Great Finds from Antiques Roadshow in New York
New York’s rich history and diverse mix of cultures make it a veritable treasure trove of collectibles. Check out some of these amazing discoveries from some of our past shows in the Empire state.
Mid-19th Century Tiffany Silver Tea Service
The Tiffany Co. started out in downtown Manhattan and moved further and further uptown over the course of the years. The address marking on this tea set, 550 Broadway, tells us that it was made between 1854 and 1857. A set like this with all five pieces in tact can be valued between $8,000 to $12,000.
Columbia University Diploma with Dwight D. Eisenhower Signature
Dwight D. Eisenhower spent some time as president of Columbia University in the 50s. This diploma with his signature is now worth between $700 and $900.
1907 Brooklyn Baseball Team Photo
This rare early photo pictures the 1907 Brooklyn baseball team, and features Charlie Ebbets in the front row. Value: $4,000 to $6,000
1951 Yankees & Marilyn Monroe Signed Baseball
This signed photograph and baseball was given to a member of her backup band at a party in 1953. The ball was signed by the entire Yankee team, including Joe DiMaggio. Value: $15,000
1788 New York Daily Advertiser
This rag paper dates back to 1788 - right around the time the New York Assembly was voting whether to accept the Constitution. It was pressed in an old magazine, which affected it's quality, but it is still valued in the range of $2,500 to $3,500.
Tiffany & Co. Etruscan Revivial Gold Necklace
In the 1870s, archaeologists began excavating ancient jewels from the Etruscan empire, thousands of years ago. They thought it was so beautiful that they reproduced it througout Europe. This piece was made by Boucheron for Tiffany, and is in excellent condition. Value: $25,000
1964 Forest Hills Tennis Club Beatles Unused Ticket
This ticket is great because it's never been torn, but unfortunately for a bad reason - the owner left it at home by mistake on the night of the concert. Some consolation - a stub would be probably $50 to $60, and the full ticket right now is around $200 to $300.
Signed Andy Warhol Collection
This lot consists of a print of Warhol's iconic soup cans, a signed cover of Interview magazine, as well as three actual signed cans of soup. The owner bought everything from Andy himself for $125. Value: $27,000-$36,500
Babe Ruth Signed Photos
This collection of photos hung in the Hilltop Restaurant until the 1960s. It includes a rare photograph of the Babe as a three-year old, with a charming inscription: "What a nice little boy at age three. But now, wow. To my pals Herbie and Gertie, Babe Ruth." Value: $25,000 to $30,000
1863 New York Butter Churn
This butter churn originated in Havana, New York. It's rare to find a piece of stoneware with such elaborate, free-form cobalt decoration, and on top of that it's volume is quite large - six gallons. Value: $3,000