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'Antiques Roadshow': Boy Scout items worth small fortune

'Antiques Roadshow': Boy Scout Neckerchief Slides Worth A Small Fortune

On "Antiques Roadshow," a woman brought in a collection of boy scout neckerchiefs that she bought at a flea market for just one dollar.

She said the cashier at the grocery store put all of the pieces in a plastic bag and she couldn't help but think one dollar for an instant collection was a good investment...even though she didn't know what the pieces were.


"I would say that the value is probably more like a thousand dollars."


"Really?! Wow! Woohoo! Hahahaha! A dollar for a thousand dollars! Yay!!"

That's right. The collection was worth a thousand times what she paid for it. Not too shabby.

PBS notes that one of the things boy scouts do as a right of passage is get a neckerchief that relates to their personality.

The appraiser said the boy scout slides were carved out of wood and stained to look nice. She added that she would date the pieces from the 1940's.

The slides also come in metal and other materials and can be found online on Amazon.com.

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Hello, Jeffrey June 17 2014 at 9:50 AM

A thousand dollars is always a fortune to someone who works for a living. Only a political asshat would go political on a moment like this.....idiot!

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larryweekley01 Hello, Jeffrey June 17 2014 at 12:38 PM

Some people stub their toe and immediately blame Obama. Let them rant - if it soothes their soul.

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Vi larryweekley01 June 17 2014 at 1:55 PM

That type of person has developed what is called a serious Political OCD condition,
usually associated with snarky old men.

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hellyon3too larryweekley01 June 17 2014 at 2:39 PM

And just about the same number of people immediately blame Bush.

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cbcmkting June 17 2014 at 7:34 AM


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satchel0805 June 17 2014 at 7:25 AM

Advice I wish was given to me 55 years ago-----"Never break or throw away a toy and keep the box it came in."-----"When leaving for the service take your two shoeboxes full of 1958 to 1966 baseball cards to a safe place."----"Listen more and talk less."

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s satchel0805 June 17 2014 at 7:56 AM

My mother threw out my cards also. 50s and 60s Yankee cards.

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marshalekc satchel0805 June 17 2014 at 12:57 PM

Tis...true...my dad...past away at 82 years, 3 years ago. He saved everything!!! Wow what a treasure he left...oh my goodness!!! NO ONE IS looking through anything....I have the baseball cards, 45's from...WOW....THANKS DAD!!! I now just to find his Army/Air Force flight suit from, I believe the early 1950's or 1960's.

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lkemer June 17 2014 at 1:41 PM

A thousand dollars is a lot to someone on a fixed income. Many seniors wonder where there next meal will come from and if they could afford the co-pay for their medicines. For all those who say $1,000 is not a small fortune, I dare you to find a person in need and give to them $1,000. You will probably then realize that $1,000 is quite a bit of change.

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BURNTWEENYRIFF June 17 2014 at 7:31 AM

Good for her Many people view making a good buy or find as some kind of unethical or illegal thing . People make suprising buys all the time. The guy who bought the paper weight at the flee market for $3.00 and it was a million dollar sappire, or the man who found the oil painting with map that was worth millions. Nothing wrong with this at all.

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Daddy O June 17 2014 at 11:12 AM

A thousand dollars is not that much until you try to save it.

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Glenn Daddy O June 17 2014 at 3:36 PM

Very true.

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Sir Said June 17 2014 at 8:15 AM

WOW, $1,000 is a small fortune, then I guess I must be very rich.

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Phillip Lojek June 17 2014 at 3:10 PM

Did O'blamer try to tax the $1000 yet?

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xanadutu Phillip Lojek June 17 2014 at 7:45 PM

NO, The effn GOPS/TPS already TOOK HER PROPERTY and $1,000!!!

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exitscreaming June 17 2014 at 12:52 PM

If it's Tuesday you know AOL will be running an Antiques Roadshow article and misusing the term " small fortune "

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oujoou June 17 2014 at 6:15 AM

Wow. What's it like to buy pointless things in a flea market to make a couple hundred bucks. Even if it's a 2 million dollar painting . . . I wonder about these people. Purchases like clothes . . . for example . . . are supposed to make you happy and empowered. Ebay is one of those places to learn about the power of a purchase. You have the gift. OR you don't. I don't think anyone respects you more if you buy something for cheap and sell it. You're a greedy person. What's to respect about greed? Change your life. BUY one thing on ebay that you love. Buy a leather jacket. Something you won't soon part with. Anything. Leave the 'buy cheap sell high' for the low lives. DO something meaningful for and with your money. Learn a profession well. If you don't everyone around you will appear to be moving at a high speed . . . while you are rubbing two sticks together to start a fire. :(

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