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    "Lasso 'em Bill" Cowboy Set

    Appraised Value:

    $800 - $1,200

    Appraised on: June 24, 2000

    Appraised in: Charleston, North Carolina

    Appraised by: Noel Barrett

    Category: Toys & Games

    Episode Info: Forever Young (#1521)

    Originally Aired: December 19, 2011

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    Form: Gun, Box
    Material: Leather
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $800 - $1,200

    Update 12.19.2011:

    We contacted appraiser Noel Barrett for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $800 - $1,200 (Unchanged)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:28)


    Appraised By:

    Noel Barrett
    Toys & Games
    Noel Barrett Antiques & Auctions Ltd.

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I think Santa Claus brought it in '46. It may have been '47. And I would have been about six at that time.

    APPRAISER: And you played with this, obviously.

    GUEST: Oh yeah, I played with it. It had a shirt and a hat. And of course they went by the wayside. But the guns and the other things, they held up good.

    APPRAISER: Well, you know how excited we are when we get a nice, original box. And of course that adds a lot to the whole toy. Especially when it has such wonderful graphics. And I love this line here. It says, "Keeps 'em happy, healthy and 'bizzy'." Was that you?

    GUEST: That was me-- try to be busy.

    APPRAISER: It has all this stuff, that's what is amazing. These leather chaps, and this leather vest... I mean, this is quite an ensemble. And what is this here?

    GUEST: This is the lasso.

    APPRAISER: Now, somebody said you knew how to work that.

    GUEST: Yeah, it's got a...

    APPRAISER: Step around here in front and show us how it works.

    GUEST: It has a little swivel in it so a kid could make it work like a cowboy. Now, I think I can work it.

    APPRAISER: So you can be just like the...

    APPRAISER: the real I could be just like the cowboys. Well, you have a wonderful thing and I'm really excited that you brought it here to share. I've never seen this set before. I think this set could be $800, $900, maybe $1,200. Because you just don't find them in this kind of condition. So I think you have a heck of a piece and a great story and I'm so glad you brought it in.

    GUEST: Well, I sure am glad to hear.

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