It's always fun to watch people's mouths drop open when they discover something they own that they thought was worthless turns out to be worth more than they could have imagined. That's why it's still fun to revisit older moments on "Antiques Roadshow." This week, the show looked back at a jug brought in by a woman way back in 1998.
She paid $50 for the 20-gallon jug and another piece. She'd managed to sell the other piece for a modest profit, and so she was out nothing for the jug at the time of its appraisal on the show. She thought it was "ugly," but "unique," so she brought it in.
She discovered that the jug actually dated back to Pennsylvania 1860. Its value? Between $30,000-50,000. Her reaction? A huge gasp and an, "Oh my gosh!"
Even more adorably, the woman exclaimed, "Yes! This is my 15 minutes of fame!”
The show offered an update of the piece the appraiser described as "extraordinary." In the intervening years, it had increased in value to the neighborhood of $100,000-150,000.
Nostalgia rules on "Antiques Roadshow," Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on PBS.
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