Can You Guess How Much These "Antiques Roadshow" Items Were Worth?

By: J.P. Naomi
Image: PBS Antiques Roadshow

About This Quiz

If you laugh at the following quote, this quiz is for you!
"Antiques: Grandma had it; Mom threw it out; I bought it back!"

Sound familiar? Well, hop on in! We're taking you on the road to see if you've got antiquing in your blood! To see if you can spot an oil painting! To see if you have an eye for authentic Native American quilts! To see if you know the value of Jimi Hendrix's old clothes!

Because who wouldn't want to pay top dollar for those items! In fact, many people do! Did you know there are more than 5,000 items that have been featured on "Antiques Roadshow" since 1979? Forty seasons later, this show "rode" all the way from the United Kingdom to the United States, to Canada, across Europe and as far away as Australia! There are dozens of official appraisers, and each is an expert in their field. Their eyes are trained to spot only the best items from their industries. From fine arts to ceramics, from glassware to furniture, from Grandma's basement to your neighbor's yard sale, these appraisers will either make your day or crush your dreams. It's time to find out how much it's all worth!

Do you have what it takes to ace this Antiques Roadshow quiz? Let's hit the road and find out!

This item was appraised by Christopher W. Lane of The Philadelphia Print Shop West. The map is made of paper and was featured in the Palm Springs episode during Season 21 of "Antiques Roadshow."

Marshall Martin, of Antique and Collectible Dolls, has a specialty in dolls and placed a value of $5,000 on this item. Martin has degrees in education, art history and anthropology and is well-known and respected in the antique doll world.

Paul Grimm was born in South Africa in 1891 and moved to the United States as a young boy. He gained much of his fame by painting landscapes of Southern California in the 1920s.

Cartier was founded in Paris, France, in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier. The company recorded $6.1 billion in revenues in 2016.

This Seth Thomas Clock was appraised by San Delaney of Delaney Antique Clocks in West Townsend, Massachusetts. This item was featured in the Palm Springs episode of "Antiques Roadshow."

"Antiques Roadshow" originated in the United Kingdom in 1979. The series has since spun-off into other countries, including the United States and Canada, in the same format.

George Cousineau was a French harp-maker. In the 1700s, he helped advance the future of harps by expanding the chromatic capability of the harp by building instruments with 14 pedals.

Did you know that the Pueblo de San Ildefonso dates back to 1300 A.D.? Today the Pueblo consists of more than 60,000 acres and has an enrollment of approximately 750 people.

Julian Onderdonk is often referred to as "the father of Texas painting." Did you know three of his paintings decorated the Oval Office during the presidency of George W. Bush?

These items were appraised by Arlie Sulka of Lillian Nassau LLC in New York City. They were featured on the Chicago edition of "Antiques Roadshow" in 2003.

A barrel piano is also known as a roller piano. These pianos were usually powered by turning a hand crank, though coin-operated models were prevalent in establishments such as pubs and cafés.

Charles Francis Albert I was a bow maker and violin maker. He emigrated to the United States in 1854 and established his own business in 1865.

The Arkansas Territory Council Minutes were appraised on the Hot Springs, Arkansas edition of "Antiques Roadshow." Ken Gloss of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston, Massachusetts, set their value at $10,000 - $15,000.

Kerman carpets are one of the traditional classifications of Persian carpets. They are named after Kerman, which is both a city and a province located in south central Iran.

This particular "Antiques Roadshow" item falls under the category of 'tribal arts.' It was appraised by John Buxton of Dallas, Texas, and was featured on the Orlando edition of the show.

Known as The Fight, or The Fight of the Century, this fight took place on March 8, 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Joe Frazier was known as "Smokin' Joe" and Muhammad Ali was simply called "The Greatest."

Appraiser Ted Trotta has a specialty in tribal arts. He valued this animal hide Apache medicine pouch at $3,500 during the Orlando edition of "Antiques Roadshow" in 2016.

Tiffany & Company is an American luxury jewelry and specialty retailer headquartered in New York City. The company was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young n September 18, 1837.

Louis Froelich was a Bavarian mechanic who came to the United States by way of England. He started his sword-making business in Wilmington, North Carolina, and quickly earned the nickname "Sword Maker for the Confederacy."

Appraised by Noel Barrett of Noel Barrett Antiques and Auctions Ltd., this Winnie the Pooh Ventriloquist Dummy was featured on the Orlando edition of "Antiques Roadshow" in 2016.

James Callahan was the appraiser called to action when this Ming-style Bronze Censer came around. As a specialist in Asian arts, Callahan, of Tremont Auctions in Newton, Massachusetts, had no trouble placing a $30,000 value on it.

