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    #16
    I remember the guy in San Fran who brought in a chair that his roomate gave him cause he couldn't pay rent...turned out to be a $15,000 Chippendale. The appraiser was commenting on the cat hair all over the chair...LOL. I think the guy said he was still gonna use it as his computer chair.

    Took me a few years watching to learn some things...then there was this couple that brought in this very old Connecticut made highboy. It had a beautiful bright finish and looked pristine. The appraiser asked if it was in that condition when they bought it way back and said no...it had this black, crackled finish and I just groaned. Sure enough they stripped off the original finish and the $50,000 piece would have been worth about $250,000 if they didn't touch it...OUCH!

    Or the guy that had a rare Confederate made sword he found in the house he moved into as a kid and used it to chop watermelons in half...among other things. Think the thing was worth something like $25,000.

    Haven't had cable in years and one of the few shows on TV worth watching IMO.

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      #17
      Love the roadshow also, actually been to a tapeing of one and took some items down.

      We collect lots of stuff, some rare and some not. Could rattle off a list, but then next thing ya know, getting PM's, can we see. etc etc.

      Have saw some pretty cool collections in my years.

      Was in a museum the other day and found an error, they had an old speciman of a cannbis plant, was a male, but labled female flower of cannabis, etc. LOL, thought that think is no where close to a flower.. was going to make a donation as soon as some regulations change, or maybe an anonomys donation would be approiate, probably would never hit the floor, only get hit in the pipe by the workers......cya
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        #18
        Oldest thing I have is a Roman cup, 1st or 2nd century.



        Glass is full of air bubbles, and I still have an occasional whisky out of it.

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          #19
          Antiques

          Hi,
          I have a small collection of interesting bits n bobs. Nothing extensive some Japanese vases and carvings, some native american bits, and a few knives most of which I have sold now.
          Like to hear what others collect.
          I used to help with an antiques fair in Alexandra palace, north London, for over 18 years,untill it stopped a few years ago.
          Have been buying n selling for years.
          Health n Peace

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            #20
            I wish I could be in Europe to metal detect!Love the stories from you guys across the pond.Got lucky at a couple of garage sales in the US.Never would go to them but I love garage sales now!
            To dig something out of the ground that has been in there for a long time is really cool!
            Stay safe

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              #21
              Cool thread!
              I´ve been living in the UK for 6years now an without a doubt Antiques Roadshow is a all time favourite.
              Back in Portugal i got a couple of sheds/barns full of interesting antiques gathered by my familly while working their fields during the last 100years. Sadly the antiques market is just starting to go mainstream and is quite hard&expensive to evaluate your items.
              Because of that i´m still waiting for better days while collecting the most that i can.
              Thought about grabing myself a metal-detector in the uk but give up on the idea when i knew that i need to buy a license for that
              Keep those pics coming because i like it
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                #22
                You have to have a license in England to detect?

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                  #23
                  Yes you do!

                  Originally posted by Unseeded View Post
                  You have to have a license in England to detect?
                  Yes, in england you need a license for most things
                  Turn your problems into new solutions.

                  Here we go again (MIS, Kritical Kush,Motavation,Suicide Cheese, OG Pest, Blues and many others)
                  https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=274159

                  Adventure in Morocco
                  https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=182914

                  Wizards of Oz Testers MBS&Z99
                  https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=228036

                  Ganesh Deep Strawberry Diesel
                  https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=225420

                  A Life full of stupid shit is a well fertilized Life
                  Make your own mistakes and please don´t miss the lessons hidden within them

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                    #24
                    Once I think about it,it makes sense since you can find something say in the water and you give it up and get the value of said Treasure.
                    Thanks for letting me know.

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                      #25
                      Hi White Rabbit,

                      I have always found antiques currious and always find myself watching any TV programmes related to antiques. I like ciggerette cases perticually ones made of tortoiseshell.
                      My current grow - Two Plant Trainwreck Scrog Finished

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                        #26
                        My favorite Antiques Roadshow story was the lady who bought a coffee table at a garage sale in the 70's. She paid 25.00 for it. AR appraised it on the show for 250,000 and it ended up selling at a Sotheby's auction for like 400,000+. It was the first big find on the show. The other great episode(there are so many), was the one where a mother and daughter brought in an Inuit indian mask...it was given to her great grandfather who was a surveyor I believe in Alaska..The crazy part was I think it was less than 200 yrs old..
                        Anyway its priceless and now in a museum..
                        I LOVE collecting antiques especially furniture made of chestnut, old radios, mantles, windows. I love estate jewelry and rugs too. I also love clothing and hats
                        Looking for that awesome smoke from Hawaii I purchased from a surfer in 1991.No pun intended.Miss that weed.

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