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    Caucasian Carpet, ca. 1900

    Appraised Value:

    $5,000

    Appraised on: June 17, 2006

    Appraised in: Tucson, Arizona

    Appraised by: Michael Grogan

    Category: Rugs & Textiles

    Episode Info: Tucson, Hour 2 (#1108)

    Originally Aired: February 19, 2007

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    Form: Rug
    Value Range: $5,000

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    Appraised By:

    Michael Grogan
    Rugs & Textiles, Silver
    President
    Grogan & Co.

    Appraisal Transcript:

    APPRAISER: Where'd a young lady like you get an oriental rug like this?

    GUEST: I got it at the Tucson local swap meet.

    APPRAISER: A swap meet? What did you have to swap to get it?

    GUEST: Um, $200.

    APPRAISER: What else did you buy that day, anything else? No, just the rug?

    GUEST: Uh-huh.

    APPRAISER: What made you want a rug?

    GUEST: Uh, it looks expensive.

    (chuckling)

    APPRAISER: That's a good reason.

    GUEST: Oh. It hangs up on the wall in our living room.

    APPRAISER: You must have big walls. Do you know where this rug comes from? It comes from an area called the Caucasus Mountain Range. And this was woven in a village, so it would have been done by children, probably, you know, not much older than you. If you look right here, there's birds in this rug. And there's other birds up and down the rug, another one here. And this animal here, with the four legs--

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER: --and the big tail and the antlers, what do you think that is?

    GUEST: A deer?

    APPRAISER: A deer, probably a reindeer. Do you know how old it is?

    GUEST: I think it came from the 1920s or '30s.

    APPRAISER: Probably a little bit earlier. Probably about 1900. So it's a little over a hundred years old. And there's two reasons why a rug like this are valuable. One reason is because it's collectible. People who collect unusual rugs would want a rug like this, but also it's so large. It's probably almost 12 feet long. So you paid $200. Now, would you be surprised if I told you this rug is worth maybe as much as $5,000 at auction? That's pretty good, huh? That's a good investment. You'll keep it hanging on the wall or you going to put it on the floor?

    GUEST: Keep it hanging on the wall.

    APPRAISER: Keep it hanging on the wall.

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.



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