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Can You Tell The Most Valuable 'Antiques Roadshow' Item?

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  1. Which creepy doll would fetch the highest bid?

    French Bru Jeune Doll, Size 1, ca. 1895
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    French Bru Jeune Doll, Size 1, ca. 1895
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    J.D. Kestner Googly Eyed Doll
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    J.D. Kestner Googly Eyed Doll
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    Gebruder Heubach Cats, ca. 1910
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    Gebruder Heubach Cats, ca. 1910
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    Bebe Jumeau Doll, ca. 1890
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    Bebe Jumeau Doll, ca. 1890
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    35 years ago, this doll was bought at a junk shop for a quarter. This is a size 1 Bru doll, a collector's dream. In a retail setting, it would sell between $28,000 and $38,000.

    35 years ago, this doll was bought at a junk shop for a quarter. This is a size 1 Bru doll, a collector's dream. In a retail setting, it would sell between $28,000 and $38,000.
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  2. Which antique toy sells for the highest price?

    Paddy & The Pig Lehmann Toy, ca. 1905
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    Paddy & The Pig Lehmann Toy, ca. 1905
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    Lambert Magician Automaton, ca. 1900
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    Lambert Magician Automaton, ca. 1900
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    Salesman’s Sample Medical Examination Table, ca. 1890
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    Salesman’s Sample Medical Examination Table, ca. 1890
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    Steelcraft Pedal Airplane, “Spirit of America”, ca. 1927
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    Steelcraft Pedal Airplane, “Spirit of America”, ca. 1927
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    At auction, this magician is worth $10,000 – $15,000. Toymaker Leopold Lambert was one of the great makers of French automatons. This is a classic. It's a magician. When it operates, he bangs the cone with his wand two or three times.

    At auction, this magician is worth $10,000 – $15,000. Toymaker Leopold Lambert was one of the great makers of French automatons. This is a classic. It's a magician. When it operates, he bangs the cone with his wand two or three times.
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  3. Which is the most expensive sports memorabilia?

    1955 Whitey Ford & Yogi Berra Jerseys
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    1955 Whitey Ford & Yogi Berra Jerseys
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    Ruth, Mantle & Maris Signed Baseball
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    Ruth, Mantle & Maris Signed Baseball
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    1937-38 Black Hawks Jersey
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    1937-38 Black Hawks Jersey
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    1871-1872 Boston Red Stockings Archive
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    1871-1872 Boston Red Stockings Archive
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    The owner inherited these cards -- they were given her great-great grandmother along with a signed letter. It's some of the earliest known 1871 photographic baseball cards. The price? ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

    The owner inherited these cards -- they were given her great-great grandmother along with a signed letter. It's some of the earliest known 1871 photographic baseball cards. The price? ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
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  4. Which piece of jewelry has withstood the test of time and money?

    Art Deco Diamond and Ruby Jewelry, ca. 1925
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    Art Deco Diamond and Ruby Jewelry, ca. 1925
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    Louis Comfort Tiffany Necklace, ca. 1905
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    Louis Comfort Tiffany Necklace, ca. 1905
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    Yellow Diamond Asscher-cut Ring, ca. 1930
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    Yellow Diamond Asscher-cut Ring, ca. 1930
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    19th Century Jeweled Caucasian Presentation Sword
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    19th Century Jeweled Caucasian Presentation Sword
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    The owner's great-uncle liked to spoil his wife with rare Burma rubies. At auction, this jewelry set should go for $320,000 – $350,000.

    The owner's great-uncle liked to spoil his wife with rare Burma rubies. At auction, this jewelry set should go for $320,000 – $350,000.
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  5. Here's some super expensive antique furniture. Can you tell which is the most superest expensivest?

