What’s in Your Attic…
I was watching Antiques Road Show and am always fascinated by the stuff people bring in, how they got the thing, the story behind it and the price! I love the stores. So many people find treasures at garage sales, charity thrift shops, relative’s attics etc.
And they are worth a flipping fortune! And the people had no idea, they just bring it in on a fluke. When a Native American blanket comes on I know that’s a ton of money, or a NA basket. Those are priceless and often museum quality.
And then there’s the Civil War Confederate ammo box or gun or sword. They’re always worth a bundle. Often these have letters from the soldier who was a relative. How exciting is that!
I have a painting my grandmother got for a wedding present that I love. Don’t know if it’s worth anything but I love it. And some cut glass and gold coins and grandmother’s china etc. I guess the item I prize most is my grandmother’s wedding ring that’s inscribed from FF to AK 4-25-13. And my grandfather’s citizenship papers. He came in through Ellis Island from Italy and became a citizen of the US. He framed the citizenship papers and it hung in the living room till he died.
So, chickies, what neat stuff is in your attic? Any treasures you cherish from relatives, garage sales, etc?
Any you found the worth of and nearly passes out? Any neat stories to share?