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    Tiffany Double Student Lamp

    Appraised Value:

    $12,000 - $15,000 (1998)

    Updated Value:

    $12,000 - $15,000 (2012)

    Appraised on: August 28, 1998

    Appraised in: Richmond, Virginia

    Appraised by: Arlie Sulka

    Category: Glass

    Episode Info: Richmond (#1727)
    Richmond (#302)

    Originally Aired: January 25, 1999

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    Form: Lamp
    Material: Glass
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $12,000 - $15,000 (1998)
    Updated Value: $12,000 - $15,000 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (2:07)


    Appraised By:

    Arlie Sulka
    Lillian Nassau, LLC

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I brought an 1890s Tiffany double student lamp.

    GUEST: My wife Robin and I purchased a house about five years ago, and the family was nice enough to leave it for me because I had expressed that I liked it.

    GUEST: I said, "Don't y'all want to take that lamp?" And she said, "We grew up with it. "We always thought it was an ugly lamp. Would you like it?" And I said, "Well, sure, I would love it." But I said, "It probably has some value to it."

    APPRAISER: I would say that the lamp is still worth about between $12,000 and $15,000.

    GUEST: Wow.

    GUEST: I was thinking maybe $5,000 tops. At the time, I didn't have any intentions of selling the lamp. But then, once you have a child, all your priorities change. I felt like the money would be better spent on her.

    GUEST: Incredible.

    GUEST: When the auction came up, then I could follow the auction on the Internet. The person that bought it paid about $15,000 for it, so it ended up being exactly what Arlie said, $12,000 to $15,000 at auction.

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