The Antique Road Show

lilod(NoCal/8)January 17, 2011

I have it going on PBS, sort of listening/watching it. I wonder sometimes how many items of "junk" had been thrown out by folks, and they were hanging on to some "good stuff" that really isn't worth it. We generally see the other side, when some stuff turns out to be very valuable.

I do know many people are rather upset that their parents threw away their collections of comic books or baseball cards - but if most of that had not been thrown away, the ones left would be pretty worthless.

Reactions to the appraisals are a kick!

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I love watching this show.It's wonderful seeing those people who are so surprised at the value of their contribution. Pleasantly surprised.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 12:03AM
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Someone here at the GP had a relative or neighbor who was on that show and gave us a heads up when it would be aired. The woman was so excited about the value of whatever it was her exuberance made me laugh out loud. Was it Gandle's relative? This will make me crazy until I remember. The Antiques Roadshow is just a nice,cozy,fun program to watch.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 8:45AM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

We really enjoy that show.

Hubby is in the antiques business, and the program's popularity has both helped and hurt.

On the one hand, it seems to have increased awareness and appreciation of antiques.

On the other hand, when he goes on a buying excursion, (a-la American Pickers) people think their mediocre stuff is worth a million.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 9:32AM
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sweet_betsy No AL Z7(7)

One of my favorite shows. It is funny to see the reaction of the people who learn that their yard sale find is priceless. I enjoy seeing the beautiful things that someone has loved enough save. In the back of my mind there is always that question--I wonder what I have thrown away.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 9:59AM
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Is it really worth 2 in the bush?? Steve in Baltimore County.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 2:14PM
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gandle(4 NE)

That was our neighbor Patty. Her g grandparents had Frank Lloyd Wright design this home and Patty had all the plans and correspondence pertaining to it. Google McCook NE historical attractions you"ll see this house.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 7:53PM
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tibs(5/6 OH)

Watch antique road show and american pickers and you don't want to discard anything, it might be valuable. then switch over to the horders program and you will be inspired for a major purge of your home.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 3:40PM
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Wish I had the glass Christmas tree ornaments that we had when I was a kid. I remember beautiful birds in such lovely colors and gold walnuts. Each year a few met their end when we kids decorated. Also, we had the real aluminum icicles. When world War 11 came along most folks destroyed the ornaments as they had been made in Germany. The same destiny meet some lovely dishes made in Germany and in Japan. Yup, think they might have been worth two in the bush!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 7:24PM
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