100 of these deaths in Missouri each year and over 4000 in the US.  The vast majority of them could be prevented by following the Safe Sleep for Babies rules.  We teach these to professionals working with pregnant and parenting parents, day care providers and parents, and we also do support work with parents who have had a baby die of these causes.  The reason I do this work is because my son died 20 years ago of these causes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Irina-Krasnyuk/745534442 Irina Krasnyuk

    Dear ladies and gentlemen,
    Let me take my crystal ball.
    What do i see? Well… what do YOU see? Anything of good will? No? Than what? If you don’t know, i feel like soothing you. This thing is priceless worth of shielding included.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4EOMFT5WFONYEAP5ZEM2U6E3EM frank

    I bid $684  and got out bid on it.

  • Anonymous

    Oh man… I would pay a lot to see the staff explain this one away. 

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm… what if everyone who listens to Glenn donated $1.00 to Mercury One for the fish bowl, I wonder what could be raised for Restoring Love? I bet at least the $2M that is needed. “Fish” food for thought. =)

  • Anonymous

    $5.00 – it’s still a nice looking fish bowl.  Why, is he selling it now?

  • Anonymous

    Now that Obamanomics have bankrupted the country, why wou ald you want worthless dollars for a USED fishbowl? Jee let’s get with the Century of American Socialism. Why it should be shared by all. Everyone that signs up for the fishbowl will get one small piece. Since so many people will require part of the fishbowl, you shall be charged and have to pay for it to be cut into 10 million pieces. Then you shall also be charged and have to pay for these 10 million pieces to be shipped and sent to the 10 million people that sign up. Redristrubution of wealth starts with this fishbowl. Cheers comrade.

  • Anonymous

    Restore it !  “Restore Fishbowl” ? “Restoring Fish Bowl” ?

    It may have been a faked signature anyway and it’s a movie prop now. 

    Just follow the etching on the glass from the marker.

  • tmanosaurus

    Glenn because of your obligations to your mission in life, I can just bet you have dreamed of kicking a metal garbage can all around the room, since the “the fish bowl incident” I want to be a surrogate garbage can kicker for you, I will do this even without permission. I just want to know if you want a soothing satisfying recording of the release and angst I will get for you? I can get a copy to you if you like. I may have breathed air with you at one time in this life. (conspired) because my sister has lived in Mt Vernon since 1968 when she married the Oldsmobile dealer in town (very cool guy) and I was all over the town and probalbly walked within a vicinity you were in and inhaled some molecules of Hydrogen or Oxygen that you had recently processed. Small world huh?

  • tmanosaurus

    Turn disaster into a plunder wonder for tithes… paint it yourself and send it on its way in a raffle! (but video tape the artist at work, he must have a skinny mustache to paint well)

  • Anonymous

    Fill it with ice cream and five spoons. Then auction off five tickets for an ice cream social with Glenn during week of Restoring Love. You’ll raise a bundle for charity. As for the autograph, C’est la vie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elina.derose Elina De Rose

    Give it to your cleaning lady…….she went over and above the call of duty.
    Your tribute to her.

  • Guest

    Amazing, what a story.

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