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Or maybe too proud to admit on public TV that they'd be selling the stuff next week to continue to live in those tony neighborhoods?

I liked the Newport episodes.  It was like there was a little return to those informational segments they excised from the show a season or two ago, and it was nice to see a change in scenery. 

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Bumping this to note that the Vintage episodes have begun airing on PBS.  For those not familiar, these are episodes that aired 15 years ago.  They show the initial appraisal, and then update the value to reflect what it would be in 2018.  Some pieces increase in value, other pieces drop considerably.   I believe this crop of episodes is from 2003. 

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I love the vintage episodes. It is so interesting to see how values can increase or depreciate in a relatively short period of time. I may be misremembering the details, but on this latest episode, I couldn't believe the cloisonné bowl that was originally valued at $7,000 is now valued at $50,000. Or maybe it was $30,000. But whatever, it was an incredible increase. I may have mentioned this before, but this show is almost a little history lesson. It usually drops some educational tidbits while discussing items. I've known some answers on Jeopardy thanks to some of these items! 

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I may be misremembering the details, but on this latest episode, I couldn't believe the cloisonné bowl that was originally valued at $7,000 is now valued at $50,000. Or maybe it was $30,000. But whatever, it was an incredible increase.

I think you are right about the numbers.  It's amazing the increase and the drop in value some of these pieces have. 

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I was interested in more of the Vintage Chicago items than I generally am in any one episode — perhaps because I've lived in the Chicago area from approximately ages 10-20 and 50-65 — so, more than anywhere else. I loved the not-steel guitars. They reminded me of one I regret giving away when I moved to California in the 70s. I was surprised that a lot of the items had lost value—especially the old Cubs poster. I think some of the paintings that "lost" value since 2003 were just overvalued at that time. I loved the small Grant Wood painting more than his more famous pieces.

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The 2019 tour has been announced.

The cities are:

Phoenix, AZ - April 16

San Antonio, TX - April 27

Sacramento, CA  - May 13

Fargo, ND - June 1

Winterthur, DE - June 18 (Winterthur is not far from Wilmington).

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This post is a test. 

But since you're here, the last thing I saw on my local PBS station was the Miami episode with the Calder mobile. It was pretty cool. 

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Right now watching S23E15, "Churchill Downs Racetrack Hour 3" (originally aired May 20, 2019).

The featured pieces are separated by quick bits like they used to save for the end.

One bit shows a couple of ladies with a collection of Steiff puppets, one of the ladies wearing a cat puppet on her hand, dated from the 1950s--which I immediately recognized.

Around 1957-1961 I had two Steiff cat puppets, one on each of the knobs of the headboard of my bed, which I believed would protect me from nightmares.

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Just looking at the schedule, it looks as though the "vintage" episodes of cities that were aired originally in 2005 start up on Monday. 

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This aired today:

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"Vintage St. Paul"

Repeat, 6/17/2019,  Season 23 / Episode 16 , Entertainment, Collectible

Updated appraisals from St. Paul, Minn., reveal that one marvelous treasure has skyrocketed to a value of $2 to $3 million since its original appraisal back in 2004, making it the highest-valued treasure ever to appear on "Antiques Roadshow."

It was a pocket watch that had been appraised privately about 15 years prior to the original 2004 airing (1989?) for about $6,000, and was given an Antiques Roadshow estimated value in 2004 of about $250,000, but today, in 2019, is valued at $2-3 million (pbs.org/video/antiques-roadshow-premiering-monday-may-21st-87c-roadshow-remembers/; thirteen.org/programs/antiques-roadshow/vintage-st-paul-cvrmty/).

Meanwhile, my 10-year-old, low-mileage Toyota is getting $1250 in necessary repairs.
Maybe I should call back my uncle about my grandfather's gold watch that doesn't run.

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When watching tonight’s Vintage Miami episode, did anyone else get the impression that the appraiser did not know that Davy Crockett died at the Alamo? When valuing the marriage license that was not executed and saying that after Davy married a different girl and had 2 children, he moved himself to Texas and then “moved up and outward and throughout the world.”  The appraiser made it sound like Davy moved on and did other things after Texas. I have rewound this several times and have quoted exactly what the appraiser said. I thought it is common knowledge that he died at the Alamo. Or maybe I am wrongly interpreting what he said. 

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3 hours ago, Spunkygal said:

When watching tonight’s Vintage Miami episode, did anyone else get the impression that the appraiser did not know that Davy Crockett died at the Alamo? When valuing the marriage license that was not executed and saying that after Davy married a different girl and had 2 children, he moved himself to Texas and then “moved up and outward and throughout the world.”  The appraiser made it sound like Davy moved on and did other things after Texas. I have rewound this several times and have quoted exactly what the appraiser said. I thought it is common knowledge that he died at the Alamo. Or maybe I am wrongly interpreting what he said. 

The only thing that struck me as odd was the appraiser referring to him as David Crockett instead of Davy Crockett. I see that Wikipedia just mentions "Davy" at the beginning and then uses "David" throughout the article, so maybe that's standard practice for historians?
Or, maybe the appraiser had just looked up Davy Crockett in Wikipedia because his legendary exploits and real life are not the same, and/or the appraiser was not so familiar with him?
Or, maybe the appraiser (and historians in general) used "David" to distinguish the real person from the legend, and, maybe aspects of him dying at The Alamo are more legendary than the real circumstances, so the appraiser chose not to mention it (for time).

It was interesting to see the changes in value. I'd like to know more about the reasons. Is it ever because the appraiser was wrong earlier?

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1 hour ago, shapeshifter said:

The only thing that struck me as odd was the appraiser referring to him as David Crockett instead of Davy Crockett. I see that Wikipedia just mentions "Davy" at the beginning and then uses "David" throughout the article, so maybe that's standard practice for historians?
Or, maybe the appraiser had just looked up Davy Crockett in Wikipedia because his legendary exploits and real life are not the same, and/or the appraiser was not so familiar with him?
Or, maybe the appraiser (and historians in general) used "David" to distinguish the real person from the legend, and, maybe aspects of him dying at The Alamo are more legendary than the real circumstances, so the appraiser chose not to mention it (for time).

It was interesting to see the changes in value. I'd like to know more about the reasons. Is it ever because the appraiser was wrong earlier?

With the military items there’s a few instances where the appraiser had it wrong. For example the American tonnage flag from WWII isn’t really worth anything while the patches were the most valuable items in the lot.

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7 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

t was interesting to see the changes in value. I'd like to know more about the reasons. Is it ever because the appraiser was wrong earlier?

I think the vast majority of the changes are due to Econ 101 reasons: supply and demand. For example, once we Boomers are gone, nobody will be paying big bucks for Howdy Doody paraphernalia. And fashion plays a role: the decline in value of so-called 'brown furniture' corresponds to the rise of the white-and-bright modern style currently popular.

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