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    Web Exclusives | Tasty Treasures (2011)

    Appraisal Value Updates

    Comment

    Posted: 11.14.11

    See which "tasty treasures" have aged well since their initial appraisal and which have lost their flavor

    Colonial Silver Mug by Jacob Hurd

    Appraised on June 15, 1996 by Christopher Hartop | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Original Appraised Value: $15,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Ron Bourgeault for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market. Christopher Hartop, who originally appraised this object, was unavailable.

    • Current Appraised Value: $3,000 - $7,500 (Decreased)

    Korean Bowl, Chopsticks & Spoon from the Koryo Dynasty

    Appraised on August 19, 2000 by Lark Mason | Boston, Massachusetts
    Original Appraised Value: $1,500 - $3,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Lark Mason for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $1,500 - $3,000 (Unchanged)

    Levi Wells Prentice Painting

    Appraised on July 14, 2001 by Alasdair Nichol | New York, New York
    Original Appraised Value: $20,000 - $30,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Alasdair Nichol for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $18,000 - $25,000 (Decreased)

    Nichol goes on to note that this Prentice painting sold at auction in 2003 for $22,800, but today he would place it in a slightly lower range than his original 2001 appraisal.

    Newcomb College Chocolate Set, ca. 1905

    Appraised on July 12, 2003 by David Rago | Savannah Hour 3 (#812)
    Original Appraised Value: $50,000 - $60,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser David Rago for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $30,000 - $40,000 (Decreased)

    Early 20th-Century Advertising Cabinet & Containers

    Appraised on July 26, 2003 by Timothy Luke | Chicago Hour 1 (#801)
    Original Appraised Value: $800 - $1,200

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Timothy Luke for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $800 - $1,200 (Unchanged)

    1805 Paul Storr Cruet Set

    Appraised on August 9, 2003 by Frank Boos | Oklahoma City Hour 3 (#809)
    Original Appraised Value: $8,000 - $12,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    Frank Boos, who originally appraised this object, died in 2006. We contacted appraiser Ronald Bourgeault for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $8,000 - $12,000 (Unchanged)

    Bourgeault notes that two similar Paul Storr cruet sets have sold at auctions in the U.S. during the past year, one for $9,400 and the other for $10,600.

    Meat Serving Cart, ca. 1930

    Appraised on August 14, 2004 by Eric Silver | Reno Hour 2 (#911)
    Original Appraised Value: $6,000 - $8,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Eric Silver for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $6,000 - $8,000 (Unchanged)

    Mahogany Knife Box, ca. 1800

    Appraised on August 14, 2004 by John Hays | Reno Hour 3 (#912)
    Original Appraised Value: $5,000 - $8,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser John Hays for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $5,000 - $8,000 (Unchanged)

    American Wafer Iron, ca. 1812

    Appraised on August 21, 2004 by William Guthman | Portland Hour 3 (#915)
    Original Appraised Value: $1,500 - $2,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    William Guthman, who originally appraised this object, died in 2006. We contacted appraiser J. Michael Flanigan for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $2,500 - $3,000 (Increased)

    Flanigan goes on to note that the increase in value for this iron, which bears the Great Seal of the United States, can be attributed to a strong appetite for patriotic material, since the market for kitchen collectibles is currently weak.

    Cordials, ca. 1875

    Appraised on June 18, 2005 by Kathleen Bailey | Providence Hour 1 (#1013)
    Original Appraised Value: $4,000 - $5,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Kathleen Bailey for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $3,000 - $4,000 (Decreased)

    Civil War Confederate Canteen, Union Veteran Hat & Photo

    Appraised on June 18, 2005 by Rafael Eledge | Providence Hour 3 (#1015)
    Original Appraised Value: $6,000 - $6,500

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Rafael Eledge for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $6,000 - $6,500 (Unchanged)

    1863 New York Butter Churn

    Appraised on June 25, 2005 by Stephen Fletcher | Tampa Hour 1 (#1001)
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Stephen Fletcher for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $3,000 (Unchanged)

    Russian Imperial Charger

    Appraised on August 13, 2005 by Peter Schaffer | Los Angeles Hour 1 (#1007)
    Original Appraised Value: $65,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Peter Schaffer for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $75,000 (Increased)

