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    World War II B17 Nose Art

    Appraised Value:

    $10,000 (2010)

    Updated Value:

    $10,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: August 21, 2010

    Appraised in: Washington, District of Columbia

    Appraised by: Gary Piattoni

    Category: Arms & Militaria

    Episode Info: Survivors (#1719)
    Washington (#1518)

    Originally Aired: June 27, 2011

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    Form: Art
    Material: Metal, Paint
    Period / Style: First World War (WWI), 20th Century
    Value Range: $10,000 (2010)
    Updated Value: $10,000 (2013)

    Update 11.18.2013:

    We contacted appraiser Christopher Mitchell for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $10,000 (Unchanged)

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    Appraisal Video: (0:30)

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    Appraised By:

    Gary Piattoni
    Arms & Militaria, Science & Technology
    President
    Gary Piattoni, Inc.

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: My father-in-law was an Air Force pilot in World War II. He was driving by a scrapyard, and he stopped the Jeep and said, "That's my plane."

    APPRAISER: Most of these were scrapped. And to have the entire section from a B17, like, the most loved plane from the Second World War, is pretty rare. And you even have a photo with your father-in-law and the nose art intact. A section like this, retail, would easily be $10,000.

    GUEST: Oh, my gosh.



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