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    Web Exclusives | Finders Keepers (2013)

    Appraisal Value Updates

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    Posted: 12.23.13

    Tucked behind a fireplace, buried in a cotton field, mistaken for insulation in the ceiling of a basement…some treasures are where you least expect to find them.

    French-Cut Diamond Ring

    Appraised on June 20, 1998 by Susan Florence | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Original Appraised Value: $150 - $200

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Virginia Salem for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    China Trade Shipwreck Gold & Porcelain

    Appraised on June 5, 1999 by Becky MacGuire | Tampa, Florida
    Original Appraised Value: $12,000 - $15,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Becky MacGuire for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    Thomas Commereau Stoneware Jug

    Appraised on August 21, 1999 by John Hays | Providence, Rhode Island
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser John Hays for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    Steiff Bear, ca. 1930

    Appraised on July 14, 2001 by Timothy Luke | New York, New York
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Tim Luke for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    1851 View of Cleveland Watercolor

    Appraised on June 22, 2002 by Dean Failey | Cleveland, Ohio
    Original Appraised Value: $7,000 - $12,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser John Hays for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $7,000 - $12,000 (Unchanged)

    Weller Coppertone Vase, ca. 1925

    Appraised on July 13, 2002 by David Rago | Hot Springs, Arkansas
    Original Appraised Value: $2,500 - $3,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser David Rago for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    Late 19th C. Tin Coca-Cola Sign

    Appraised on July 27, 2002 by Daniel Buck Soules | Kansas City, Missouri
    Original Appraised Value: $5,000 - $7,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Daniel Buck Soules for an updated appraisal in today's market. Had the condition of the sign been better, its insurance value could have risen to $8,000 - $12,000 due to its rarity.

    • Current Appraised Value: $5,000 - $7,000 (Unchanged)

    Bronze Medallions, ca. 1910

    Appraised on August 10, 2002 by Ernest DuMouchelle | Charlotte, North Carolina
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Ernest DuMouchelle for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $6,000 (Increased)

    1853 U.S. Mountain Howitzer

    Appraised on August 14, 2004 by Christopher Mitchell | Reno, Nevada
    Original Appraised Value: $35,000 - $40,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Christopher Mitchell for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    Confederate Belt Buckle with Stars

    Appraised on July 8, 2006 by Rafael Eledge | Mobile, Alabama
    Original Appraised Value: $10,000 - $12,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Rafael Eledge for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $10,000 - $12,000 (Unchanged)

    1933 Trolley Car Advertisement Cards

    Appraised on June 16, 2007 by Rudy Franchi | Baltimore, Maryland
    Original Appraised Value: $2,100 - $2,600

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Rudy Franchi for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    William Aiken Walker Oil Painting

    Appraised on July 28, 2007 by David Weiss | Louisville, Kentucky
    Original Appraised Value: $7,000 - $10,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser David Weiss for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    Mary Lincoln Asylum Sign-in Sheet

    Appraised on July 28, 2007 by Richard Austin | Louisville, Kentucky
    Original Appraised Value: $8,000 - $12,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Richard Austin for an updated appraisal in today's market. The value has increased because the interest in Abraham and Mary Lincoln has grown.

    • Current Appraised Value: $20,000 - $30,000 (Unchanged)

    Frankenau Purse Revolver, ca. 1880

    Appraised on August 23, 2008 by Paul Carella | Hartford, Connecticut
    Original Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Paul Carella for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $4,000 - $6,000 (Increased)

    Folk Art Root Sculpture, ca. 1900

    Appraised on June 6, 2009 by Ken Farmer | Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Original Appraised Value: $30,000-$50,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Ken Farmer and Alan Katz for an updated appraisal in today's market. Because it is a very specialized item, and the main collectors for this are not in the market, the value of the object has decreased.

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

    Mickey Figures

    Appraised on June 27, 2009 by Philip Weiss | Raleigh, North Carolina
    Original Appraised Value: $900-$1,200

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Philip Weiss for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $900 - $1,200 (Unchanged)

    J. R. Bowen Gilded Banjo Wall Clock, ca. 1825

    Appraised on July 25, 2009 by John A. Delaney | Denver, Colorado
    Original Appraised Value: $2,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser John Delaney for an updated appraisal in today's market.

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

    1910 Hough's "American Woods" 3rd Edition Set

    Appraised on July 25, 2009 by Ken Sanders | Denver, Colorado
    Original Appraised Value: $30,000

    Update October 10, 2011: After this segment first aired, appraiser Ken Sanders got in touch to let us know that he now realizes he mispronounced the author's name throughout his appraisal of the American Woods set by R.B. Hough. The correct pronunciation of Hough's name is "huff" rather than "how."

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Ken Sanders for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $35,000 - $45,000 (Increased)

    1938 Ray Jerome Baker Book, "Hawaii, the Isle of a Thousand Wonders"

    Appraised on August 15, 2009 by Stephen C. Massey | San Jose, California
    Original Appraised Value: $5,000-$6,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Stephen Massey for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $5,000 - $6,000 (Unchanged)

    Tekke "Animal Tree" Asmalyk Rug, ca. 1800

    Appraised on June 12, 2010 by Peter B. Pap | San Diego, California
    Original Appraised Value: $125,000-$150,000

    Update January 26, 2012: Appraiser Peter Pap wrote to us with a correction to a fact in his appraisal of this object. The rug's warp threads are most likely sheep's wool, rather than goat hair.

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Peter Pap for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $150,000 - $200,000 (Increased)

    1899 C. F. Martin Model 1-21 Guitar

    Appraised on August 6, 2011 by Jim Baggett | Atlanta, Georgia
    Original Appraised Value: $4,000-$5,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Jim Baggett for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $3,500 - $4,000 (Decreased)

    Cole Porter & Monty Woolley Letters, ca. 1940

    Appraised on August 13, 2011 by Kathleen Guzman | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Original Appraised Value: $50,000 - $70,000

    Update December 23, 2013: We contacted appraiser Kathleen Guzman for an updated appraisal in today's market.

    • Current Appraised Value: $30,000 - $50,000 (Decreased)

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