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« on: January 26, 2009, 09:15:22 PM »

Antiques Roadshow is one of those TV shows that some of my friends wonder why I watch.
They think it's the most boring show ever.  I'm guessing that's because they're not into history.
This show is great!   Thumbup

Some of the items people bring in and have appraised are absolutely fascinating.
Not only do they appraise the item right there on the show, they also go into its history and where it came from.

Some of the value these antiques have are amazing.
An old desk:  $5,000
An old Tiffany lamp:  $50,000
A tea cover:  $10,000!
Civil War canteens:  $5,000-$10,000!

Sometimes my reaction to the estimated value is just as great as the person who owns it and on several occasions I've found myself saying, "WOW!" out loud.

Like in the short video below.
Supposedly, it's the most valuable item ever to appear on the show.
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How about you?
Ever watch Antiques Roadshow?
What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 09:42:20 PM »

I love Antiques Roadshow!  TeddyR  But do you actually go antiquing?
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 09:47:16 PM »

Some weekends I'll watch this show for a bit.  Actually I saw one episode where this woman had a table that was vauled a bit more that the item in that video.  She bought a table at an estate sale for like 20 bucks.  It ended up being vauled at over 500k.  It sold in auction for about 750k!!! 

I like the odd items that pop up.  Stuff I didn't even knew existed.  However, the sadist in me like when a person gets skunked on an item they thought was rare that ends up being 20 bucks. 

I love Antiques Roadshow!  TeddyR  But do you actually go antiquing?
I used to live about 45 minutes away from Brimfield, MA which is known for their massive flea market.  It literally consists of miles of antiques (mostly junk) and is a great way to kill a day.  Even if you don't buy anything. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 01:26:05 AM »

Ozzymandias speaks: I haven't seen the show in a long time because I work nights, but I always got a kick out of.

My favorite bad deals were a guy who laminated his Marvel comics back in the 60's. It preserved them but devalued them quite a chunk. Also a lady who paid (I think) $200 for those replicas of the Who's Decca contract that were included in the Odds & Sods LP.

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 01:12:14 PM »

I saw an item valued somewhat more than the Navajo Blanket once.  It was some kind of giant coin thing from the post-revolutionary war era, worth like 750k. 

But yeah, I love this show too.  The history is utterly fascinating to me, and I also like booing the stuff that I think shouldn't be valuable - like a 90 year old incredibly ugly vase I saw once worth like $50,000.
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 03:42:23 PM »

I love the show. Me and Tara had a HUGE collection of (mostly) junk antiques...but I'll bet some were quite valuable. Unfortuanlty....most of our stuff stayed in the house when the bank repoed it...I couldn't get some moved,or had no room to put it. I still have a large collection of old junk,though.Bottles, nick nacks,tins,books (LOTS of books!) the old china cabient,some silverware and plates,candlesticks,old 45's,an old 1940's (I think) stand up tube radio/record player...lotsa old junk.

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2009, 11:27:47 PM »

The Antiques Roadshow came to my hometown during its first season, in 1997, and I went with a friend of mine to see if they wanted to do an on-air feature on a lovely Rookwood vase her family owned. When the appraiser examined her item, he lit up and looked distinctly pleased. He asked if we could wait, because she had an excellent piece and they might wish to show it on camera. So we were escorted to a section away from the main floor and we waited. And we waited. And we waited. And we waited some more. Then we waited.

“Think they forgot about us?” my friend asked.

“Nah,” I assured her, “show business just takes its own sweet time.”

So we waited some more, and after that we waited, and the day went by and the crowds thinned and we waited, and finally my friend, who was waiting, stopped a crew member as he walked by and asked if he knew how much longer it’d be, because we’d been, well, waiting.

The crew member had no idea, so I left and found someone a little higher up, and asked.

This woman peered at another person with the show and she said, “Rookwood?”

“Oh, they’ve already got a Rookwood piece shot,” the other person answered.

“They’ve already got one,” the woman needlessly repeated.

I went back and told my friend, who, like me, felt maybe The Antiques Roadshow could’ve been nice and kind of let us know, so we didn’t have to stay all that time (waiting) for nothing. Anyway, wait notwithstanding, it was a neat experience, sitting there waiting, being with a friend who almost got on PBS’s most famous hit series, and (while we waited) we did see a lot of the behind the scenes goings on, so…it was still pretty cool to wait like that.

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2009, 11:32:09 PM »

I used to watch it when it first came out, now i'm over it. My sister in laws mother was on the show and had a feature spot with those twin furniture guys who were super excited over her massive desk that had all these intricate carvings and drawers. They found a secret drawer she didn't know about. It was appraised for s**tload of money. She however, had difficulties selling it and it still remains in the family.

I think th show needs to hook those people up with public auctions but they don't, doesn't help if you live in a small town and don't know how to go about doing that kind of thing
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009, 06:54:20 PM »

When I still had a TV set, I use to watch it, just to try to see if I could guess the values of some of the antiques they showed on TV. And sometimes I came pretty close to guessing the value of the antique.

When it came to the town, where my sister and her husband and his family lived, they went down to where they were appraising items. And my brother-in-law's sister brought an antique doll, which interested the appraiser enough, it almost got her an appearance on camera.
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