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    Ruba Rombic Decanter Set, ca. 1926

    Appraised Value:

    $9,000 - $10,000

    Appraised on: August 13, 2011

    Appraised in: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Appraised by: Kathleen Bailey

    Category: Glass

    Episode Info: Pittsburgh, Hour 2 (#1608)

    Originally Aired: February 20, 2012

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    Form: Decanter
    Material: Glass
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $9,000 - $10,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:05)

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    Appraised By:

    Kathleen Bailey
    Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
    Antique Dealer & Certified Appraiser

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: This was my grandmother's.

    APPRAISER: Mm-hmm.

    GUEST: And one of her brothers worked for Coraopolis Glass Company, which is where I believe this was made. When my parents passed away, it came down to me.

    APPRAISER: Well, that's certainly the city, Coraopolis.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: The company that made it was the Consolidated Glass Company.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: And it was invented by Reuben Haley in about 1926. And it's called Ruba Rombic...

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: Which I love that name, Ruba Rombic. In all my years on the Antiques Roadshow, we haven't seen any Ruba Rombic come through the show.

    GUEST: Oh, really?

    APPRAISER: So this was a wonderful surprise today that you brought it.

    GUEST: That's wonderful.

    APPRAISER: Do you have an idea of value?

    GUEST: No, not really.

    APPRAISER: The damage on here does affect the price a little. It's in the stopper.

    GUEST: Right.

    APPRAISER: It's in a hidden spot, so it's okay. The value of this would be, for insurance, $9,000 to $10,000.

    GUEST: $9,000 to $10,000?! Oh, my goodness. That's wonderful. That's wonderful.




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