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Sisters discover lamp worth $125,000 on 'Antiques Roadshow'


'Antiques Roadshow': Two Sisters Emotional Over Value Of Mother's Lamp

On "Antiques Roadshow," two took a stroll down memory lane when two sisters brought in their mother's lamp that was purchased in the1960s for $125. And while they had a feeling the lamp could be worth a lot, they had no idea just how much.

"This lamp is worth between $80,000 and $125,000 dollars," the appraiser announced. "Congratulations!" The sisters both broke into tears and hugged -- they were shocked.

We figured it would be worth a lot of money considering it was worth around $200 back in 1905, which was a lot of money back then.

We then got an update that the lamp is now worth between $250,000 and $300,000 dollars! The gorgeous glass lamp was made at a studio that was operated by the son of the founder of Tiffany and Company. The lamp dates from 1905 and has the "rose helmet" shade design. The arc and leaf base gives it an art nouveau style. The appraiser points out that this particular lamp has a very unusual design, which is part of the reason for its high value today.

While original Tiffany lamps cost more than a mortgage, beautiful replicas can be purchased for under $200 on Amazon.com. You can also find similar Tiffany style lamps on Overstock.com in the same price range.

Check out "Antique's Roadshow" behind-the-scenes:



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dan_crabtree June 24 2014 at 11:41 AM

Bronze base signed tiffany studios new york with original wiring in the seventies eighties and early ninetys.. yep worth a ton of money indeed sadly that market has dissolved so maybe for the right collector ten to to twenty thousand is top dollar here...period.. if that..Been there done this..

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Kate dan_crabtree June 24 2014 at 12:26 PM

Not this one. It's the base that makes it so rare, and there are still plenty of Tiffany collectors who would pay top dollar for it.

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MARIE Kate June 24 2014 at 3:00 PM

You are correct--this lamp is top bucks, over $200,000.00 is not a guess, its an expectation.

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pat June 24 2014 at 12:22 PM

Your copy person apparently hurriedly puts together these headlines as the updated value is $250,000- $300,000 The valuation of $125,000 is from the original airing in 1999. The story is it's more than doubled, but had risen higher and fallen down to $300k during the 15 years

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jsnoobert pat June 24 2014 at 2:45 PM

Well said Pat, a rush job indeed!

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morine44 June 24 2014 at 4:59 PM

GET RID OF "PRESENTER" LAUREN SOLOMON. SHE TALKS THROUGH HER NOSE, HER VOICE CONSTANTLY BREAKS AND WHEN SHE SAYS "TV REPLAAAAAAAAY," I WANT TO HURL.

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Christopher morine44 June 24 2014 at 5:42 PM

all the newsy minders are the same way , they are programed to be a certain way since childhood when they were told liberialism was the best thing since sliced bread... whole wheat of course , no chemicals and grown in soil with no pesticides and shipped in a solar truck to the solar powered supermarket with a bike rack out front for me to park my bike... oh yeah , if it wasn't for OIL we would have none of the above mentioned

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hockeydad39 Christopher June 24 2014 at 6:58 PM

Whats this got to do with anything? Am I missing something?

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futbook June 24 2014 at 2:53 PM

I watched this show last night. It was originally broadcast in 1999, yet Aol reports it as if it were current?

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Mandoist June 24 2014 at 3:27 PM

When I see these 'emotional' reactions, I always wonder what the tears are for? mama? Or the Money??

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cbasconsuelo Mandoist June 24 2014 at 6:08 PM

MAMA IS GONE! THE CASH IS IN!! TARAAA!!

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Rob June 24 2014 at 12:29 PM

It's only worth as much as someone is willing to pay.

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Lisa Rob June 24 2014 at 4:38 PM

Isn't that true of anything? How about Labradoodles or Chiweenies? Mutts, yet silly people pay 1,000 or more for them.

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hockeydad39 June 24 2014 at 6:54 PM

This is actually an old clip from the 90s. The lamp is actually worth up to 300,000.00 now. They just replayed the clip a few days ago and saw it. They didnt show the updated price here because they wanted us to think this was new news. Lazyass writing. Sit on your couch, watch a show, write an article and get paid for it. I could do that.. Sad what people call news nowadays.

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sincityskater1 hockeydad39 June 24 2014 at 11:59 PM

Dude. Mom jeans. Radical.....

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sincityskater1 hockeydad39 June 25 2014 at 12:00 AM

Or Utah

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debnaert June 24 2014 at 10:43 AM

Worth this much to me? NO!

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hellyon3too debnaert June 24 2014 at 2:19 PM

If it was yours, and you were trying to sell it, you betcha it would be worth that much to you.

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cclay12300 June 24 2014 at 6:50 PM

Knock the whinny voice back a few notches

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I LOVE YOU JENNY June 24 2014 at 7:12 PM

I would hug them too!!!!!!!!

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