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    18th-Century Dutch Child's Sword

    Appraised Value:

    $1,000 - $1,500 (2010)

    Updated Value:

    $2,000 - $3,000 (2014)

    Appraised on: August 7, 2010

    Appraised in: Des Moines, Iowa

    Appraised by: Paul Carella

    Category: Arms & Militaria

    Episode Info: Manor House Treasures (#1835)
    Forever Young (#1521)

    Originally Aired: January 1, 2015

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    Form: Sword
    Material: Metal
    Period / Style: 18th Century
    Value Range: $1,000 - $1,500 (2010)
    Updated Value: $2,000 - $3,000 (2014)

    Update 12.19.2011:

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

    • Current Appraised Value: $1,000 - $1,500 (Unchanged)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)


    Appraised By:

    Paul Carella
    Arms & Militaria

    Bonhams & Butterfields, SF

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: My mother and I moved to Northwood in 1975. She bought the house and it was left up in an attic, and I played with it up in the attic and she took it away from me and gave it back to me when I was a little bit older.

    APPRAISER: Why would she do that?

    GUEST: Probably the way I was playing with it.

    APPRAISER: Okay. It is a child's small sword. It was made probably for a member of a royal court. The sword was made in Amsterdam probably some time during the second half of the 18th century.

    GUEST: Really?

    APPRAISER: Children's small swords are fairly scarce. Yours is in fairly good condition. And at auction, I think that it would sell for somewhere around $1,000 to $1,500.

    GUEST: Really?

    APPRAISER: Mm-hmm.

    GUEST: Nice.

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