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Old March 9th, 2011, 09:39 PM
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What is the oldest item you own ?

I have a table from 1840 .
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Old March 9th, 2011, 09:52 PM
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t I believe this is the oldest item I own...it was given to me at the age of 5, by a neighbor after I had my tonsils out..She wa quite elderly at the time, or so it seemed to a 5 yr oldI am guessing it;s close to 100 yrs old.


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Old March 9th, 2011, 10:11 PM
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I have a rolling pin that my great, great grandfather made.
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I have shabbat candle holders that came from my great grandmother, who emigrated from Belarus, at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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Probably my dresser. My Great-Grandfather made it for my Great-Grandmother in about 1862 and also a small footstool that he made for her at the same time. (my one Grandfather was 22 years older than my Grandmother). I have a couple of Chinese baskets but don't know if they are that old or not. I also have a wodden sugar barrel from about the same time that was a from a Great-Great-Grandmother's. And have a couple of items of clothing from the Great-Great-Grandmother.
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Trackypup beat me to it. I was going to say my husband too!
I do have a china (porcelain?) dachshund that my father bought in Niagara Falls on my parent's honeymoon 60 years ago. That's probably the oldest thing I own.

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The US version of Antiques Road Show,started off here,in Concord Ma. We had tickets to the 1st appraisal fair, to get the show rolling, from a friend of Bruce..who actually is now on the show, as an expert. Well, it was summer,and it was hot,and I said I don't want to go..whatta mistake I have a vase from my Mother I have been wondering about for years,and going, would have given me an answer...
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I have a really cool letter written to my great grandmother from a doctor in Montana dated March 23, 1915. Apparently my great grandmother was having an affair with this doctor from Billings Montana and her husband at the time found out and was blackmailing him for the trifling sum of $18.00. This was a letter to say goodbye although his feeling for her had not changed.
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Trip, Rob and always watch Antiques Roadshow; if we are out late, on a Saturday night, we record the show. It's amazing how many treasures people have "up in their attic" and don't have the slightest clue what they are worth. Being the garage sale fanatic that I am I have actually picked up a few collectables. The best bargain I got was a Japanes patchinko for $.50. All it needed was a glass cover so the balls could slide down without falling all over the place.
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I have shabbat candle holders that came from my great grandmother, who emigrated from Belarus, at the beginning of the twentieth century.

We have a set that date back to about 1910
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I have a silver basket, with handle and feet, that was given to my mother for her wedding. We had it appraised a number of years ago and the date mark puts it at 1635.

When I was a child used to drop marbles in it because they made a "neat" sound. The dents are still there and those dents also "dented" it's value.

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Probably my grandmother's wedding band.

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