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    Two Carving Sets

    Appraised Value:

    $2,000 - $2,300 (1997)

    Updated Value:

    $2,000 - $2,300 (2011)

    Appraised on: June 14, 1997

    Appraised in: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Appraised by: Christopher Hartop

    Category: Decorative Arts

    Episode Info: Pittsburgh (#1627)

    Originally Aired: July 23, 2012

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    Form: Knife
    Period / Style: 20th Century, 19th Century
    Value Range: $2,000 - $2,300 (1997)
    Updated Value: $2,000 - $2,300 (2011)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)

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    Appraised By:

    Christopher Hartop
    Decorative Arts, Silver

    Appraisal Transcript:
    APPRAISER: You get the prize for the most lethal-looking artifact in the Roadshow today. It's got some tickets here where it was purchased in the Louisiana Purchase exposition in 1904. Carving sets like this are typically 19th century, when people loved to eat those big joints of beef. Amazingly, a couple of minutes after you had brought this set in, this gentleman brought in this other set.

    GUEST: And it was purchased about 1885 and was given to my aunt.

    APPRAISER: Now, your set here is much more extensive, in fact, than this carving set here. You've got the, um, carving set. You have a smaller set, and then you've got a fish serving fork. Probably we're talking about a value of about $800 for this set, and probably on this set-- because it's so extensive, that makes it quite unusual. That's probably worth somewhere around $1,200 to $1,500.

    GUEST: That's interesting. We'll continue to use it.

    APPRAISER: Yes, continue to use it and enjoy it.



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