It's Monday … which means I've got Antiques Roadshow on my get-to-do list.
I love, love, love antiques. And not just because they're unique and wonderful vintage pieces. Most times people have collected at least a little bit of the history that goes along with their treasures. Better yet are the heirlooms passed down through generations within a family — then there are even more fascinating details.
I hang out at a lot of tag sales and estate sales so I'm always on the lookout for amazing antiques. I just know I'm going to be one of those people who finds a long-lost treasure of artwork for $10 at a neighborhood garage sale! Well, I can dream can't I?
Tonight's show is from Washington, D.C. and includes a 1958 signed letter by none other than Martin Luther King, Jr., a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph and a unique, turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set worth about $90,000. I would adore anything by Andy Warhol, one of my favorite artists from the 1960s. And who wouldn't want to sip tea from a Gorham silver tea set?
Be sure to watch the show to the very end while the credits are still rolling -- then you'll see the people whose cherished keepsakes have been estimated to have very little market value. All of them, however, have still had tons of fun at the event.
Here are a few tidbits that you may not have known about Antiques Roadshow:
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