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    20th-Century Country-Western Autographed Jacket

    Appraised Value:

    $2,500 - $3,000

    Appraised on: June 24, 2006

    Appraised in: Salt Lake City, Utah

    Appraised by: Mike Gutierrez

    Category: Collectibles

    Episode Info: Salt Lake City, Hour 3 (#1115)

    Originally Aired: April 30, 2007

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    Form: Autograph
    Material: Leather
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $2,500 - $3,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:40)


    Appraised By:

    Mike Gutierrez
    Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia
    Consignment Director
    Heritage Auctions

    Appraisal Transcript:
    APPRAISER: We have a whole bunch of country-western signatures on this jacket.

    GUEST: Yes.

    APPRAISER: Can you tell me how they got on there?

    GUEST: It's my mom's coat. She got it when she was young and went to a concert and had somebody sign it, and it just started from there.

    APPRAISER: Okay.

    GUEST: She took it to everyone and had them all sign it.

    APPRAISER: Do you know some of the signatures that are on this jacket?

    GUEST: Oh, yeah, she has, um, Faron Young and T. Texas Tyler. Tex Ritter. Also Ferlin Husky, Slim Whitman.

    APPRAISER: Right underneath here we see, kind of hidden here, Eddy Arnold, Happy Trails, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry. Then on the reverse here...

    GUEST: That's where there's a lot of good stuff there.

    APPRAISER: Turn it over. Hidden underneath the fringe here, we see the best name that's on the coat here... Patsy Cline.

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER: Along with Johnny Cash. You've got Rex Allen and then you've got--it appears that she got some signatures...Marty Robbins…

    GUEST: Yeah, recently.

    APPRAISER: ...even as of late, right? Garth Brooks and Emmylou Harris. Marty Robbins. An amazing amount of signatures on here– Patsy Cline easily the most difficult to obtain.

    GUEST: Yeah.

    APPRAISER: A story on this jacket is she died in a plane crash in the early 1960s. This is just amazing. I've never seen a country-western signed piece like this with this many signatures.

    GUEST: I know, it's beautiful.

    APPRAISER: I think that this coat would probably bring in the area of $2,500 to $3,000.

    GUEST: That's good.

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