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    Sock Darners Collection

    Appraised Value:

    $1,000 - $1,200 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 21, 2012

    Appraised in: Cincinnati, Ohio

    Appraised by: Beth Szescila

    Category: Rugs & Textiles

    Episode Info: Cincinnati (#1711)

    Originally Aired: April 8, 2013

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    Form: Hand Tool
    Material: Wood, Glass
    Value Range: $1,000 - $1,200 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)

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    Appraised By:

    Beth Szescila
    Decorative Arts, Rugs & Textiles
    Appraiser of Fine Art and Antiques
    Szescila Appraisal Service

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: These were my mother's, she collected them.

    APPRAISER: You have a great collection of sock darners. This one is the most valuable one, it's by Steuben, it's aurene. And it would probably sell at auction between $200 and $400. And the cranberry swirl would be about $150 to $200. Cobalt blue, about $100 to $150. And this type was usually done at the end of the day as sort of a whimsy, probably be about $100 to $125. Oh, and here we have a peach blow. That's $100 to $150 also. Most of these were never meant to be sold. They were actually done by glassblowers to take home. All of these down here are a little bit less. You have some unusual wooden ones. Have you ever had them appraised?

    GUEST: No, I haven't.

    APPRAISER: I think that if we did the whole collection at auction it would probably go somewhere between $1,000 and $1,200.

    GUEST: Thank you.

    APPRAISER: Thanks.

    GUEST: I appreciate it.




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