What’s It Worth? column readers ask about Montreal exposition press badge and English glass vases. Antiques appraiser Terry Maurer answers questions about Montreal agricultural expo press badge and trio of pink and white Bristol Glass vases.
A What’s It Worth? readers asks about a painting by American artist Thomas P. Otter and the value of a Spokane Chronicle newspaper tube. The painting is an enhanced reproduction, with brushstrokes added for the appearance of “fine art.” The newspaper tube, about 50 to 75 years old, has value as a collectible.
American-made heritage quilts — hand-pieced and hand-quilted — can have good value. In today’s What’s It Worth? we review one such quilt from an inherited collection. We also answer another reader’s question about their antique children’s book — printed on linen.
What? Your Mom threw away all your old comic books? It’s a lament we sometimes hear from our private appraisal clients. The “victims” of Mom’s housecleaning usually feel they have lost a potential fortune. That’s not necessarily true, as you’ll read here in our review of an Archie comic from 1946.
Music takes center stage in today’s What’s It Worth? We answer a reader’s question about an early 20th century cornet handed down in the family. There is also an eye-appealing vinyl phonograph record that demonstrates not all records have just average value.
Plays and playing cards are the subjects of this edition of What’s It Worth? There’s a deck of 52 playing cards that commemorate the centennial of Washington’s “Emerald City” and three booklets produced to assist professional and amateur theatrical productions.
In today’s What’s It Worth? we answer reader’s questions about things to help set an elegant table. Specifically, a pair of silverplated candlesticks and a set of porcelain dinnerware with an interesting background.
Antiques Roadshow, public TV’s most-watched ongoing series, aired the first episode of its 20th season Jan. 4 with a show taped in Spokane last June. What’s It Worth? was at the production and interviewed three of Roadshow’s well-known, senior appraisers.
Almost three-quarters of a century ago, a new sports phenomenon roared into the Northwest. Unlimited hydroplanes raced for the first time on Seattle’s Lake Washington in 1951. The thunderboats came to the Tri-Cities in 1966.
Kids and families raced through the Mud Cubs Fun course had about 13 obstacles, from crawling through the mud under netting to negotiating a spider web of ropes and searching for toy dinosaurs in a murky, muddy pit. The second annual event is put on by Boy Scouts of America's Blue Mountain Council as an opportunity to expose the community to what scouting is all about.
Sarah GordonTri-City Herald
Mud Cubs Fun Run
Talking with Chiawana High School football player Caleb Weber
Daisy Dickenson shows pig for first time at Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo