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    Whistle Collection, ca. 1860

    Appraised Value:

    $600 - $900 (2012)

    Appraised on: June 9, 2012

    Appraised in: Boston, Massachusetts

    Appraised by: Nicholas Dawes

    Category: Pottery & Porcelain

    Episode Info: Boston (#1706)

    Originally Aired: February 11, 2013

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    Form: Wind Instrument
    Material: Clay
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $600 - $900 (2012)

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    Appraised By:

    Nicholas Dawes
    Decorative Arts, Glass, Pottery & Porcelain, Silver
    Vice President of Special Collections
    Heritage Auctions

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: Well, I bought my first whistle at an antique show at Shaker Village in Canterbury. And I bought it because it was unusual; I'd never seen one.

    APPRAISER: This is probably the single most valuable one, and I don't see much more than $100 in value in it.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: But if the whole collection were to come together at auction, I could see this bringing at least $600 and maybe as much as $800 or $900.

    GUEST: (laughing) (toots) There you go.

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