Today's Antiques Roadshow was a "Roadshow Special Edition". Titled From Trash to Treasure, the whole hour featured items of value--some topping US$100,000.00--pulled from the trash. For anyone who missed it, you can watch all the appraisals here: Antique Roadshow: From Trash to Treasure.
There is a section of particular interest on this episode for the Save Reno Dumpster Diving crowd. A Reno Dumpster Diver pulled a US$800-900 1820 John Trumbull print from a Reno Dumpster and is featured in an appraisal on this special trash-filled hour, you can watch the clip here: Reno Dumpster Diver Featured on Antique Roadshow.
Here is the info on the episode:
Trash to Treasure
Monday, December 15, 8:00pm CHANNEL 5 (KNPB/Channel 5)Valuable items recovered from the trash are featured. Included: an autographed script of "The Informer," an Oscar-winning 1935 John Ford film; a rare 1885 Zuni Indian pot; items from Louis Comfort Tiffany's Laurelton Hall mansion.
CC, Stereo TVG Educational Taping Rights: 1 year"
In line with the Dumpster Diving of antiques and other valuables, in Forbes Magazine about a year ago they ran a feature in their section "Piece of the Week" called Dumpster Diving Pays Divedends, in which:
"A rare Arts & Crafts chair made by Charles Rolhfs and rescued from the trash made auction history last week. Expected to fetch around $30,000, it sold for the record price of $198,000.
Pulled from the neighbor's trash,..." (click the link above for full story)
So, we can conclude from the evidence presented in today's post--One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure. What are you waiting for? Take the day off or get extreme--quit your job--and...
dive a dumpster or your neighbor's trash bin (once it is on the street, of course); there could be a $198,000 chair waiting for you to save it. Oh, and while you're at it, don't forget--Save Reno Dumpster Diving.