Transcript: Onions - Antiques | Sep 28, 2000

(Music plays)

The opening sequence shows a wooden table with a small-lit candle as
Several words fly by: Nutrition, medicine, prevention, treatment,
health. Fast clips show different sets of hands performing
activities on the table such as pulling petals from a daisy, drawing
a big red heart, tuning a violin, flipping through the pages of a
book, cooking, and pouring a glass of red wine. In animation, the
Title appears inside the shape of a house: ‚”More to life.” Then,
Maureen reappears in the studio.

Maureen Taylor sits in a studio with yellow walls and a small TV set
in the background, which reads “More to life.”

Maureen is in her late thirties, with wavy brown hair in a bob.
She's wearing a black and white blazer over a red silk blouse.

Maureen says HELLO AND WELCOME
TO MORE TO LIFE.
IN A FEW MINUTES WE'LL
GO ANTIQUE HUNTING
WITH SUSAN SCOTT AND
CONRAD BIERNACKI.
BUT FIRST, THEY'RE LIKE AN
UNDER-APPRECIATED SPOUSE:
ALWAYS IN THE KITCHEN,
VERSATILE AND HARDWORKING,
THEY ADD FLAVOUR TO LIFE,
AND IF YOU TREAT THEM
PROPERLY, THEY
WON'T MAKE YOU CRY.
THEY'RE ONIONS AND
AUTHOR ROSEMARY MOON
HAS A GREAT DEAL OF
RESPECT FOR THEM.
SHE'S WITH US TODAY TO TALK
ABOUT THIS UNDERRATED VEGGIE
AND HER NEW BOOK,
ONIONS, ONIONS, ONIONS,
AND WELCOME TO THE
PROGRAM, ROSEMARY,

Rosemary is in her fifties and has short grey hair in a pixie cut.
She wears a long silver necklace and a long sleeved shirt with red
and pink flowers.

Rosemary says HI.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Maureen says CAN YOU GIVE US
A QUICK SKETCH
OF THE DIFFERENT
TYPES OF ONIONS
THAT YOU TALK
ABOUT IN THE BOOK?

A caption appears that reads ”Rosemary Moon. “Onions, Onions, Onions.”

Rosemary says SURE.
THEY'RE SO
MANY OF THEM.
CAN I JUST SAY, I LOVE
THAT LINE ABOUT IT LIKE
AN UNDER-APPRECIATED
SPOUSE, 'CAUSE I THINK
TO GET THE VERY
BEST FROM AN ONION,
YOU'VE GOT TO TEASE
AND CARESS IT TO GET
THE SWEET AND JUICY
FLAVOURS OUT OF IT.

Maureen and Rosemary sit at a table in the studio where a woven
basket carries different type of onions and two plates as well hold
a vibrant array of dishes: one is a pie and another a salad.

Maureen says OOH, NICELY PUT.

Rosemary says WELL, OKAY, NOW,
LET'S MOVE QUICKLY ON.
OKAY, THEY COME IN
ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.
DIFFERENT PUNGENCIES.
THEY'RE NOT ALL, YOU
KNOW, REALLY, REALLY HOT.
THERE'S SOME VERY MILD ONES,
AND WE INCLUDE THINGS
LIKE LEEKS AND GARLIC
IN THE ONION FAMILY.
BUT I'M ACTUALLY
CONCENTRATING
ON STRAIGHT ONIONS
IN MY BOOK.
SO WE'VE GOT RED ONIONS,
WHICH HAVE BECOME VERY,
VERY POPULAR FROM THE
POINT OF VIEW OF COLOUR.
THEY'RE GREAT RAW
AND IN SALADS.
YES.
BUT THE MINUTE
YOU COOK THEM,
THE COLOUR GOES
AND THEY TEND
TO JUST LOOK
A BIT MUDDY.

Maureen says OKAY, BUT THEY'LL
TASTE ALL RIGHT.

Rosemary says YES, YES, BUT THEY
DON'T HAVE THE SAME
DEPTH OF FLAVOUR AS THE
REGULAR BROWN GLOBE ONIONS.

Maureen says IS THAT WHAT
YOU CALL THIS?
WE CALL THEM COOKING
ONIONS SOMETIMES.

Rosemary says YES, THAT'S
ABSOLUTELY FINE.
YEAH, YES.
YOU JUST GO BUY ONIONS,
DON'T YOU, YOU KNOW?

Maureen says YES, IF I SEND MY HUSBAND
TO THE STORE FOR ONIONS
OR SOMETIMES I SAY ONIONS
ON THE GROCERY LIST
AND HE COMES BACK
WITH GREEN ONIONS.

Rosemary says YES, WHICH WE WOULD
CALL SPRING ONIONS
OR SALAD ONIONS
AT HOME.
I THINK THEY'RE
INCREDIBLY VERSATILE
BUT I PREFER THEM
SLIGHTLY COOKED TO RAW.
I DO FIND THEM A
BIT REPETITIVE.
PERHAPS IT'S
JUST AGE.

Maureen says YOU SAY IN YOUR BOOK
THAT WHAT THEY REALLY
ARE EDIBLE ALLIUMS.

Rosemary says YES, YES, SORT OF
LILIES, REALLY.

Maureen says OH, REALLY.
YES.
HOW DID THEY BECOME SUCH
A STAPLE IN THE KITCHEN?

Rosemary says WELL, I DON'T THINK
ANYBODY REALLY KNOWS
WHERE ONIONS CAME FROM
IN THE FIRST PLACE.
IT'S GENERALLY THOUGHT
THAT THEY WERE GROWING
NORTH OF INDIA AND AS
CIVILIZATION SPREAD,
SO ONIONS WENT
WITH PEOPLE.
AND THEY WERE ONE OF THE
FIRST THINGS THAT ONCE,
YOU KNOW, WE MOVED
FROM HUNTER/GATHERERS,
THEY WERE ONE OF THE FIRST
THINGS THAT PEOPLE
REALLY STARTED TO GROW.
AND I THINK BECAUSE ONCE THE
ROMAN POPULATION MOVED OUT
OF ITALY AND THROUGH EUROPE,
THEY TOOK ALL THESE THINGS
LIKE ONIONS AND GARLIC
WITH THEM, AND SUDDENLY,
HEY, PRESTO,
THEY'RE EVERYWHERE.
THEY'RE A STAPLE
IN EVERY CUISINE.
AND UNLIKE, FOR
EXAMPLE, TOMATOES,
WHICH WE THINK OF AS
INTERNATIONAL BUT YOU
REALLY DON'T GET IN
SAY, CHINESE COOKING,
THE OTHER GREAT ANCIENT
CUISINE OF THE WORLD,
ONIONS ARE JUST
IN EVERYTHING.

Maureen says THEY'RE THERE
EVERYWHERE.

Rosemary says ABSOLUTELY.

Maureen says WHAT DISHES DID YOU
BRING FOR US TODAY?

Rosemary says RIGHT, WELL, TO
START OFF WITH
I'VE BROUGHT SOMETHING
THAT'S VERY UNUSUAL.
IT'S AN ONION
PHYLLO PIE.
NOW I THINK
YOU SAY “FEELO.”

Maureen says YEAH, WE DO.

Rosemary says THAT'S FINE.
NO, THAT'S OKAY.
THAT'S OKAY, AND
PHYLLO PASTRY
IS JUST SO
EASY TO USE.
YOU BUY IT
READY PREPARED.

Maureen says MM-HMM.

Rosemary says BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE
PANIC ABOUT IT, BECAUSE
PEOPLE HAVE SAID IT DRIES
OUT REALLY QUICKLY.
SO YOU JUST NEED
TO KEEP IT COVERED
AND YOU NEED TO
BRUSH IT WITH OIL
OR BUTTER AS
YOU USE IT.

Maureen says OIL OR BUTTER.

Rosemary says BUT BECAUSE THIS
IS A BIT FUNKY,
IT'S GOT SORT OF
FUSION FLAVOURS,
LIME LEAVES AND CHILI
AND LEMONGRASS IN IT.

Maureen says DO YOU WANT TO GO
THROUGH THE INGREDIENTS?

Rosemary says YES, THAT
WOULD BE GREAT.

Maureen says WHY DON'T
YOU DO IT.
WHAT'S THE RECIPE FOR
THE ONION PHYLLO “FEELO”?

A screen appears under the title ‚ “Onion Phyllo Pie” It reads ‚ “4
sweet and 2 red onions, ¬Ω cup (100ml) peanut oil, 1 hot red chile,
seeded and chopped, 5 or 6 lime leaves, rind of 3 limes, shredded or
grated, 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised and chopped, 2 oz. (60 grams)
flaked coconut, salt, 2 tbsp. (25ml) soy sauce, 10 to 14 sheets
phyllo pastry.”

Rosemary says WELL, YOU START OFF
WITH SOME SWEET ONIONS
AND SOME RED ONIONS
FOR A BIT OF COLOUR.
YOU SLICE THOSE UP.
COOK THOSE IN PEANUT OIL
OR GROUND NUT OIL.
USE THAT OIL TO BRUSH
THE PASTRY TO KEEP IT MOIST.
I'VE ADDED A HOT RED CHILI
WHICH GIVES IT A BIT OF SPUNK,
AND SOME LIME LEAVES.
AND I THINK THERE'S ALSO
A STICK OF LEMONGRASS, WHICH
LOOKS LIKE A DEAD GREEN ONION.
SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN AT THE
BOTTOM OF THE FRIDGE FOR WEEKS
AND YOU SHOULD HAVE CHUCKED
IT OUT A LONG TIME AGO.
HIT IT WITH A ROLLING PIN,
CHOP IT VERY, VERY FINELY.

Maureen says THAT'S THE BRUISING PART, HIT IT WITH A ROLLING PIN.

Rosemary says THAT'S THE BRUISING PART.IT'S ALSO GOT COCONUT IN
THERE.
YOU COULD USE COCONUT CREAM
YOU WOULD USE FOR CURRIES,
OR FLAKE COCONUT,
AND THEN LIMES, GRATED LIME ZEST
AND THE JUICE.
AND WHAT I DO WHEN
I'M BRUSHING THE PIE,
THE PASTRY, IS I
MIX SOME OF THE OIL
WITH SOY SAUCE TO GIVE
IT A SLIGHTLY MORE -

Maureen says OH, THAT'S WHERE IT GETS
THE DARKER COLOUR ON TOP.

Rosemary says FUNKY FLAVOUR.
AND THEN I JUST COOK
THE ONIONS OFF -
HAVING LINED THE TIN WITH
SOME OF THE PASTRY,
COOK THE ONIONS OFF 'TIL
THEY'RE REALLY SOFT,
ADDED ALL THOSE FLAVOURINGS,
PACKED IT INTO THE PIE.
COVERED THE TOP
AND, HEY PRESTO,
STICK IT IN THE OVEN
FOR A SHORT TIME.

Maureen says I'M GOING TO
TRY A LITTLE BIT.
HOW WILL MY BREATH BE FOR THE
NEXT PART OF THE SHOW?
I HAVE OTHER GUESTS.

Rosemary says HANDSOME.
WILL YOU BE KISSING?
THERE'S NOT TOO MUCH
GARLIC IN THERE.

Maureen says NO.

Rosemary says I WAS REALLY PLEASED WHEN
I DEVELOPED THIS RECIPE
BECAUSE MY PARENTS ARE
IN THEIR LATE '70s
AND THEY WERE COMING TO LUNCH
THE DAY THAT I DID THIS,
AND I WONDERED WHETHER
IT WAS GOING TO BE
A BIT EXOTIC FOR THEM.

Maureen says RIGHT.

Rosemary says BUT THEY LOVED IT.
THEY DID, THEY
LIKED IT.
THEY REALLY DID AND I
THINK THE FLAVOURS
ARE SO INTERESTING.

Maureen says WHAT A NICE LUNCH
THAT WOULD BE.

Rosemary says YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.
IT'S A GIRLY LUNCH.
IT'S A SHOPPING LUNCH.
IT'S A FAMILY DISH.

Maureen says WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN
ENGLAND THAT ARE LIKE
OUR VIDALIA ONION -
THEY'RE NOT OURS,
THEY'RE GEORGIA'S, BUT I
LOVE VIDALIA ONIONS.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE?

Rosemary says WELL, SWEET ONIONS HAVE
REALLY ONLY JUST HIT US
AND THEY'RE A
VERY NEW THING
IN UP-MARKET
SUPERMARKETS,
REALLY SORT OF
FOODIE PLACES.
AND WE DON'T HAVE
VIDALIAS AS SUCH,
BUT WE HAVE THE
OSO ONION.

Maureen says OSO.

Rosemary says WHICH IS A WHITE ONION,
SMALLER THAN THE BIG
WHITE ONIONS WE'VE
GOT IN THE BASKET,
BUT THEY ARE SWEET.

Maureen says IF IT'S A SWEET
ONION THAT YOU WANT,
DO YOU RUIN EVERYTHING
BY COOKING WITH IT
OR SHOULD IT BE
EATEN RAW?

Rosemary says IT'S ONE OF THE ONIONS
WHICH IS REALLY NICE
TO EAT RAW.
WE ARE COOKING WITH IT
BECAUSE WE'RE BRITISH.
WE DON'T KNOW ANY
BETTER, REALLY.
[laughing]

Maureen says YOU COOK EVERYTHING.
DO YOU WANT TO SHOW
US HOW TO PEEL
AN ONION SO THAT IT
DOESN'T MAKE US WEEP?

Rosemary takes out a wooden cutting board and a white onion and she
peels the outer brown layer of the onion.

Rosemary says OKAY.
GOT A LITTLE
CUTTING BOARD THERE.
THERE ARE A LOT OF
PEOPLE ARE SAYING NOW,
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
I'VE ACTUALLY GOT A VIDALIA
ONION HERE WHICH I'LL CHOP.
FIRST OF ALL, A LOT OF
ONIONS ARE BEING GROWN...
THIS IS SLIGHTLY
HIGH UP.
COULD YOU JUST HOLD ME
UP SO I CAN GET TO THIS.
A LOT OF ONIONS ARE BEING
GROWN FROM SETS WHICH
ARE THE SORT OF RETARDED
MINI-BULBS OF ONIONS WHICH
ARE HELD BACK AND THEN YOU
PLANT THEM THE NEXT SEASON
AND THEY ARE STARTING TO
MAKE THE OUTER LEAVES
OF SOME ONIONS
REALLY RATHER TOUGH.
SO I THINK IT'S
QUITE A GOOD GAME
TO TAKE OFF THAT
FIRST LAYER.
NOW, I'M SURE THIS WOULDN'T
HAPPEN ON A VIDALIA ONION,
BUT AS A GENERAL RULE, HAVE
YOU EVER HAD A CASSEROLE
WHERE YOU'VE GOT
SUDDENLY QUITE HARD BITS
OF UNPLEASANT ONION IN
IT, THAT'S, AS I SAY,
THE GRAIN FROM
THE SETS.
NOW, I'VE TAKEN THE
SKIN OFF AND I'M JUST
GOING TO DUMP THAT, BUT
I'VE LEFT THE ROOT ON.
AND THAT'S BECAUSE I ALWAYS
CUT THROUGH THE ROOT LIKE THAT
BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF
THE ALLIUM THAT MAKES YOU -
THE STARTING OFF BIT THAT
MAKES YOU CRY IS BY THE ROOT.

Maureen says OH.

Rosemary cuts the onion in half and then cuts through that half but
not to the root.

Rosemary says SO I JUST GO STRAIGHT
THROUGH THAT, OKAY?
AND I'LL POP
THAT DOWN THERE.
AND THEN I'M GOING
TO CUT THROUGH
BUT NOT QUITE
TO THE BOTTOM.

Maureen says WHY IS THIS?

Rosemary says BECAUSE IT HOLDS
IT ALL IN PLACE.
YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO SMILE
DOING THIS AS A DEM BECAUSE
WHEN I WAS AT COLLEGE, I
FELL DOWN THE STAIRS AND
I HAD TO GO FOR PHYSIO ON MY
KNEE TO GET THE SWELLING DOWN
AND I MISSED THE LECTURE
ON CHOPPING ONIONS.
SO THIS IS A VERY NEW SKILL
FOR ME TO DO THIS PROPERLY.
[Laughing]
SO CUT THROUGH THAT
WAY AND IT'S STILL
CONNECTED AT THE ROOT.

Maureen says UH-HUH.

Rosemary cuts the halfed onion in the other direction creating an
arch.

Rosemary continues THEN MAKE AN ARCH AND CUT
THROUGH TOWARDS THE ROOT.
I HOPE PEOPLE
CAN SEE THIS.

Maureen says I THINK WE GET
THE IDEA.

Rosemary says OKAY, SO WE'VE GONE
THAT WAY AND THAT WAY,
BUT IT'S ALL STILL
CONNECTED AT THE ROOT.

Maureen says RIGHT.

Rosemary says SO WHEN WE GO LIKE THIS,
YOU'LL GET YOUR LITTLE DICE. AND MOST OF THE-
WHEN YOU GET
TO THAT STAGE
WHERE YOU DIDN'T
QUITE GET THROUGH -

Maureen says WE'RE NOT CRYING
OR ANYTHING.

Rosemary says WE'RE NOT CRYING.
THEN WHAT I WOULD DO
THEN IS JUST GO THROUGH.

Maureen says I'VE HEARD IF YOU PUT
THEM IN THE FREEZER
FOR A LITTLE
BIT, IT HELPS.
YOU DON'T BOTHER
WITH ALL THAT.

Rosemary says WELL, NO, THIS IS A
SWEET ONION SO THE STRENGTH
OF IT ISN'T SO LIKELY TO
MAKE YOU - IT'S REALLY
QUICK TO DO AND IT PRODUCES
WONDERFUL RESULTS.
BUT WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU'VE
GOT THIS ENZYME IN THE ONION
AND WHEN YOU CUT THE ONION,
OTHER ENZYMES WORK ON IT,
AND WHEN IT MEETS MOISTURE,
AS IN THE TEAR DUCTS
IN YOUR EYES, IT CREATES
SULPHURIC - ANYWAY,
SOMETHING SULPHURISH,
AND THAT MAKES YOU CRY.

Maureen says MAKES YOUR
TEARS COME OUT.
YOU WOULDN'T GO
RUB YOUR EYES NOW
UNTIL YOU WASH
YOUR HANDS.

Rosemary says CERTAINLY NOT, AND
ESPECIALLY IF I'VE
CHOPPED UP THE CHILI
FOR THE PHYLLO PIE.
THAT ESPECIALLY.
BUT THIS ENZYME IS
PRESENT IN ALL ONIONS,
BUT IN DIFFERENT
AMOUNTS.
SO IN THE PARTICULAR TIME
OF YEAR WHEN THEY'RE
REALLY FRESH, JUST
IN FROM THE FIELDS,
THERE'S GOING TO BE
MORE OF IT AND THEY'RE
GOING TO MAKE
YOU CRY MORE.

