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Antiques Roadshow, PBS

Antiques Roadshow on PBS

Everyone thinks they have something in the closet that may be worth a fortune. On Antiques Roadshow, they find out. Uploaded by

I have a beautiful dream. In my dream I take that dingy old painting in the gaudy frame out of the closet. I take it to Antiques Roadshow, where an art appraiser tells me that I have an original Rembrandt. What’s more, the frame comes from the palace of Louis XVI, and is solid gold. Together they’re valued at…

A man shows off a treasure on Antiques Roadshow

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That’s when I wake up. Because I have no dingy painting. I own no gaudy frame. I am the closest thing to an antique in my house. Still, I dream of striking it rich. Like the person who brought some teacups to a Tulsa show, to find out they were carved from rhinoceros horns, and are worth up to $1.5 million. Shoot, I’d be happy if they dropped the last three zeroes.

The best part of Antiques Roadshow, though, is the stories people tell. Seems like almost everyone has something in their home whose value surprises them. Say…when is the Roadshow coming to North Carolina? I have a 2008 phone book in near mint condition.

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  1. I love the Roadshow, but sadly, I don’t think I have anything in my home that’s worth anything.  I may have an old Atari in the closet somewhere.