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    Late 19th-Century Silver Service & Dresser Set

    Appraised Value:

    $100,000 - $110,000

    Appraised on: June 9, 2001

    Appraised in: Tucson, Arizona

    Appraised by: Frank Boos

    Category: Silver

    Episode Info: Greatest Finds (#814)

    Originally Aired: May 3, 2004

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    Form: Dresser Set, Service
    Material: Silver
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $100,000 - $110,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:31)


    Appraised By:

    Frank Boos

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: Well, it's been in the family for about a hundred years. It was from my step-grandfather's parents. They were originally from St. Louis, but settled here in Arizona in the '30s.

    APPRAISER: Well, all of it is basically by two manufacturers. It's made by the Gorham Silver Company, and it's made by a company called Jacobi & Jenkins in Baltimore, Maryland. And it was all produced somewhere between 1890 and about 1900. So it's a hundred years old plus. But it's even more extensive than we have here. You brought some photographs which indicate to me that there are two sets of salt and peppers.

    GUEST: Yes.

    APPRAISER: There's a set of four of these candlesticks.

    GUEST: Yes.

    APPRAISER: There's a pair of the covered vegetable dishes. There are 12 sets of these finger bowl and underplates. And this, actually, is only part of a nine-piece lady's dresser set.

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER: Do you have any idea what this might be worth?

    GUEST: No, not really. Not all of it.

    APPRAISER: Uh, in an insurance or retail situation, this silver service is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100,000 to $110,000.

    GUEST: Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh!

    APPRAISER: Thank you very much for bringing it. It's been a pleasure to see it.

    GUEST: Thank you. Thank you very much.

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