Maureen says WELL, AS A WAY TO WRAP UP,
HOW DO WE STORE ONIONS?
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE
TO SEE THEM STORED?
Rosemary says WELL, THEY'VE GOT TO
BE DRIED OFF SLIGHTLY
AND THAT HAPPENS
BEFORE YOU BUY THEM.
BUT WHEN YOU BUY THEM,
KEEP THEM IN A BASKET,
PREFERABLY IN THE DARK,
AND SOMEWHAT AIRY.
IF YOU GROW
YOUR OWN ONIONS,
THEN YOU NEED TO KEEP THEM
IN A FROST-FREE SHED.
OKAY.

Maureen says OKAY?
SO THEY SHOULDN'T GET
FROZEN, OBVIOUSLY, EITHER.

Rosemary says NO, NO.

Maureen says I'VE HEARD PEOPLE SAY
THAT YOU COULD PUT THEM
IN AN OLD NYLON
STOCKING?

Rosemary says YES, YES, THAT
WORKS QUITE WELL.

Maureen says IT DOES.

Rosemary says BUT YOU DO NEED TO CHECK
THEM AND MAKE SURE
THAT THE AIR IS GETTING
AROUND THEM ALL THE TIME
BECAUSE LIKE APPLES,
IF YOU STORE THOSE,
YOU KNOW, IF YOU GET
A BIT OF BADNESS,
THEN IT WILL GO
THROUGH THE WHOLE LOT.

Maureen says THIS HAS BEEN GREAT.
THANK YOU VERY
MUCH, ROSEMARY.

Rosemary says GREAT.
I'VE THOROUGHLY
ENJOYED IT.
I WISH WE COULD HAVE
HAD THE WHOLE PROGRAM.

A book cover with several types of onions appears on the table next
to the basket of onions.
Maureen says YOU COME BACK
AGAIN THEN.
TALK FOR HOURS.
AND TALK
ABOUT ONIONS.
THAT'S ROSEMARY MOON.
SHE IS THE AUTHOR OF
ONIONS, ONIONS, ONIONS.
IT'S PUBLISHED
BY FIREFLY.
FOR THE TRUE ONION GARDENER,
ROSEMARY RECOMMENDS
A COUPLE OF CANADIAN
SEED COMPANIES.

A panel appears it reads ‚”Ontario Seed Company. (519) 886-0557.”
Then another panel appears and it reads “Stokes Seeds. (905) 688-
4300. www.stokeseeds.com.” And the last panel reads “More to Life.
www.tvo.org/moretolife.”

Maureen says THE ONTARIO SEED COMPANY IN WATERLOO IS A LARGE
SUPPLIER OF ONIONS. YOU CAN REACH THEM AT (519) 886-0557 AND STOKES
SEEDS IN ST.
CATHARINES WILL SEND YOU
A FREE CATALOGUE. THERE PHONE NUMBER IS 905) 688-4300 OR VISIT THEIR
WEBSITE www.stokeseeds.com. AND
YOU CAN FIND THE RECIPE FOR
ROSEMARY'S ONION PHYLLO PIE
ON OUR WEBSITE: www.tvo.org/moretolife.
EVEN THOUGH THERE'S A
HINT OF FROST IN THE AIR,
IT'S FAR TOO EARLY
TO START HIBERNATING.
FALL IS A GREAT SEASON
FOR COUNTRY FAIRS
AND OUTDOOR
ANTIQUE SHOWS.
CONRAD BIERNACKI AND SUSAN
SCOTT WILL JOIN US
IN A MOMENT TO TAKE
YOUR QUESTIONS
ABOUT ANTIQUES AND
COLLECTIBLES.
WE TAGGED ALONG WITH THEM
RECENTLY WHEN THEY VISITED
DUNDAS, ONTARIO, THE
SITE OF THE PROVINCE'S
LARGEST OUTDOOR
ANTIQUE SHOW.

A clip shows a line of cars and a yellow sign that reads “Antique
Show. Entrance” Then people walking up the grassy pathway to the
entrance tent with a similar yellow sign and carrying their own
wooden antiques, inspecting china on tables, glass bottles, and
picnic baskets.

Susan is in her fifties and has pixie cut white hair. She wears a
khaki sleeveless jacket on top a white long sleeved blouse and khaki
pants.

Conrad is in his fifties and he has short grey hair and is balding
with red glasses. He wears a dark green jacket on a maroon button up
shirt and red-rimmed glasses.

Conrad and Susan stand next to a table with picnic baskets and
Conrad inspects one.

Susan says OH, I LOVE
PICNIC BASKETS.

Conrad says I LIKE COMING TO THE
CHRISTIE ANTIQUE SHOW.
THERE'S OVER 300 DEALERS
HERE FROM ACROSS CANADA
AND THERE'S LOTS
TO LOOK AT.

Susan says AND I LIKE ONE-DAY SHOWS
BECAUSE I COME EARLY
AND I SEARCH FOR BARGAINS
AND THEN I STAY LATE,
AND BECAUSE EVERYBODY
HAS TO PACK UP,
THEY TEND TO HAVE THE PRICES
GO DOWN AS THE DAY GOES ON.
WHAT DO YOU THINK, WILL
WE FIND A TREASURE?

Conrad says LET'S GO
HAVE A LOOK.
I'M SURE OF IT.

A clip shows a Santa Claus pipe, a glass doll with yellow hair
pearls, and a tin man.

Conrad says LOOK WHAT I FOUND,
SUSAN, IT'S THE TIN MAN.

Susan says THAT'S WHAT I REALLY LIKE
ABOUT THESE OUTDOOR SHOWS,
YOU ALWAYS FIND
THESE MASSIVE PIECES
THAT YOU WOULDN'T
FIND ANYWHERE ELSE.
YOU COME OUT HERE FOR
THE DAY, WALK YOUR DOG,
YOU PUSH YOUR BABY
IN THE STROLLER,
YOU HAVE A PICNIC
AND YOU LOOK AT
ALL THIS KIND
OF STUFF.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Conrad says WELL, TIN MAN
IS 550 DOLLARS.

Susan says I DON'T THINK
SO, CONRAD.
[Laughing]

Conrad says I THINK IT WOULD LOOK GREAT
IN SOMEONE'S BACKYARD.

Susan says BUT NOT MINE.
I THINK YOU AND I SHOULD
PROBABLY SPLIT UP
AND DO OUR ANTIQUING
SEPARATELY.
HOW ABOUT WE MEET
LATER FOR A PICNIC.

Conrad says WE'LL SEE YOU THEN.

A little girl puts on a hat and smiles at the camera and then Conrad
sucks down fruit drink smoothie with three straws.

Conrad stands in front of a white tea maker that has the front side
as a clock and a metal hot water maker make up the machine. A tea
making manual appears as well.

Conrad says YOU'LL NEVER KNOW
WHAT YOU'LL FIND
AT THE OUTDOOR
ANTIQUE SHOWS.
HERE IS A WONDERFUL ART DECO
ENGLISH PLASTIC TEA MAKER.
WELL, THE FRONT
IS A CLOCK.
ACTUALLY, IT'S
AN ALARM CLOCK.
HERE WE HAVE THE
HOT WATER MAKER.
YOU FILL THIS
WITH WATER.
IT WOULD BOIL.
THE BOILING WATER WOULD
GO THROUGH THIS TUBE
INTO YOUR TEAPOT AND YOU'D
HAVE FRESH, HOT MADE TEA.
NOW, THE PIECE DE RESISTANCE
FOR THIS WHOLE SET IS THIS,
WHICH IS THE
INSTRUCTION MANUAL,
FOR THE GOBLIN TEASMADE
AUTOMATIC TEA-MAKING OUTFIT.

(music plays)

Susan stands in front of colourful bracelets on bracelette holder
racks. Susan picks up two of them and the camera zooms in.

Susan says I ALWAYS HEAD TO BAKELITE
WHENEVER I COME TO THESE SHOWS,
AND IF I COULD HAVE
ANY BRACELET HERE,
I THINK THE ONE I'D PICK
WOULD BE THIS POLKA DOT ONE.
UNFORTUNATELY,
I DON'T HAVE $1,000
SO I GUESS I'M NOT
GOING TO BE ABLE TO
TAKE IT HOME WITH ME, BUT
I MIGHT WANT THIS ONE.
OH, I LOVE THIS ONE,
WITH THE GLITTER
AND THE HINGE
WHICH YOU CAN SEE.
NOW, I ALWAYS CARRY
A MAGNIFYING GLASS
THAT I BOUGHT AT THE
SCIENCE CENTRE FOR $2
AND I SUSPECT THIS
HAS SAVED ME
HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS
OVER THE YEARS
BECAUSE YOU CAN CHECK AND
SEE EXACTLY WHAT'S ON THIS.
FORTUNATELY, THIS ONE IS
TOO SMALL FOR MY WRIST,
SO I THINK I'M GOING TO
BE ABLE TO SAVE MY MONEY
HERE TODAY AND HEAD
FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

(music plays)
Susan walks through the market and sits in a leather chair and
Conrad eats pink cotton candy and sits in a leather chair as well.

A man dressed as Elvis appears. He has dark black hair and
Sunglasses.

Elvis says WE'RE HAVING A GREAT TIME
OVER HERE, AREN'T WE?
SPENDING ALL
YOUR MONEY.
FINDING STUFF
THAT YOU LIKE.
TAKE IT BACK
HOME WITH YOU.
AND THEN, GOD
KNOWS WHAT HAPPENS.

Susan stands in front of Canadian posters that appear old fashioned
one says “Canadian Pacific” and another “ Francais.”

Susan says I LOVE TRAVEL POSTERS AND I
WISH I'D BEEN AT THIS BOOTH
EARLIER BECAUSE THIS
POSTER APPEALS NOT ONLY
TO THE TRAIN COLLECTOR BUT
THE TRAVEL POSTER COLLECTOR,
AND IT SOLD WITHIN MINUTES
OF THE SHOW OPENING FOR 850 DOLLARS.
PAY ATTENTION
TO THEM, THOUGH,
BECAUSE THEY'RE NOW
REPRODUCING THESE POSTERS
IN THE CANADIAN PACIFIC SHOP
SO TAKE A LOOK AND BE AWARE.

