Antiques Roadshow Activity

What are these items and what are they worth? The value of these objects depends on who made them, what they are made out of, how old they are, how rare they are, and what condition they are in. Show the pictures and ask the girls what they think it is and what they think it might be worth.  Write down their answers.  Go through all the pictures.  Then go back and tell the girls the details of each item. These owners were all very surprised at the value of these items, because they did not really know what they had.  Do you think they treated their items differently once they found out what they were and what they were worth? Give each girl and envelope with a mirror inside.  Ask them to open their envelopes and guess what the worth of their object is. If you don't know who you are, you will not understand your worth. Who are you?  How do you treat your body?  Do you understand it's worth and why you should take special care of it? Show a picture of the nearest temple.  Why do we take special care of our temple?  It is God's House.  Our bodies are the houses of our eternal spirits.  As literal spirit daughters of our Heavenly Father, our bodies are temples.  They deserve our special care.

A violin made by the Gagliano family in Naples in the early 1800s and a violin bow made in France in the shop of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume — the pair estimated to be worth between $72,000 and $94,000.
Navajo Ute First Phase Chief's Blanket Valued at $750,000 to $1,000,000 Tucson, Ariz.
Housewarming gift - Oil painting by Clyfford Still Valued at $500,000
Carved rhinoceros horn cup collection from 1700 China - valued at $1,000,000 - $1,500,000
Collection of three Great Basin baskets made in Nevada. Appraiser Bruce Shackelford gives them a conservative auction estimate of $60,000 to $75,000.
  Owner paid $8.00 for this clock, didn't want it, didn't like it, called it "Mr. Ugly" - it was appraised at between $75,000 and $100,000
   This lamp was about to be thrown away and was rescued by a woman who paid $30 for it 40 years ago.  It is an authentic Tiffany Lamp, but due to damage, it is valued at $15,000.00 - in good condition it would be worth $30,000.00

Read the story of this brooch here

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