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    Web Exclusives | Forever Young (2011)

    Appraisal Value Updates

    Comment

    Posted: 12.19.11

    The items in this special edition may be "forever young" but have their values stood the test of time?

    "Lasso 'em Bill" Cowboy Set

    Appraised on June 24, 2000 by Noel Barrett | Charleston, North Carolina
    Original Appraised Value: $800 - $1,200

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Noel Barrett for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

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

    First Impression Pierre Renoir Etching

    Appraised on July 22, 2000 by Todd Weyman | Las Vegas, Nevada
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Todd Weyman for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

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

    1768 Family Bible & Early 19th-Century Children's Book

    Appraised on July 26, 2003 by Ian Ehling | Chicago Hour 3 (#802)
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000 - $4,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Ian Ehling for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

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

    Hubley Orange "Harley-Davidson" Toy Motorcycle, ca. 1930

    Appraised on August 14, 2004 by Andy Ourant | Reno Hour 1 (#910)
    Original Appraised Value: $2,000 - $2,500

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Andy Ourant for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

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

    Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Signed Shoe

    Appraised on August 21, 2004 by Simeon Lipman | Portland Hour 2 (#914)
    Original Appraised Value: $500 - $700

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Simeon Lipman for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $500 - $700 (Unchanged)

    Folk Art Portrait of a Girl and Her Cat, ca. 1830

    Appraised on August 21, 2004 by Marybeth Keene | Portland Hour 3 (#915)
    Original Appraised Value: $30,000 - $40,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Marybeth Keene for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $25,000 - $35,000 (Unchanged)

    Keene notes that she consulted with a few other folk art dealers about the value of the painting as well. "We all feel it would still bring $25,000 to 35,000 at retail," she said. "That cat is still wonderful!"

    Child's Chaps & Spurs, ca. 1910

    Appraised on July 16, 2005 by Bruce Shackelford | Houston Hour 3 (#1006)
    Original Appraised Value: $2,400 - $3,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Bruce Shackelford for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

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

    Shackelford explains that despite the market in general, "Good stuff hasn't gone down [in value], and this is good stuff." He also noted that a book has recently come out about the spur maker, Joe Bianchi, who, according to Shackelford, "made spurs for everybody who was anybody and everybody who was nobody in south Texas."

    Edith Parsons "Turtle Baby" Fountain

    Appraised on July 16, 2005 by Eric Silver | Houston Hour 2 (#1005)
    Original Appraised Value: $35,000 - $40,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Eric Silver for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $35,000 - $40,000 (Unchanged)

    1924 Paul Troubetzkoy Sculpture

    Appraised on August 13, 2005 by Kerry Shrives | Los Angeles Hour 2 (#1008)
    Original Appraised Value: $20,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Kerry Shrives for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

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

    1869 "Little Women" Books

    Appraised on July 29, 2006 by Stephen Massey | Milwaukee Hour 2 (#1118)
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Stephen Massey for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

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

    Child's Swan Sleigh, ca. 1880

    Appraised on July 29, 2006 by Allan Katz | Milwaukee Hour 1 (#1117)
    Original Appraised Value: $20,000 - $30,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Allan Katz for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $50,000 - $60,000 (Increased)

    Katz explains, "This wonderful piece is so special that it would go against the general lower valuations placed on ordinary objects in today's economic climate."

    Action Kewpie Doll "Down on His Luck", ca. 1915

    Appraised on June 30, 2007 by Richard Wright | Orlando Hour 2 (#1205)
    Original Appraised Value: $4,000 - $5,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    Richard Wright, who originally appraised this object, died in 2009. We contacted appraiser Marshall Martin for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    Martin notes that the market for Kewpie dolls, as with many antique dolls, has softened since the taping of this appraisal in 2007.

    Dr. Seuss "Cat in the Hat" Lunch Box Art, ca. 1970

    Appraised on July 14, 2007 by Kathleen Guzman | San Antonio Hour 1 (#1207)
    Original Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Kathleen Guzman for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $26,400 (Increased)

    Guzman informed us that this Dr Seuss lunchbox art was sold at the Bonhams Books & Manuscripts Auction in October of 2008 for $24,000, plus a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

    Folk Miniature Portrait, ca. 1830

    Appraised on August 4, 2007 by Ken Farmer | Spokane Hour 2 (#1211)
    Original Appraised Value: $12,000 - $15,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Ken Farmer for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $12,000 - $15,000 (Unchanged)

    1819 Philadelphia School Girl Silk Embroidered Picture

    Appraised on June 7, 2008 by Nancy Druckman | Palm Springs Hour 1 (#1301)
    Original Appraised Value: $60,000 - $80,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Nancy Druckman for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $60,000 - $80,000 (Unchanged)

    Druckman notes, "The market for this silk-embroidered [picture] has remained the same since it was appraised in 2008."

    Two Ludwig Bemelmans Drawings

    Appraised on June 7, 2008 by Stuart Whitehurst | Palm Springs Hour 2 (#1302)
    Original Appraised Value: $17,000 - $20,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Stuart Whitehurst for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $18,000 - $20,000 (Increased)

    1956 Jackie Robinson & Roy Campanella Signed Photograph

    Appraised on June 7, 2008 by Leila Dunbar | Palm Springs Hour 3 (#1303)
    Original Appraised Value: $6,000 - $10,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Leila Dunbar for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000 (Increased)

    Dunbar notes, "Given the rise of values for iconic pieces in the sports memorabilia market over the past three years and the uniqueness of this particular photograph, I would now update my original appraisal to $10,000-$15,000."

    Dionne Quintuplet Dolls & Rocker, ca. 1935

    Appraised on July 12, 2008 by Marshall Martin | Wichita Hour 3 (#1309)
    Original Appraised Value: $2,500

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Marshall Martin for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

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

    Martin explains that since this appraisal in 2008, "[Dionne Quintuplet] dolls have taken a big dive in value."

    18th-Century American Walnut Cradle

    Appraised on June 27, 2009 by Leslie Keno | Raleigh Hour 2 (#1402)
    Original Appraised Value: $800 - $1,200

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Ken Farmer for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market. Leslie Keno, who originally appraised this object, was unavailable.

    • Current Appraised Value: $600 - $800 (Decreased)

    Caughley Porcelain "Toy" Service, ca. 1780

    Appraised on July 11, 2009 by Nicholas Dawes | Madison Hour 1 (#1407)
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Nicholas Dawes for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

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

    Steiff Bear, ca. 1910

    Appraised on July 11, 2009 by Floyd Jones | Madison Hour 1 (#1407)
    Original Appraised Value: $1,200 - $1,500

    Update December 19, 2011:
    We contacted appraiser Floyd Jones for an updated appraisal of this object in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $800 - $1,000 (Decreased)

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