Conrad stands next to melmac dishes.

Conrad says HERE WE'RE LOOKING AT
A WONDERFUL DISPLAY
OF COLOURFUL
MELMAC DISHES.
YOU'RE PROBABLY ALL
FAMILIAR WITH THESE,
VERY POPULAR IN
THE 1950s AND '60s.
BACK THEN IT WAS AFFORDABLE,
IT WAS LIGHTWEIGHT.
IT WAS COLOURFUL.
IT WAS EASY TO CLEAN UP.
IT WAS VERY WELL USED
AND IT'S SORT OF RARE
TO SEE A LOT OF PIECES LIKE
THIS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.
TODAY THEY'RE
MAKING A COMEBACK.
LOTS OF COLLECTORS
APPRECIATE THESE,
BOTH BECAUSE THEY ARE
STILL QUITE AFFORDABLE
AND ALSO VERY COLOURFUL AND
TO USE ON THE BACK PORCH
OR ON THE PICNIC
OR AT THE COTTAGE.
THEY'RE GREAT EXAMPLES.

(music plays)

Elderly woman says HOW MANY PLATES
DO YOU HAVE?

(Country music plays)
Conrad walks through the fair eating fries a hotdog, and a roast
beef sandwich and lastly getting his blood pressure checked. Then a
scan of an antique tea collection with colourful flower prints.

Susan says IT'S ALWAYS AMAZING TO PEOPLE
TO SEE THIS 20TH CENTURY
CHINTZWARE SELLING
FOR HUNDREDS
AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.
THIS COFFEE POT THAT WAS
PROBABLY MADE IN THE 1950s
AND SOLD FOR ABOUT 9.50 DOLLARS
IS PRICED AT OVER 1,000 DOLLARS.
WHEN I LOOK
AROUND THIS TABLE,
I CAN HARDLY
BELIEVE IT.
I WISH MY MOTHER COLLECTED
WHOLE SETS OF THIS.
I THINK THE PIECE
I LIKE THE BEST
IS THIS ROYAL
WINTON TOAST RACK.
IT'S AN UNUSUAL SHAPE
AND IT'S CERTAINLY
AN UNUSUAL PRICE.
IT PROBABLY SOLD FOR
ABOUT 5 DOLLARS IN THE 1940s
AND IT'S NOW PRICED
AT 360 DOLLARS, SO MAYBE -

Conrad says HEY, I'M
INTERESTED IN THIS.

Susan says I DON'T THINK SO.

Conrad says I COLLECT
TOAST RACKS.

Susan says I DON'T THINK SO.
ARE YOU HERE NOW?
ARE YOU GOING TO
TAKE ME FOR LUNCH?

Conrad says WELL, I'M NOT
SO HUNGRY NOW.
OKAY.


Susan says WELL, THAT'S
FINE THEN.
WHAT DID YOU BUY?

Conrad says LET ME SHOW YOU.
I BOUGHT THIS PLATE.
I'VE GOT DOZENS OF THESE
SIMILAR ONES AT HOME.
THEY'RE ENGLISH MADE BUT
THEY LOOK LIKE THEY'RE
JAPANESE, ABOUT 1870.
WHAT DO YOU THINK
I PAID FOR THAT?

Conrad shows Susan a plate with bird print on it.

Susan says I SHUDDER TO THINK.
MMM, 75 DOLLARS MAYBE?

Conrad says MAUREEN, WHAT'S
YOUR BID?

Maureen says AH, I'LL THINK
ABOUT IT.
OKAY, WE'VE GOT CONRAD
BIERNACKI AND SUSAN SCOTT
HERE WITH THEIR
NEW TREASURES,
AMONG OTHER THINGS.
BUT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
ABOUT SHOPPING FOR ANTIQUES
OR THE VALUE OF SOMETHING
YOU ALREADY OWN,

A caption appears on the screen showing two numbers.

GIVE US A CALL. IN TORONTO DIAL 416-484-2727. LONG DISTANCE CALL 1-
888-411-1234.
AND YOU CAN ALWAYS e-mail US
AND DESCRIBE YOUR TREASURE moretolife@tvo.org
THAT'S THE ADDRESS.
HI, GUYS.

Susan, Conrad and Maureen are back in the studio sitting down in red
chairs.

Susan says HELLO.

Maureen says NICELY DONE.
CONRAD, LOOKING A LITTLE
HEAVIER, SHALL WE SAY?
[Laughing]
LET'S SEE THIS
PLATE AGAIN, CONRAD.
IF I'M GOING TO TELL
YOU WHAT I THINK -

Conrad says SHALL I PASS
IT TO YOU?

Maureen holds up the bird printed plate.

Maureen says YEAH, GIVE
IT TO ME.
SO THIS IS THE PLATE
AND ON THE BACK -
IT'S MADE IN JAPAN.
EVERY TIME SOMEBODY CALLS
IN ABOUT JAPANESE CHINA,
YOU TELL THEM THAT THERE
WAS A LOT OF THAT MADE,
WHICH IS CODE FOR,
IT'S NOT WORTH A LOT?

Conrad says WELL, THE PLATE HAS
FOOLED YOU RIGHT AWAY
BECAUSE YOU SAID IT
WAS MADE IN JAPAN.
IT DOES SAY ON
THE BACK “JAPAN,”
BUT JAPAN IS THE
PATTERN NAME,
AND SO IT WAS MEANT
TO MAKE YOU THINK OF
ORIENTAL THINGS, BUT IT
IS AN ENGLISH PLATE.

Maureen says OKAY.


Conrad says THERE'S MORE
TO KNOW.

Maureen says YOU PAID 35 DOLLARS.
35 DOLLARS, RIGHT.
THAT'S RIGHT?

Conrad says YEAH, 35 DOLLARS.

Maureen says I JUST GUESSED THAT!
NOBODY TOLD ME, HONEST,
I WASN'T PREPPED ON IT.
HOW MANY PLATES AS THE WOMAN IN
THE PIECE SAID,
HOW MANY PLATES
DO YOU HAVE?

Conrad says OH, JUST A FEW
HUNDRED MAYBE.

Maureen says MAYBE.
WHAT IS YOUR
THING WITH PLATES?
WHERE DID THIS
COME FROM FOR YOU?

Conrad says I GOT INTERESTED IN
BLUE-AND-WHITE CERAMICS
AND STARTED TO
COLLECT THEM.
IT JUST MUSHROOMED
INTO ALL SORTS.
IT'S THE
COLLECTOR'S BUG.

Maureen says ALL RIGHT, SUSAN, SHOW
US WHAT YOU BOUGHT
AT THE ANTIQUE SHOW.

Susan holds the pin in her hand.

Susan says OH, WHERE TO START.
ONE THING THAT I THINK YOU
MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN,
MAUREEN, ALTHOUGH I
DON'T THINK
CONRAD WILL LIKE IT.
IT IS A LITTLE PIN AND IF
YOU GO TO PLACES THESE DAYS
LIKE HOLT RENFREW'S,
YOU SEE A LOT OF THESE
FRUIT PINS, VINTAGE.
THEY HAVE VINTAGE
JEWELLERY AT HOLT'S
AND YOU'LL SEE IT
FOR PROBABLY 295 DOLLARS.
AND THIS ONE I BOUGHT
IN THE FIELD FOR 65 DOLLARS.
NOW, MY MOTHER WOULD
SAY, I GROSSLY OVERPAID,
BUT I THINK IT'S
A REAL BARGAIN.

Maureen says WILL YOU WEAR THAT?

Susan says OH, ABSOLUTELY.
LOOK, I THINK IT'S
ME, DON'T YOU?

Maureen says I DO.
TELL US ABOUT THE
BAKELITE, THOUGH.
1,000 DOLLARS FOR THAT
BRACELET?

Susan says YES.

Maureen says WHY?
IT'S PLASTIC, RIGHT?

Susan says I KNOW, BUT IT'S BECOME
VERY, VERY POPULAR.
THERE WAS A BRACELET,
A PLASTIC BRACELET
THAT SOLD DOWN IN CHICAGO
TWO YEARS AGO FOR OVER
10,000 DOLLARS U.S. BECAUSE IT
WAS A NUMBER OF COLOURS
PUT TOGETHER.
I BROUGHT FOR THOSE OF
YOU WHO HAVE, YOU KNOW,
OLD PLASTIC FROM THE '30s
AND MIGHT WANT TO CHECK
AND SEE IF IT'S BAKELITE,
I BROUGHT A LITTLE PACKAGE
THAT I GOT IN FLORIDA
CALLED SIMICHROME, OKAY?

Maureen says SIMICHROME POLISH.

Susan says AND IF YOU TAKE SIMICHROME
AND YOU PUT IT ON A KLEENEX
AND YOU RUB IT ON YOUR
BAKELITE OR YOUR PLASTIC,
YOU WILL SEE THAT
THERE'S A CHEMICAL -
THEY SAY YOU CAN RUB
BAKELITE AND GET A SMELL,
BUT LOOK AT THE COLOUR.
IT TURNS A VERY,
VERY YELLOW COLOUR.
NOW, WHATEVER
COLOUR BAKELITE IS,
IT WILL GO THIS
DIRTY YELLOW COLOUR
AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF A
CHEMICAL IN THE BAKELITE.
SO IF YOU WANT TO
BUY SOME SIMICHROME,
YOU CAN POLISH THE
CHROME ON YOUR CAR
AND YOU CAN CHECK
YOUR PLASTIC.
IT'S HARD TO
UNDERSTAND, I GUESS,
FOR MOST OF YOU WHY SOMEBODY
WOULD PAY HUNDREDS
OF DOLLARS FOR A BRACELET,
BUT I'VE SEEN THIS BRACELET,
FOR EXAMPLE, PRICED
AT 400 DOLLARS OR 500 DOLLARS.
NOW I DIDN'T PAY THAT BECAUSE
THIS ONE HAS A SMALL FLAW
AND I BOUGHT IT TO WEAR,
BUT PLASTIC COLLECTORS
ARE SERIOUS, YOU KNOW?

