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.

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"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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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21, As people enter the convention center they have a brief interview by volunteers who give them tickets depending up the items they are bringtin for appraisal on August 21, 2010. These tickets will get them to the correct appraiser. (Photo by Tracy A Woodward/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Folk art and collectables are brought in for appraisals for the PBS series 'Antique Roadshow' at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Saturday, June 23, 2012. John Lytle Wilson, left, shows off a painting of a pair of twins from his family dating back to 1850 as Stan South, right, waits for an appraisal of his flax comb dated 1775. Some of the appraisals were filmed, and will air between January and March of 2013. (Janet Blackmon Morgan/Myrtle Beach Sun-News/MCT via Getty Images)
390703 04: Tara Finley, left, an appraiser on Chubb''s Antiques Roadshow television show tells Sue Dale that her penny arcade machine from the 1920''s is worth $700, June 16, 2001 during filming in Miami. The popular show attracted more than 6,000 people who brought in antiques and collectibles to be appraised. (Photo by Tim Chapman/Getty Images)
390703 02: Jim Duncan, right, holds up a collection of old Creek Chub Tarpon Pikies fishing lures June 16, 2001 while he waits in line to get into Chubb''s Antiques Roadshow television show at the Coconut Grove Convention Center in Miami. Some of Duncan''s lures were appraised at thousands of dollars. Over 6,000 people from across south Florida arrived hoping to get appraisals of theirs antiques to see if they had any unexpected valuables. (Photo by Tim Chapman/Getty Images)
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