    19th-Century Hawaiian Poi Pounders

    Appraised on August 26, 2006 by Anthony Slayter-Ralph | Honolulu Hour 2 (#1102)
    Original Appraised Value: $13,400 - $17,600

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Anthony Slayter-Ralph for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $13,400 - $17,600 (Unchanged)

    Coalport Dessert Set, ca. 1810

    Appraised on June 16, 2007 by David Lackey | Baltimore Hour 1 (#1201)
    Original Appraised Value: $20,000 - $30,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser David Lackey for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $30,000 - $40,000 (Increased)

    Lackey notes that while he does not believe the market value of this set has significantly increased, based on his subsequent review of some relevant auction records, he believes his original appraisal was too conservative. "The exceptional decoration on this set makes it valuable. Most other dessert sets made by Coalport during this time period would be worth much less than this specific set," he says.

    Otto Prutscher Goblets by Bakalowits

    Appraised on June 30, 2007 by Arlie Sulka | Orlando Hour 3 (#1206)
    Original Appraised Value: $24,000 - $32,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Arlie Sulka for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $24,000 - $32,000 (Unchanged)

    1925 Punch Pot

    Appraised on July 14, 2007 by Nicholas Dawes | San Antonio Hour 3 (#1209)
    Original Appraised Value: $400 - $500

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Nicholas Dawes for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $400 - $500 (Unchanged)

    1766 Carved Drinking Horn

    Appraised on August 18, 2007 by Ken Farmer | Las Vegas, Nevada
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Ken Farmer for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000 (Unchanged)

    According to Farmer: "This is still a great thing. We could find 100-plus powder horns and be lucky to find one drinking horn. ... The market for the top 5 percent of any category is still holding up."

    Cracker Jack Baseball Cards, ca. 1914

    Appraised on July 12, 2008 by Brian Marren | Wichita Hour 2 (#1308)
    Original Appraised Value: $30,000 - $40,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Simeon Lipman for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market. Brian Marren, who originally appraised this object, was unavailable.

    • Current Appraised Value: $30,000 - $40,000 (Unchanged)

    English Pear-Form Tea Caddy, ca. 1810

    Appraised on July 19, 2008 by Stuart Whitehurst | Chattanooga Hour 2 (#1311)
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Ron Bourgeault for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market. Stuart Whitehurst, who originally appraised this object, was unavailable.

    • Current Appraised Value: $1,500 (Decreased)

    Moehn Breweriana Poster, ca. 1915

    Appraised on July 19, 2008 by Nicholas Lowry | Chattanooga Hour 2 (#1311)
    Original Appraised Value: $1,500 - $2,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Nicholas Lowry for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $1,500 - $2,000 (Unchanged)

    Lowry notes, "I do not think the value has really changed, although there has been a surge in interest in Breweriana in the past three years."

    Lenticular Advertising Sign, ca. 1920

    Appraised on July 11, 2009 by Kathleen Guzman | Madison Hour 1 (#1407)
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Kathleen Guzman for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000 (Unchanged)

    Guzman notes, "No change in price. The market for advertising collectibles has become softer and prices have generally declined, but this is still a strong example, and rare."

    Tlingit Oil Bowl & Ladle

    Appraised on August 15, 2009 by Ted Trotta | San Jose Hour 1 (#1416)
    Original Appraised Value: $250,000 - $300,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Ted Trotta for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $300,000 - $340,000 (Increased)

    Trotta notes, "I had appraised the Tlingit bowl at $175,000.00 to $225,000.00. This is such an extraordinary object that it defies any "downward adjustment" that the present economy may suggest. My higher valuation of $225,000 [for the bowl], would be readily attainable, and a higher value such as $250,000 to $275,000 would be realistic in the current market for this exceptional piece. The monumental mountain sheep horn ladle, which I had appraised at $75,000, may be subject to a slight downward adjustment. It remains best of class for its form. A $50,000 to $65,000 range may be more accurate at the present time, as ladles do not have the same market appeal as great masks or fine ceremonial grease bowls."

    Late 19th-Century Enamel Decorated Chinese Silver Box

    Appraised on August 7, 2010 by Stuart Slavid | Des Moines Hour 3 (#1509)
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000

    Update November 14, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Stuart Slavid for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $8,000 - $12,000 (Increased)

    Slavid notes, "With the current strength of the Chinese market, as well as silver's huge rise, at auction today [this new estimate] would be appropriate."

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