Maureen says RIGHT, OKAY.
CONRAD, WHEN YOU WERE IN
DUNDAS AT THE OUTDOOR FAIR,
WHAT WOULD THEY HAVE DONE
AT THAT FAIR OR SHOW
IF IT HAD POURED RAIN?
DO THESE THINGS GO
ON RAIN OR SHINE?

Conrad says IT'S RAIN OR SHINE.

Maureen says IT IS, EH?

Conrad says SO YOU KEEP YOUR FINGERS
CROSSED FOR GOOD WEATHER.

Maureen says AND WHEN YOU GO, YOU
SAID IN THE PIECE,
YOU LIKE THESE BECAUSE YOU
USUALLY SEE THE BIGGER ITEMS.
WE SAW YOUR TIN MAN,
BUT WHAT ELSE?

Conrad says YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT TO
EXPECT AT AN OUTDOOR SHOW.
THERE'S DEALERS WITH LITTLE
TRAYS OF SMALL THINGS,
JEWELLERY ITEMS,
YOUR BAKELITE.
THERE ARE LARGE
FURNITURE PIECES.
THERE WAS EVEN A
POPCORN MACHINE
FROM THE CNE
1920s THERE.
SO YOU NEVER KNOW
WHAT TO EXPECT.
THAT'S PART OF
THE FUN OF IT,
AND THERE'S SO
MUCH THERE, TOO.
Maureen says AND, SUSAN, YOU
HAD SOME TIPS
ABOUT COMING EARLY
AND STAYING LATE.
GO OVER THAT AGAIN.

Susan says WELL, CONRAD AND I HAVE
DIFFERENT APPROACHES
TO OUTDOOR SHOWS.
THIS ONE STARTS
AT 8:00 WHICH
SOME PEOPLE CONSIDER A
VERY CIVILIZED TIME.
I LIKE THE ONES
THAT START AT DAWN.

Maureen says OH, DAWN?
ON SATURDAY MORNING,
I'M GOING TO BE
HEADING OFF TO KELSO TO
THE CONSERVATION AREA
BECAUSE THERE'S
WHAT THEY CALL
DAWN TO 4:00 ANTIQUE SHOW;
AND I GET UP AT 4:30,
HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE
AND I HEAD OUT TO KELSO
WITH MY FLASHLIGHT AND YOU
GO OUT - IT'S WONDERFUL -
AND THE SUN RISES AND YOU WALK
AROUND WITH YOUR FLASHLIGHT
AND YOU LOOK FOR SOMETHING
THAT NOBODY ELSE HAS FOUND.
YOU AND THE HARDCORE
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS
WILL ALL BE THERE
BY SORT OF 5:30.

Maureen says BUT DO YOU GET YOUR BEST
BARGAINS IF YOU STAY
TO THE END AND THEY'RE
TRYING TO UNLOAD THINGS?

Susan says SOME PEOPLE
WOULD SAY SO.
IT'S A REALLY
INTERESTING QUESTION.
I HAVE NEVER STAYED
'TIL RIGHT TO THE END,
ALTHOUGH I HAVE SOMETIMES
GONE TO A SHOW LATE.
AND ESPECIALLY IF IT'S LIKE
A WHOLE SET OF DISHES
AND THE PERSON DOESN'T
WANT TO PACK THEM UP,
YOU MAKE AN OFFER.
AN OFFER THAT THEY CAN'T
REFUSE, AS YOU SAY,
BECAUSE THEY DON'T
FEEL LIKE GOING
TO ALL THE TROUBLE
OF PACKING.

Maureen says ANY OTHER TIPS,
CONRAD, FOR PEOPLE?

Conrad says NO, I AGREE WITH SUSAN
THAT YOU SHOULD GET THERE
AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
I JUST DON'T DO THAT.

Susan says AT LEAST BY
MID-AFTERNOON USUALLY.

Maureen says YEAH, OKAY.
ALL RIGHT.
WE DO HAVE SOME
CALLERS LINING UP
BUT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT
THE REST OF THE THINGS
AND I HAVE SOMETHING
TO SHOW YOU,
BUT I'LL DO THAT A
LITTLE BIT LATER.
IF YOU DO HAVE A QUESTION
ABOUT COLLECTING OR
ANTIQUE HUNTING OR HOW MUCH
SOMETHING IS WORTH ANYMORE,
WE WON'T GIVE YOU
SPECIFIC ANSWERS,
MOST LIKELY, BUT WE'LL
TRY TO HELP OUT.
CONRAD BIERNACKI AND SUSAN
SCOTT ARE MY GUESTS.

A caption appears on the screen it reads.

Maureen says GIVE US A CALL
IN TORONTO AT: 416-484-2727.LONG DISTANCE its 1-888-411-1234. AND THE
INTERNET ADDRESS HERE IS TO moretolife@tvo.org.
AND CONNIE IS
IN MISSISSAUGA.
HI, CONNIE.

Connie says HELLO.

Maureen says HELLO.

Connie says I'M ENJOYING YOUR
PROGRAM, THANK YOU.

Maureen says THANK YOU.

Connie says BELIEVE IT OR NOT TODAY MY
NIECE RECEIVED A PACKAGE
IN THE MAIL AND IT WAS FROM AN
AUNT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
AND SO MY 9-YEAR OLD NIECE
RIGHT NOW HAS BEEN GIVEN
A TEACUP, AND ON
THE BACK OF IT,
IT SAID TO COMMEMORATE
THE CORONATION
OF H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II,
JUNE 2ND, 1953.
IT'S A PARAGON AND
IT'S A LOT OF GOLD
AND THE “ER.”
INITIALS ON IT.
I WAS JUST WONDERING WHETHER
WE SHOULD EVEN BE LOOKING
AT THIS OR WE SHOULD
HAVE IT AWAY SOMEWHERE?

Maureen says OKAY, WHO WANTS TO DO
THE ROYAL TEACUP, CONRAD?
TEACUP;

Conrad says DOES IT
HAVE A SAUCER?

Maureen says DOES IT HAVE A
SAUCER, CONNIE?

Connie says ALL GOLD NEVER BEEN USED,
YUP, CUP AND SAUCER.

The caption changes to “Conrad Biernacki. Antiques Expert.”

Conrad says ALL RIGHT.
THERE'S LOT OF
COMMEMORABLE WARES MADE.
THE OLDER THE COMMEMORATION,
THE RARER IT IS
AND THE MORE
VALUABLE IT IS.
FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH II,
THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN
LOTS MADE AND THEY'RE
STILL LOTS AROUND,
SO IT'S NOT VERY
VALUABLE AT THE MOMENT.
IN ANOTHER 100 OR SO YEARS,

Maureen says A COUPLE MORE MONARCHS.

Conrad says KEPT IN GOOD CONDITION
YES THEN IT WOULD
INCREASE IN VALUE,
I WOULD THINK.
PARAGON SORT OF A
MID-RANGE MAKER
IN TERMS OF
BONE CHINA?

Susan says YES.
NICE BONE CHINA
ACTUALLY.

Maureen says SO, WOULD YOU?
PUT IT IN THE
CUPBOARD.

Susan says PUT IT IN THE CUPBOARD.

Maureen says DON'T USE IT EVERY DAY.
TRY NOT TO CHIP IT,
KEEP IT AROUND.
YOU SAY THE OLDER THE-
SO IS THERE VICTORIANA
COMMEMORATIVE WARE?

Susan says OH, ABSOLUTELY.

Conrad says GOT LOTS OF THOSE AND ALSO
FOR WILLIAM IV, GEORGE III.

Susan says OH, ABSOLUTELY.

Conrad says SO YOU CAN GO BACK A
BIT WITH THAT AND THOSE
ARE THE REALLY
VALUABLE ONES TO HAVE.
OKAY, ALL RIGHT.

Susan says AND QUEEN VICTORIA
HAS A HUGE FOLLOWING,
AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT.
Maureen says YEAH, OKAY.
THANKS VERY
MUCH, CONNIE.
THANK YOU FOR
THE CALL.
LET'S GO TO SUSAN'S CUTE
LITTLE TEACUPS HERE
WITH THE FEET ON THEM.
CAN PEOPLE SEE THAT?
WHAT ARE THOSE?

Susan picks up teacups with little feet on the bottom.

Susan says WELL, THESE ARE WALKINGWARE
AND I BROUGHT THIS
BECAUSE I PICKED THIS
ONE UP AT THE SHOW,
AND ONE OF THE THINGS YOU
HAVE TO WATCH SOMETIMES
AT OUTDOOR SHOWS IS THAT YOU
BETTER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE
LOOKING AT BECAUSE YOU'RE
DOING IT IN ONE DAY.
YOU OFTEN DON'T
KNOW THE DEALERS.
SO YOU BUY THINGS AND, YOU
KNOW, IT'S BUYER'S REMORSE.
YOU GET HOME AND DISCOVER
THAT THIS IS IN FACT
A REPRODUCTION.
IT WAS MADE IN
STOKE-ON-TRENT.
IT'S STILL BEING MADE
IN STOKE-ON-TRENT.
WHEN THE FACTORY THAT
PRODUCED THIS IN THE '80s
WENT BANKRUPT, ALL THE
MOULDS WERE BOUGHT
BY KENSINGTON POTTERY AND
THEY'RE NOW PRODUCING THESE
AND PUTTING THEM OUT
BY THE THOUSANDS
AND YOU CAN PICK THEM UP
AT ANY SHOP IN ENGLAND.

