From the Episode

Heyde Buffalo Bill Wild West Set, ca. 1903

First Featured In:

Providence, Hour 1


Providence, RI (2005)


Toys & Games

Last Updated:


Value (Auction):

$30,000 to $40,000


Noel Barrett

About the find

Back in 2005, Toys & Games appraiser Noel Barrett met Charlie, the owner of a pristine, never-been-opened Heyde Buffalo Bill Wild West set. Having purchased the set for $400 at his very first auction (while his wife as out of town!), Charlie was delighted to hear Barrett give the set an auction estimate of $15,000 to $20,000. Fourteen years later, ROADSHOW catches up with both Barrett and Charlie as they explain why sometimes it pays off to hold on to your child-like sense of wonder when it comes to nostalgic toys.

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