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Do you collect Antiques?

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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April 9, 2014 is

National Cherish an Antique Day

Today is National Cherish an Antique Day! Do you have any family heirlooms hidden away in your closets? Today is the day to polish them up and put them on display! Humans have been collecting antiques since the beginning of our history. We have always been fascinated by the stories behind these curiosities and the rare glimpse they give us into the lives of our predecessors.

In 1979, the first episode of Antiques Roadshow aired in the United Kingdom. Local residents presented their family heirlooms and collectibles for appraisal, and learned their true value. The show was an instant success and is still in production today. On the American version of the show, the most valuable find to date was a set of carved rhinoceros horn cups, which were appraised at $1-$1.5 million!

To celebrate National Cherish an Antique Day, learn the story behind your favorite antique and share the tale with family and friends. Happy antiquing!

Do you collect any? Do you have any that are worth alot of money?

Please share with us.

by on Apr. 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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Janet
by Ruby Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 2:57 PM

No, but I have a one that is worth some money.

MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Apr. 9, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Is it worth like thousands or just a few hundred?

Quoting Janet:

No, but I have a one that is worth some money.

Janet
by Ruby Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I'm not really sure. My step-dad gave it to me before he died and said it was worth a lot of money. Probably hundreds.  Lol

Quoting MistressMinerva:

Is it worth like thousands or just a few hundred?

Quoting Janet:

No, but I have a one that is worth some money.


MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Apr. 9, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Have you ever thought to take it somewhere and see how much it is? And maybe cash in?...lol

Quoting Janet:

I'm not really sure. My step-dad gave it to me before he died and said it was worth a lot of money. Probably hundreds.  Lol

Quoting MistressMinerva:

Is it worth like thousands or just a few hundred?

Quoting Janet:

No, but I have a one that is worth some money.

tamikadorch26
by on Apr. 9, 2014 at 3:18 PM
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I have a old fashion glass doll that I won at the fair when I was 5 years old. She came in a box with papers saying she was 1 of the 1000 dolls like her that was made. She is a 1817 glass doll. With a lovely dress , hand bag, hat, and she is standing on a stand. She is 18" tall herself. I never played with her or took her out of the box. She has a name on her neck. I still have her to this day and will pass her to my daughters when they are older. I don't want to sell her. 

Janet
by Ruby Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Yes, but I don't know where to take it. I want an honest person.

Quoting MistressMinerva:

Have you ever thought to take it somewhere and see how much it is? And maybe cash in?...lol

Quoting Janet:

I'm not really sure. My step-dad gave it to me before he died and said it was worth a lot of money. Probably hundreds.  Lol

Quoting MistressMinerva:

Is it worth like thousands or just a few hundred?

Quoting Janet:

No, but I have a one that is worth some money.


goddess99
by Michelle on Apr. 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM

There were antiques in this home when I moved in, but I don't collect.

MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Apr. 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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Something like that I wouldn't want to sell either.

Quoting tamikadorch26:

I have a old fashion glass doll that I won at the fair when I was 5 years old. She came in a box with papers saying she was 1 of the 1000 dolls like her that was made. She is a 1817 glass doll. With a lovely dress , hand bag, hat, and she is standing on a stand. She is 18" tall herself. I never played with her or took her out of the box. She has a name on her neck. I still have her to this day and will pass her to my daughters when they are older. I don't want to sell her. 

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