Maureen says SO IT DOESN'T MEAN
IT ISN'T WELL MADE.
IT JUST MEANS IT'S NOT
AS OLD AS THAT ONE.

Susan says YEAH, WHEN WE'RE TALKING,
CONRAD MUST BE LAUGHING
WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
SOMETHING MADE IN 2000
AND SOMETHING MADE
IN THE EARLY '80s.
BUT THESE WERE MADE AND
THEY WERE SOLD AT GREENJEANS
IN TORONTO AT ONE PLACE.
AND THEY'RE ALL
MARKED CARLTON WARE.
I HAVE SEEN IT ON THE INTERNET
FOR UP TO 100 DOLLAR U.S., CONRAD.
SO YOU KNOW, IT'S VERY
RECENT, BUT THIS
IS EVEN MORE RECENT.

Maureen says IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE
THINKING, CONRAD?
LIKE THERE'S NOT MUCH
DIFFERENCE IN WHEN
THESE WERE MADE.

Conrad says WELL, I GUESS THE
POINT IS HERE IS,
WHAT IS THE SORT OF
ORIGINAL PRODUCTION OF IT
AND WHAT IS THE
REPRODUCTION OF IT?
AND IT'S THE ORIGINAL.
YOU WANT TO GO BACK AS
EARLY AS YOU CAN BECAUSE
THAT WAS THE FIRST
INTRODUCTION.

Maureen says HOW WOULD ANYBODY KNOW WHO
ISN'T AN EXPERT, SUSAN?

Susan says WELL, ONE OF THE
WAYS YOU CAN TELL -
THE PAINTING IS RATHER
DIFFERENT IF YOU REALLY LOOK.
AND ONE OF THE THINGS TO DO
IS BUY SOMETHING LIKE THIS,
WHICH I DID, AND
THEN YOU CAN SEE
IF YOU LOOK
ON THE BACK.
THIS ONE HAS BACKSTAMP
THAT SAYS CARLTON WARE
AND IT'S JUST A LITTLE
BIT BETTER MADE.
THE MOULD IS A LITTLE BIT
BETTER AND THE PAINTING
IS A LITTLE BIT BETTER.
ALL RIGHT.
IN SO FAR AS ONE WOULD
SAY THESE WERE WELL MADE,
YES, THEY ARE CUTE.

Maureen says LET'S GO TO
THERESA IN SUDBURY.
HI, THERESA.

Theresa says HI.

Maureen says HI, GO AHEAD.

Theresa says YES, I HAVE
SOME GUM CARDS.
MY SON, HE'S 42 AND HE HAD
THEM WHEN HE WAS ABOUT 12.
I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE
WORTH ANYTHING.
THEY'RE ALL NUMBERED.
SOME ARE E.T., THE
EXTRATERRESTRIAL,

THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL.

Theresa says AND THE OTHER ARE RETURN
OF THE JEDI, SKYWALKER,
AND I HAVE ABOUT 50 OF
THEM AND THEY'RE NUMBERED,
BUT THEY'RE NOT
IN SEQUENCE.
AND ABOUT 30
OF THE E.T.
ARE THEY WORTH
ANYTHING?

Maureen says SO THIS IS STAR WARS
COLLECTIBLES, E.T., GUM CARDS.

Susan says I WOULD THINK THAT
THEY'RE WORTH SOMETHING.
I DON'T THINK THAT THEY'LL
NECESSARILY PAY OFF
THE MORTGAGE ON YOUR HOUSE,
WOULD YOU SAY, CONRAD?
BUT YOU KNOW, THEY'RE
NOT QUITE EARLY ENOUGH.
WHAT WE'RE REALLY LOOKING
FOR IN PAPER IS FROM THE '40s
AND '50s WHERE EVERYBODY HAD
THEM, PLAYED WITH THEM,
AND THREW THEM OUT.
THE PROBLEM WITH EVEN AS
RECENTLY AS 30 YEARS AGO IS,
PEOPLE ACTUALLY STARTED
TO KEEP THESE THINGS.
AND THE MORE THAT THEY KEEP,
THE LESS VALUE THEY HAVE,
BUT STAR WARS IS A
CONTINUING COLLECTIBLE AND
THERE ARE, IN FACT, BOOKS WITH
ALL THE STAR WARS VALUES,
SO YOU COULD GO TO ANY
ONE OF YOUR BOOK STORES
AND TAKE A LOOK
AND SEE, I THINK.
WHAT DO YOU
THINK, CONRAD?

Conrad says YES, PRICE GUIDE WOULD
BE A FIRST PLACE TO START.

Maureen says I KNOW FOR SURE THE
POKEMON CARDS AREN'T WORTH
ANYTHING BECAUSE MY SON IS
TRYING TO UNLOAD ALL OF HIS,
AND THIS IS WHERE
WE GET INTO eBAY.

Susan says YES.
HE AND I WENT ONTO

Maureen says eBay AND WE SAW
LOTS OF PEOPLE
SELLING THEM.
I POINTED OUT TO HIM, NOBODY
SEEMS TO BE BUYING THEM
EVEN AT 9 DOLLARS A CARD OR
WHATEVER HE'S TRYING TO GET.
SO YOU NEVER KNOW IF IT'S
WORTH KEEPING SOMETHING
IN PRISTINE
CONDITION OR NOT.

Susan says WELL, WITH THIS KIDS, IT'S
LIKE THE BASEBALL CARDS.
MY SON'S 20 AND HE
BOUGHT BASEBALL CARDS,
BUT BY THE TIME HE
BOUGHT BASEBALL CARDS,
EVERYBODY WAS BUYING THEM
AND THEY WERE PUTTING OUT
HUGE NUMBERS OF SETS AND
PEOPLE WERE KEEPING THEM
MINT IN THEIR BOXES.
NOT EVEN OPENED.
AND SO THEREFORE THERE
ARE TOO MANY OF THEM.

Maureen says YUP.

Susan says SO MAKES THE
VALUE MUCH LOWER.

Maureen says I HAVE SOMETHING THAT
I'M GOING TO GRAB HERE
TO SHOW THEM.
HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING AT
IT, CONRAD, DOWN THERE?

Conrad says OH, I SPIED IT BY
YOUR CHAIR THERE.

Maureen says DO YOU KNOW
WHAT IT IS?

Conrad says I THINK I KNOW.

Susan says WELL, I HOPE CONRAD
KNOWS BECAUSE
I HAVE ABSOLUTELY
NO IDEA.

Maureen says SEE HOW IT
GOES LIKE THIS.
IT LOOKS LIKE THE TOP OF
A BABY BOTTLE SHAPE OKAY.

Maureen holds a metal contraption with swings.

Susan says WHERE DID YOU GET
THIS, MAUREEN?

Maureen says MY GREAT-UNCLE BILL
PASSED AWAY THIS SUMMER
AND MY MOTHER BROUGHT
THIS OUT OF HIS HOUSE
AND SET IT DOWN AND
SAID, “GUESS WHAT IT IS?”
AND I HAD NO IDEA.
OKAY, CONRAD, I
THINK YOU KNOW.
WHAT IS IT?

Conrad says LET'S HEAR SUSAN'S
GUESS FIRST.

Susan says OH, I THINK IT'S FOR INK,
PEN AND INK ON A DESK.
SEE, AND I GUESS
THE FOUNTAIN PEN
WOULD HAVE SAT UP
THERE LIKE THAT.

Maureen says YES.
CAST IRON.
WELL, WHAT DO
YOU THINK?
WHAT YEAR WOULD
THAT HAVE BEEN FROM?
ANY IDEA?

Conrad says PROBABLY ANYWHERE FROM THE
1880s TO 1920s, I THINK.

Maureen says YEAH.

Susan says WHAT ARE YOU GOING
TO DO WITH IT?

Maureen says WELL, WE NEED TO BUY
ONE OF THOSE NICE ANTIQUE
SECRETARIES OR THE ROLL-TOP
DESK TO GO WITH IT.
USUALLY YOU DO IT THE
OTHER WAY AROUND.

Susan says THAT'S SOMETHING YOU
COULD DO AT AN OUTDOOR SHOW.
YOU FIND A LOT OF FURNITURE
AT OUTDOOR SHOWS.

Maureen says YEAH.
NO, I'M GOING
TO KEEP IT.
I'M GOING TO GET SOME
FOUNTAIN PENS OR SOMETHING
AND PUT IT OUT THERE.
TODAY I HEARD PEOPLE
SAY OIL AND VINEGAR.

Susan says OH, DID YOU?

Maureen says YEAH, COUPLE OF
THINGS LIKE THAT.
ON THE SHELF, I CAN
PUT IT RIGHT THERE.
OKAY, LET'S TAKE
ANOTHER CALL HERE.
SUSAN IN TORONTO.
HI, SUSAN.

Susan says HI.

Maureen says HI.

Susan says I'D LIKE TO FIND AN
ARMOIRE FOR MY SON'S
BEDROOM AND WHERE WOULD
I GET THE BEST PRICE?
SHOULD I GO TO AN AUCTION?
I'VE NEVER BEEN TO ONE
OR SHOULD I JUST BUY ONE
AT AN ANTIQUE SHOP?

Maureen says AN ARMOIRE, HMM.

