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    Web Exclusives | Greatest Gifts (2012)

    Appraisal Value Updates

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    Posted: 12.17.12

    ROADSHOW follows up on the timelessness of these presents' appraisal values!

    Haviland Sandoz Tea Set, ca. 1920

    Appraised on July 13, 2002 by David Lackey | Hot Springs, Arkansas
    Original Appraised Value: $2,000 - $3,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser David Lackey for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    1883 Dominick & Haff Silver Tea Set

    Appraised on August 10, 2002 by Christopher Hartop | Charlotte, South Carolina
    Original Appraised Value: $15,000 - $20,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Eric Silver for an updated appraisal in today's market. The original appraiser, Christopher Hartop, was not available.

    • Current Appraised Value: $15,000 - $20,000 (Unchanged)

    18th-Century Dutch Silver-Mounted Tanach

    Appraised on June 16, 2007 by Kerry Shrives | Baltimore, Maryland
    Original Appraised Value: $8,000 - $10,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Kerry Shrives for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $8,000 - $10,000 (Unchanged)

    American Waltham Watch Co. Pocket Watch, ca. 1887

    Appraised on August 4, 2007 by Kevin Zavian | Spokane, Washington
    Original Appraised Value: $6,000 - $8,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Kevin Zavian for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    Signed Beatles Program, ca. 1963

    Appraised on August 18, 2007 by Philip Weiss | Las Vegas, Nevada
    Original Appraised Value: $15,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Phil Weiss for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $15,000 - $20,000 (Increased)

    1937 Clyfford Still Oil Painting

    Appraised on June 7, 2008 by Alasdair Nichol | Palm Springs, California
    Original Appraised Value: $500,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Alasdair Nichol for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    Louis Comfort Tiffany Necklace, ca. 1915

    Appraised on June 7, 2008 by Christie Romero | Palm Springs, California
    Original Appraised Value: $70,000 - $90,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Gloria Lieberman for an updated appraisal in today's market. The original appraiser, Christie Romero, died in 2009.

    • Current Appraised Value: $70,000 - $90,000 (Unchanged)

    Update May 18, 2009:
    In this segment, appraiser Christie Romero discusses the retail value of this ca. 1915 necklace, noting that, "... not only is it signed 'Tiffany & Co.' ... looking at the workmanship here tells me that the work is by Louis Comfort Tiffany." What Romero meant by this was not that Tiffany had personally crafted the necklace — a jeweler would have made the piece — but rather that Tiffany had designed and supervised its creation, a fact that enhances the value of the necklace considerably.

    1862 Sharps & Hankins Rifle Serial No. 1

    Appraised on June 28, 2008 by Rafael Eledge | Dallas, Texas
    Original Appraised Value: $10,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Rafael Eledge for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $10,000 (Unchanged)

    Royal Doulton Sung Ware Bowl, ca. 1930

    Appraised on July 19, 2008 by Stuart Slavid | Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Stuart Slavid for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    1960 Katharine Hepburn Original Watercolor

    Appraised on August 23, 2008 by Kathleen Guzman | Hartford, Connecticut
    Original Appraised Value: $15,000 - $20,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Kathleen Guzman for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $15,000 - $20,000 (Unchanged)

    Crandall Hobby Horse, ca. 1880

    Appraised on June 27, 2009 by Noel Barrett | Raleigh, North Carolina
    Original Appraised Value: $1,600 - $2,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Noel Barrett for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $1,600 - $2,000 (Unchanged)

    Mughal Indian Reversible Necklace, ca. 1900

    Appraised on August 1, 2009 by Peter Shemonsky | Phoenix, Arizona
    Original Appraised Value: $12,000 - $15,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Peter Shemonsky for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    1990 Wayne Thiebaud Pen & Ink Drawing

    Appraised on August 15, 2009 by Todd Weyman | San Jose, California
    Original Appraised Value: $30,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Todd Weyman for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $40,000 (Increaased)

