Antiques Roadshow

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    Oct 19, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    Do you have this TV programme in the States? Is there anything old enough (apart from Caslon) to be on Antiques Roadshow?
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    Oct 20, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    It's normally on the public broadcasting network. I ahvent seen it in s afew years. It;s popular with seniors.


    You silly chav



    ( just kidding)
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    Oct 20, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    redheadguy saidDo you have this TV programme in the States? Is there anything old enough (apart from Caslon) to be on Antiques Roadshow?

    1. Yes, but the Brit version is far more challenging (to appraise) and has more quirksome bits and bobs.
    2. Perhaps the ye olde colonial wood that he's off polishing at this very moment.
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    Oct 20, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    I assume you're a bud of Caslon, to mention his age? I'm older than him by 2 years, and older than most guys here.

    I don't watch the Roadshow too often, on American PBS, but I love the unexpected treasure.

    When someone brings this simple chest of drawers, or a Native American blanket, and they're told it's worth half a million dollars.

    I remember an episode where a woman learned a dresser was worth $500k, and she said: "I guess I'll have to tell my husband he can't put the TV on top of it in the bedroom anymore."
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    Oct 20, 2008 3:24 AM GMT
    beaujangle said
    redheadguy saidDo you have this TV programme in the States? Is there anything old enough (apart from Caslon) to be on Antiques Roadshow?


    lol!
    Yeah, I actually lol'd with this one.
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    Oct 20, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    Eddie Izzard:Yes, and, um, I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from. And uh… Oh, yeah. You tear your history down, man! 30 years old, let’s smash her to the floor and put a car park here! I have seen it in stories. I saw, you know, something in uh…uh…a program on something in, uh, Miami. And they were saying, “We’ve redecorated this building to how it looked over fifty years ago!” And people were going, “No, surely not, no. No one was alive then.”
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    Oct 21, 2008 4:52 AM GMT
    I once was watching the US version of the show, and they profiled this deceased potter from San Diego. I had bought a little vase at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in LA years before, and realized then that my $14 purchase was from her studio. I sold it on Ebay for almost $800 Canadian.

    A similar incident happened when my cul de sac had a community garage sale. I walked over to my neighbor's house where I found these four mixing bowls that looked cool. I bought them for $4. About six months later, I saw someone talking about them on some decorating show. I put those on Ebay and sold them to someone in Japan for almost $800, too.

    I'm not the kind of person who collects antiques, but I'm pretty good at selling them.