Conrad says WELL, DOING A
BIT OF RESEARCH.
YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE
YOU'RE GOING TO FIND
YOUR BEST BARGAIN.
SO LOOKING IN AS MANY PLACES
AS POSSIBLE BEFORE YOU MAKE
A CHOICE TO GET AN IDEA WHAT
PRICE RANGE YOU'RE LOOKING AT.
THERE WILL BE MANY PRICE
RANGES FOR ARMOIRES,
SO YOU'RE GOING TO DECIDE
WHAT YOUR BUDGET IS
AND THEN GO EXPLORING.
SO YOU GO TO AUCTIONS.
YOU GO TO ANTIQUE SHOPS.

Susan says OUTDOOR ANTIQUE SHOWS.

Conrad says OUTDOOR PLACES, YES, AND
CHECK THE CLASSIFIEDS
IN THE NEWSPAPER AS WELL.

Maureen says AND WHEN IT'S
FURNITURE, SUSAN,
IF SHE WANTS SOMETHING
THAT'S TRULY AN ANTIQUE,
WHAT ARE SOME OF
YOUR TIPS FOR HER?

The caption appears and reads “Susan Scott. Collectibles Expert.”

Susan says OH; I THINK CONRAD'S MORE
OF THE FURNITURE PERSON
THAN I AM, BUT IN
LOOKING AT FURNITURE,
YOU LOOK AT THE
DOVETAILING.
YOU LOOK AT THE KINDS
OF NAILS THAT ARE USED.
YOU LOOK AT WHERE YOU
ARE BUYING IT FROM,
AND YOU LOOK AT WHETHER
IT'S VENEER OR SOLID WOOD.
COME ON, CONRAD,
HELP ME.
THERE ARE SO MANY
THINGS YOU CAN LOOK AT.
AND THE STYLE.
ORIGINAL STAIN, I GUESS.

Conrad says SO THOSE ARE ALL
PERSONAL PREFERENCES.
THE EARLIER, THE
MORE ORIGINAL YOU GO,
USUALLY THE MORE
EXPENSIVE IT IS.
SO THEN IT COMES
BACK TO, DO YOU
WANT TO MAKE THAT
KIND OF INVESTMENT?
OR DO YOU WANT SOMETHING
THAT IS JUST SERVICEABLE?

Susan says A PIECE OF FURNITURE.

Maureen says MM-HMM.
OKAY.
NOW, WHEN YOU GO TO AN
OUTDOOR ANTIQUE SHOW
LIKE THE ONE
YOU DID IN DUNDAS,
SHOULD YOU BE PREPARED TO
HAUL IT AWAY THAT DAY?
MEANING, DO YOU HAVE TO
HAVE A TRUCK WITH YOU?
JUST THE ONE-DAY
SHOW, SO YOU'RE -

Susan says BUT MANY OF THE
FURNITURE DEALERS DO DELIVER
WITHIN A SORT OF
50-MILE RADIUS
OR YOU CAN MAKE
ARRANGEMENTS.
IT DOESN'T HURT TO TAKE A
VAN BUT I THINK THAT IT'S
FAIR TO SAY THAT MOST OF
THE FURNITURE DEALERS
WILL MAKE SOME SORT
OF ARRANGEMENT
TO HAVE SOMETHING
DELIVERED TO YOU.

Maureen says WHAT ABOUT AN
AUCTION?
SHE'S NEVER
BEEN TO ONE.

Conrad says RIGHT, THEY'RE
FUN TO GO TO.
EVERYONE SHOULD GET MORE
INVOLVED WITH AUCTIONS.
LOTS OF BARGAINS CAN BE HAD
THERE AND IT'S ALSO
JUST PURE ENTERTAINMENT,
AS WELL.

SUSAN says ITS FUN.
YES, IT IS, IT'S
ENTERTAINMENT.
IT'S LIKE OUTDOOR
SHOWS, IT'S REALLY FUN.

Maureen says I THINK THAT WHEN YOU WATCH
SITCOMS ON TV LIKE
SEINFELD,
YOU'RE AFRAID THAT
YOU THAT YOU WON'T
GET A BARGAIN AT ALL.
THAT YOU'LL BE
WAY OVERBID.
WHAT'S THE REALITY?

Conrad says PART OF THE RESEARCH
YOU NEED TO DO BEFOREHAND
IS FIGURE OUT HOW
MUCH YOU WANT TO SPEND
AND ALTHOUGH PEOPLE THINK
THEY'LL GET CARRIED AWAY
BIDDING, IT'S REAL
DOLLARS AND CENTS.
I DON'T THINK THAT
HAPPENS VERY OFTEN.
I WOULDN'T WORRY ABOUT
THAT TAKING OVER.

Susan says THE ONLY THING THEY
DO HAVE TO REMEMBER
WHEN THEY'RE BIDDING
AND THEY GET EXCITED
IS THAT YOU ADD
ON TOP OF THAT,
THERE'S USUALLY A BUYER'S
PREMIUM OF 10 TO 15 PERCENT,
PLUS ALL THE TAXES, SO
I'VE DONE THAT WHERE I'VE
BID UP TO 700 DOLLARS THINKING,
WHOA, THAT'S MY LIMIT,
AND WHEN I GOT MY
BILL, OF COURSE,
IT WAS 25 PERCENT
MORE AND I'D SOMEWHAT
GONE OVER MY LIMIT.

Maureen says ALL RIGHT, GOOD.
OKAY, GOOD LUCK,
SUSAN, THANK YOU.
CAROLINE SAYS, “I
BOUGHT A LOVELY TEAPOT
AT A GARAGE SALE
RECENTLY.
IT'S AN OLD WOMAN CARRYING
A BASKET OF PASTEL
COLOURED EGGS AND AN
ARMFUL OF FLOWERS.
THE MARKINGS ON THE
BACK ARE AS FOLLOWS.
LOOKS LIKE IT'S FROM
GERMANY, I THINK,
1936-A WITH A
SWASTIKA DRGMD-SS,
AND ALSO TWO HAND-DRAWN
CROWNS WITH THE LETTER DG
AND THE SWASTIKA AGAIN.
I TRIED RESEARCHING THESE
MARKS BUT I FOUND NOTHING.
CAN YOUR GUESTS GIVE ME
A POSSIBLE WEBSITE
TO HELP WITH THE SEARCH?
THIS TEAPOT IS IN
ABSOLUTE MINT CONDITION
AND I'M WONDERING IF
IT MAY BE A FAKE.
ALL THE MARKINGS
ARE DONE BY HAND.
THERE'S NOT A
MAKER MARK.”

Conrad says NOT FAMILIAR
WITH THAT MARK.
MARKS ON CERAMICS CAN
BE HAND-PAINTED ON.

Maureen says ARE THERE WEBSITES FOR
CHINA, THAT KIND OF THING?

Susan says WELL, THERE ARE.
I'M NOT SURE
WITH BACKSTAMPS.
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF BOOKS
THAT HAVE BEEN DONE.
I USE GODDEN'S BECAUSE I
TEND TO LOOK AT ENGLISH
BACKSTAMPS, BUT THERE
ARE A NUMBER OF BOOKS
ON EUROPEAN BACKSTAMPS.

Conrad says YES, KOVELS IS A POPULAR
BOOK FOR EUROPEAN BACKSTAMPS.
COULD START THERE.

Susan says YES, YOU COULD GO TO THE
KOVELS' WEBSITE IN FACT
AND I THINK THEY DO A
QUESTION AND ANSWER
AND POSIT THE
QUESTION TO THEM.

Maureen says HOW DO YOU SPELL THAT?
COUPLES ARE YOU SAYING?

Susan says KOVELS, K-O-V-E-L-S.

Maureen says OKAY.

Susan says THEIR NAME IS KOVEL,
ACTUALLY, IT'S A COUPLE,
AND THEY'VE BEEN AROUND
THE ANTIQUE'S WORLD
IN THE UNITED STATES.
THEY WRITE ALL KINDS
OF PRICE GUIDES AND
THEY DO
SPECIALIST BOOKS.

Maureen says IF YOU START TO
COLLECT SOMETHING
THAT PEOPLE ARE ON TO,
LET'S SAY FIESTAWARE,
YOU'RE NOT GOING TO
FIND A LOT OF THAT
AT GARAGE SALES
ANYMORE, RIGHT?

Susan says NOT UNLESS
YOU'RE VERY LUCKY.
CERTAINLY IT
STILL DOES HAPPEN.
YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT
YOU'RE GOING TO FIND.
I BROUGHT THESE LITTLE
EGG CUPS IN TO SHOW YOU
BECAUSE THEY STILL
TURN UP AT GARAGE SALES.

Maureen says DO THEY?

Susan picks up eggcups with golliwogs painted on the outside.

Susan says WELL, SOME OF THEM
ARE FROM AS LATE AS
THE '60s AND '70s
AND '80s.

Maureen says AND THOSE ARE
ROYAL DOULTON.

Susan says THESE ARE ROYAL DOULTON
BUNNYKINS EGG CUPS,
BUT THEY ARE THREE
DIFFERENT STYLES.
THIS IS THE STYLE THAT'S
STILL BEING MADE,
BUT IT HAS THE
GOLLIWOG WHICH
THEY STOPPED
DOING IN 1992.

Maureen says THE GOLLIWOG?

Susan says IT'S THE LITTLE GOLLIWOG

Maureen says OH YES.

Susan says AND GOLLIWOGS ARE NO LONGER
CONSIDERED PARTICULARLY GOOD
IMAGES TO PUT ON CHILDREN'S
WARE, SO THIS GOLLIWOG, A LOT
OF PEOPLE COLLECT GOLLIWOGS.
THEY BUY THE EGG CUP
BECAUSE IT'S A GOLLIWOG.

