Leave it to Norman Rockwell’s 1941 oil painting Package from Home to hold the top spot on Amazon and be accompanied with a $4,850,000 price tag.
The Rockwell painting features his iconic Willie Gillis character, a fictional young private in World War II. Package from Home was one of just 11 covers that made it on the Saturday Evening Post back in 1941. Here’s a portion of the current Amazon product description on the piece:
“An unusually large canvas, this piece is only recently rediscovered. According to the Wall Street Journal, it “hung in the headquarters of an undisclosed local company since 1968, when heirs of the painting’s original owner gave it to the corporation during a merger.” Comic yet still patriotic, it introduced the American wartime public to a young soldier who they came to know and love as if he were their own friend, brother or son. In fact, Willie Gillis was so beloved that many wrote letters to the Post enquiring after his well-being. At one point, Rockwell was inclined to end the series, but was urged to continue by the Post.”
The Oil Canvas stands 51 inches tall and 39 inches wide with a lower right signature by Rockwell himself. Yeah, it’ll run you nearly $5 million dollars, but the good news is, Amazon will throw in free shipping. Just make sure you’re home for that delivery authorization!