    Roger Broders Dunkerque Travel Poster, ca. 1930

    Appraised on August 15, 2009 by Nicholas Lowry | San Jose, California
    Original Appraised Value: $15,000 - $20,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Nicholas Lowry for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $20,000 (Unchanged)

    Austrian Majolica Vase, ca. 1900

    Appraised on June 12, 2010 by Nicholas Dawes | San Diego, California
    Original Appraised Value: $2,000 - $2,500

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Nicholas Dawes for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    French Regency Gilt Bronze Plateau, ca. 1825

    Appraised on June 26, 2010 by John Hays | Billings, Montana
    Original Appraised Value: $50,000 - $70,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser John Hays for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $50,000 - $70,000 (Unchanged)

    1963 & 1966 Green Bay Packers Signed Footballs

    Appraised on August 7, 2010 by Mike Gutierrez | Des Moines, Iowa
    Original Appraised Value: $7,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Mike Gutierrez for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $7,000 (Unchanged)

    Update April 4, 2011:
    After this appraisal aired in February 2011, we received a correction from a viewer saying the second Packer football ("The Duke") was signed by the 1965 team, rather than the 1966 team. This eagle-eyed football fan spotted two signatures on the ball by players who were not on the 1966 team: Allen Jacobs and Dan Grimm.

    We followed up with appraiser Mike Gutierrez, who added, "The important thing is '66 and '65 were both championship years, and the appraisal value would be the same either way."

    1904 Van Briggle Vase & Expo Medal

    Appraised on June 4, 2011 by David Rago |
    Original Appraised Value: $30,000 - $40,000

    Update December 17, 2012:
    We contacted appraiser Nicholas Lowry for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    Update March 19, 2012:
    After this segment aired, we received an email from a viewer, who pointed out that appraiser David Rago misspoke when he referred to the 1904 World's Fair as the "St. Louis Purchase Exposition." The 1904 fair celebrated the centennial of the purchase of Louisiana and should be referred to as either the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the St. Louis World's Fair, or simply the 1904 World's Fair.

    Rago was also mistaken when he stated that St. Louis had held a world's fair every year. While the city of St. Louis did hold an annual exposition from the 1850s until 1902, those expos were meant to showcase agricultural and technical exhibitions from around the city. In 1903, with the World's Fair scheduled to come to St. Louis (although it ended up being postponed and didn't actually take place until 1904), the annual city expo was superseded by the much larger international event.

    Update January 23, 2012:
    Further research confirms that this Van Briggle "Climbing for Honey" vase did in fact win a bronze medal at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. After taping this segment, appraiser David Rago followed up with a colleague at the St. Louis Art Museum, who had access to the full 1904 Exposition records. The records revealed that a bronze medal was awarded to Van Briggle's "No. 914 Tall vase with modelled bears, green glaze." As Rago mentions in his appraisal, confirming this relationship between the vase and medal adds significantly to the value of the piece, which he says would now be between $30,000 and $40,000 at auction.

    The Expo records also revealed one more important detail: the designer of the vase was actually a man named George B. Young. Why would a Van Briggle vase, bearing the trademark double "A" signature of Artus and Anne Van Briggle, be attributed to a different designer? Rago explained that Van Briggle pottery was molded, rather than hand-thrown, consequently, "Artus designed pieces that others, like his wife, may have finished, and vice versa." He went on to say that the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition would have been a very important show for Artus — and, as it turns out, his last — so he probably wanted to make sure it represented the best pottery produced bearing his name.

    What is particularly interesting about discovering George B. Young's connection to the vase, however, is that Young was actually the great-grandfather of the vase's present-day owner, Todd, who brought the piece to the June 2011 Roadshow event in Eugene. The owner was incredibly surprised to learn of his great-grandfather's connection to the piece. Family lore dictated that the piece had been given to Todd's great-great-grandfather, Harvey Otis Young, by a mutual friend he shared with Artus Van Briggle. Todd had no idea that that "friend" of Van Briggle's was actually a designer for the famed potter and also his great-grandfather, George.

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