Victor Chemin was born in Paris, France on August 25, 1825. He was a successful student of Antoine Louis Barye and was first exhibited at the Salon of 1851.

This prized tusk item was appraised by Anthony Slayter-Ralph of Santa Barbara, California. It was featured on the Virginia Beach episode of "Antiques Roadshow" in 2016.

Ever-Ready Shaving Brushes were first introduced in 1915 and continued production until the early 1990s. Prior to being named Ever-Ready, the company was known as The Yankee Company.

Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting, starting with The Story of Doctor Dolittle in 1920. The inspiration for his characters is thought to be Scottish surgeon John Hunter.

This item, like other tribal arts items, was appraised by Ted Trotta. Trotta was an original member of The New York Leadership Counsel for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian located at the Custom House in Lower Manhattan.

Featured on the Boston, Massachusetts, edition of "Antiques Roadshow", this French Crystal Regulator was appraised at $8,000 - $10,000 by John Delaney. It is categorized under the brass, gilded and glass material categories.

Appraiser Peter Pap of Peter Pap Oriental Rugs of San Francisco, Inc. was on hand for this "Antiques Roadshow" in Salt Lake City. He valued this rug at $4,000 in 2016.

Looking for a Zee Wo Silver & Cinnabar Cutlery Set? Better have $5,000 - $7,000 on hand! This set was appraised by Grogan & Co.'s Michael Grogan in 2016.

Hiratsuka is a city located in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is home to approximately 257,000 people and is currently governed by Mayor Katsuhiro Ochiai.

Don't let this memorabilia go. For just $1,000, you could bid on this signed campaign hat of John F. Kennedy. Kennedy served as the 35th President of the United States until his assassination in November 1963.

Robert Smithson was born in Passaic, New Jersey. on January 2, 1938. He was an artist most remembered for his use of photography in relation to sculpture and land art. He died in 1973 at the young age of 35.

"Light the Fire Within" was the motto of the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Seventy-eight nations participated in this Olympics, which was officially opened by then President George W. Bush.

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. He is best known for his equation E = mc2. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Duffner & Kimberly was a New York City company that produced leaded glass and bronze lamps around the same time as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Tiffany Studios. They introduced their first lamps in 1906.

Bernard Buffet was a French painter of Expressionism and a member of the anti-abstract art group L'homme Témoin. His collections are spread all throughout the world from Asia to Europe to North America.

For just $1,000, this 17th century piece could be yours! That's according to appraiser Sebastian Clarke of Rago Arts & Auction Center of New Jersey. He appraised this table on the Cincinnati edition of "Antiques Roadshow" in 2012.

"Forrest Gump" was released on July 6, 1994, across America. It brought in more than $677 million. Jenny was portrayed by actress Robin Wright.

Made of mahogany, this table was appraised at $1,500 by Sebastian Clarke. It was featured on the Salt Lake City episode of "Antiques Roadshow" in 2016.

Because who WOULDN'T want a 20th century totem pole for $100? John Buxton was the appraiser for this piece of tribal arts. Made of wood, it was featured in the Boston, Massachusetts, episode of "Antiques Roadshow" in 2012.

Jimi Hendrix's real name was James Marshall Hendrix. In fact, he was born Johnny Allen Hendrix but changed his name along the way. He died at the age of 27 but is highly regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music.

Joseph Henry Sharp was an American painter and a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists. Throughout his career, he produced more than 10,000 works of art most of which were of Native Americans.

In 2013, Kevin Zavian appraised these earrings at $75,000 - $100,000 in the Cincinnati episode of "Antiques Roadshow." Zavian is a third generation jeweler from New York.

Lucille Désirée Ball Morton was an American actress, comedian, model, film-studio executive, and producer. She was best known as the star of the self-produced sitcoms, "I Love Lucy," "The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour," "The Lucy Show," and "Here's Lucy."

Edouard Léon Cortès was a French post-impressionist artist of French and Spanish ancestry. He is known as "the Parisian Poet of Painting" because of his diverse Paris cityscapes in a variety of weather and night settings.

Shirley Temple was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's #1 box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938. She was named United States Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States under Presidents Carter and Bush, respectively.

This 19th century oil seascape was featured on the Seattle, Washington episode of "Antiques Roadshow" in 2012. It was appraised by Debra Force at $250,000.

Star Trek was created by Gene Roddenberry. It is said that Roddenberry was inspired by the Horatio Hornblower novels, Gulliver's Travels and Wagon Train, in creating the series.

Rugs and textiles appraisal expert Katy Kane named the price of this 19th century quilt. It was featured on the Salt Lake City, Utah episode of "Antiques Roadshow" in 2016.

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