    Advertising Chair & Printing Stone, ca. 1885
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    Advertising Chair & Printing Stone, ca. 1885
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    Charles Rohlfs Music Stand, ca. 1905
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    Charles Rohlfs Music Stand, ca. 1905
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    Seymour Card Table, ca. 1794
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    Seymour Card Table, ca. 1794
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    English Giltwood Cabinet-on-Stand, ca. 1730
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    English Giltwood Cabinet-on-Stand, ca. 1730
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    Claire bought this table for $25 at a garage sale. It was a good purchase: this Federal inlay mahogany demilune card table made by John and Thomas Seymour would fetch between $400,000 – $600,000 at auction.

    Claire bought this table for $25 at a garage sale. It was a good purchase: this Federal inlay mahogany demilune card table made by John and Thomas Seymour would fetch between $400,000 – $600,000 at auction.
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  6. Guess which old ass book is worth the most dollah dollah.

    1937 Signed, First Edition
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    1937 Signed, First Edition "The Hobbit" & Dust Jacket
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    Three Charles Darwin First Editions, ca. 1830
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    Three Charles Darwin First Editions, ca. 1830
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    1830 First Edition ”Book of Mormon“
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    1830 First Edition ”Book of Mormon“
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    Benjamin Franklin-Published Book, ca. 1732
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    Benjamin Franklin-Published Book, ca. 1732
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    The owner's wife bought this set for $200 as a wedding present. Good investment: the collection is worth between $143,000 – $284,00.

    The owner's wife bought this set for $200 as a wedding present. Good investment: the collection is worth between $143,000 – $284,00.
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  7. Which piece of war memorabilia is worth the most?

    Military Medal Collection
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    Military Medal Collection
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    Pappenheim Rapier, ca. 1630
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    Pappenheim Rapier, ca. 1630
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    Abraham Lincoln Campaign Flag
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    Abraham Lincoln Campaign Flag
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    Civil War Duryée’s Zouaves Group
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    Civil War Duryée’s Zouaves Group
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    This isn't just any civil war uniform... it's from the Manhattan Zouave regiments. They were elite and did not wear the standard-issue uniforms. This collection would go for $16,000.

    This isn't just any civil war uniform... it's from the Manhattan Zouave regiments. They were elite and did not wear the standard-issue uniforms. This collection would go for $16,000.
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  8. Which old instruments plays for the most cash money?

    1924 Gibson F-5 ”Lloyd Loar“ Mandolin
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    1924 Gibson F-5 ”Lloyd Loar“ Mandolin
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    1962 Left-Handed Olympic White Fender Stratocaster
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    1962 Left-Handed Olympic White Fender Stratocaster
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    1808 Johann Gottlob Heberlein Violin, Neukirchen, Germany
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    1808 Johann Gottlob Heberlein Violin, Neukirchen, Germany
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    Ernst Hoyer Concert Zither, ca. 1920
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    Ernst Hoyer Concert Zither, ca. 1920
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    $175,000. This mandolin was made by Lloyd Loar, an acoustic engineer and great mandolin virtuoso who worked at the Gibson company back in the '10s and '20s. He was the father of the modern mandolin.

    $175,000. This mandolin was made by Lloyd Loar, an acoustic engineer and great mandolin virtuoso who worked at the Gibson company back in the '10s and '20s. He was the father of the modern mandolin.
  9. Which painting has the highest appraisal?

    1904 Diego Rivera ”El Albañil“ Oil Painting
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    1904 Diego Rivera ”El Albañil“ Oil Painting
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    Jane Peterson ”The Floats“ Gouache, ca. 1915
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    Jane Peterson ”The Floats“ Gouache, ca. 1915
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    1919 Rockwell “The Little Model” Oil Painting
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    1919 Rockwell “The Little Model” Oil Painting
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    Joseph Stella Painting with Original Frame, ca. 1930
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    Joseph Stella Painting with Original Frame, ca. 1930
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    This early Diega Rivera painting was missing for almost 90 years. Now that it's been found, it's worth between $800,000 – $1,000,000.

    This early Diega Rivera painting was missing for almost 90 years. Now that it's been found, it's worth between $800,000 – $1,000,000.
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Can You Tell The Most Valuable 'Antiques Roadshow' Item?

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