Maureen says I SEE.

Susan BUT THIS IS THE ORIGINAL
SHAPE AND THIS IS THE SECOND
SHAPE, AND A LOT OF
PEOPLE REALLY LIKE
THE SHAPE OF THE FOOT.

Maureen says I HAVE THAT
ONE, YEAH.

Susan says WELL, THE FOOT SELLS
FOR A LOT MORE MONEY
THAN THE OTHER SHAPES.
SO IT JUST DEPENDS
ON WHAT'S ON IT.
AND IF IT SAID LITTLE
BARBARA VERNON RIGHT THERE,
IT MIGHT SELL
FOR AS MUCH -

Maureen says WHO'S BARBARA VERNON?

Susan says SHE WAS THE NUN WHO
DESIGNED THESE LITTLE
BUNNYKINS THINGS AND IT
IF SAID BARBARA VERNON
ON THE EGG CUP, IT MIGHT GO
FOR AS MUCH AS 150 DOLLARS U.S.

Maureen says YOU KNOW, YOU'RE RIGHT.
IF I EVER GET RID OF THOSE,
I'D PROBABLY PUT THEM OUT
AT MY GARAGE SALE.
I WOULDN'T THINK OF TAKING
THEM TO AN ANTIQUE STORE.

Susan says NO, THAT'S WHY I WANTED TO
ASK CONRAD TO LOOK AT THIS.
I'VE JUST COME BACK FROM
VANCOUVER AND MY MOTHER
WAS PUTTING THESE IN
THE GOODWILL BOX,
SO I BROUGHT IT
TO SHOW CONRAD.

Maureen says THIS PLATE.

Susan says SHE HAD IT ALL SET OUT AND
SAID WOULD I DRIVE HER
TO THE GOODWILL BECAUSE
SHE WAS GOING TO PUT IT
IN THE GOODWILL BOX.

Maureen says AND YOU SAID, NO, NO.

Susan says I SAID, NO, NO, I'M SURE
CONRAD WOULD BE INTERESTED.

Conrad holds a ceramic plate that is meant for fruit that is brown
In color.

Conrad says I'M GIVING THIS TO CONRAD.

Susan says NO, THAT IS NOT EXACTLY
WHAT I SAID, CONRAD,
BUT I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE
ABLE TO TELL US ABOUT IT.

Conrad says WELL, IT'S A VERY
INTERESTING PLATE
AND YOU CAN TELL
ME WHAT IT IS.
WHAT DESIGN ARE WE
LOOKING AT ON THE PLATE?

Maureen says IT LOOKS LIKE
STRAWBERRY LEAVES TO ME.

Conrad says RIGHT, STRAWBERRY
LEAVES, EXACTLY.
SO STRAWBERRY PLATE.
OR WE'VE GOT GRAPEVINES
AROUND THE OUTSIDE,
SO YOU'D PUT
GRAPES ON THIS.
SO IT'S A FRUIT PLATE OR MORE
GENERALLY A DESSERT PLATE.
YOU'D HAVE A
SET OF THESE.
THEY'D BE AT
THE TABLE.
DATE-WISE, EXACTLY OR VERY
SIMILAR TO THIS JUG HERE
THAT I ALSO BOUGHT
AT THE OUTDOOR SHOW.
YOU CAN SEE A LOT
OF THE SIMILARITIES.
BOTH ARE STONEWARE.
BOTH HAVE A BIT
OF GLAZE ON THEM.
THIS ONE, AS YOU CAN SEE,
HAS LOT OF FRUITING
GRAPEVINES ON
IT, AS WELL.
SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE
SAME TIME PERIOD, 1830s,
1840s, COULD BE
A LITTLE LATER,
DEPENDS HOW
POPULAR THESE WERE.
THIS WAS A POPULAR
DESIGN.

Susan says AND IF YOU SAW THIS
IN AN ANTIQUE SHOP,
WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT TO
SEE AS A PRICE ON THIS?

Conrad says AH, MAYBE
60 DOLLARS THEREABOUTS.

Susan says SO IF YOU SAW IT IN A
GOODWILL FOR A DOLLAR,
YOU'D SNAP IT UP.

Conrad says YEAH, I'D BUY
IT FOR A DOLLAR.
[Laughing]

Maureen says -WHAT ABOUT YOUR
JUG THERE, CONRAD?
WHAT DID YOU PAY
FOR THAT?

Conrad says I PAID 150 DOLLARS AND I COULDN'T
BARGAIN ANYWHERE ON THIS ONE
BECAUSE IT WAS BEING SOLD
BY A DEALER ON CONSIGNMENT
FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

Maureen says I WANTED TO ASK
YOU GUYS ABOUT THAT.
IS THAT IT?
I BOUGHT MY FIRST TWO
PIECES AND IT WAS
ON CONSIGNMENT.
SHE COULD ONLY GO DOWN
10 PERCENT, THAT WAS IT,
BECAUSE THE ACTUAL
OWNER WASN'T THERE.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU
CAN DO ABOUT THAT?

Conrad says USUALLY NOT.
SO YOU DECIDE, DO YOU
WANT TO BUY IT OR NOT,
SO THEN YOU GO AHEAD.
SO I WANTED TO
BUY THIS JUG BECAUSE-

Susan says YES, WHY, CONRAD?
[Laughing]
TELL US WHY.

Conrad says I HAVE LOTS MORE AT HOME AND
SO I AM A COLLECTOR OF JUGS,
AND BECAUSE IT IS A
VERY GOOD EXAMPLE.

Susan says OF WHAT IT IS?

Maureen says OF WHAT?

Susan says OF WHAT IT IS.

Conrad says IT IS A VERY EARLY -
PAY ATTENTION, YOU TWO.

Maureen says WE ARE.

Conrad says IT'S A VERY EARLY EXAMPLE
OF A MINTON STONEWARE JUG,
WHICH THE ITEM WAS NOT
IDENTIFIED AS THAT.
I'M SURE THAT THE DEALER
DIDN'T KNOW THAT SO HERE'S
AN EXAMPLE OF KNOWING
SOME INFORMATION
THAT CAN HELP YOU PINPOINT
WHAT A TREASURE IS.
PAYING 150 DOLLARS, I COULD SEE
THAT IN ANOTHER ANTIQUE STORE
PROPERLY IDENTIFIED
FOR CLOSER TO 300 DOLLARS,
SO I WAS VERY
HAPPY TO BUY IT.

Maureen says SO THERE, WELL
WHAT DO WE KNOW.

Susan says WELL THERE YOU ARE.

Maureen says LET'S GO TO
MARGARET IN ORILLIA.
HI, MARGARET.

Margaret says HELLO.

Maureen says HI, MARGARET,
GO AHEAD.

Margaret says YES, I WAS INQUIRING I'VE JUST INHERITED
A LOT OF ANTIQUES.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT
TO DO WITH THEM,
BUT I HAVE SEVERAL HUNDRED,
OVER 300 TOBACCO SILKS
AND I UNDERSTAND THEY
CAME IN PACKAGES
OF CIGARETTES YEARS AGO.
I HAVE A GRENFELL RUG FROM
LABRADOR, THAT'S UH- AND I HAVE
WORLD WAR I STUFF HERE
THAT WAS KEPT AND I'VE GOT
QUEEN VICTORIA STUFF AND
QUEEN VICTORIA POSTERS
AND THAT SORT OF THING.
AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE
TO START WITH IT.
I'VE CATALOGUED ALL
THIS BUT I DON'T KNOW
WHAT TO DO WITH IT.

Maureen says SO YOU DON'T WANT
TO KEEP ANY OF IT?

Margaret says I DON'T WANT TO KEEP ANY
OF IT BUT THE THING IS,
I'VE NEVER SEEN SILKS, TOBACCO
SILKS, AND I PHONED,
I THINK, IMPERIAL
TOBACCO.
THEY SAID THEY CAME OUT IN
SOME - I'VE EVEN FORGOTTEN
WHAT THE NAME OF THE
CIGARETTE BOX WAS.
BUT THE THING WAS
THAT THEY STARTED,
I THINK, IN
1919 TO '20.

Maureen says OKAY.
WELL, CONRAD, YOU SEEM
TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE.
YOUR CALLER HAS LOTS OF
DIFFERENT ITEMS THERE.
IF THE CONCERN IS SORT OF
PLACING THEM IN THE RIGHT HOME,
I.E., MAXIMIZING THE PRICE
YOU'LL GET FOR THINGS,
THERE'S A LOT OF
RESEARCH INVOLVED HERE.
AND IF YOU WANT TO DEVOTE
MONTHS AND MONTHS OF TIME
DOING THAT, THEN THAT COULD
BE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
IF YOU WANTED TO DO THAT.
OTHER THAN DOING THAT,
PERHAPS THE IDEA WOULD BE
TO CALL IN AN AUCTION HOUSE
OR A DEALER THAT YOU WOULD
TRUST THAT YOU'VE HAD
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH.
THAT'S WHAT I
MEAN BY TRUST.
AND HAVE THEM THEY WOULD GIVE
YOU A FAIR PRICE.

Maureen says EVALUATE IT SORT OF.

Conrad says YES.

Susan says THEY WOULD EITHER BUY IT
OR THEY WOULD ARRANGE
TO SELL IT FOR YOU.
THE MORE EFFORT
YOU PUT INTO THINGS,
THE MORE MONEY.
SO IF YOU WERE PREPARED TO
SELL EACH THING YOURSELF
AND DO ALL THE RESEARCH AND
PLACE IT WITH THAT EXACT
PERSON WHO WANTS IT, YOU'LL
MAKE A LOT MORE MONEY,
BUT IT'LL TAKE
A LOT OF TIME.
BUT A LOT OF DEALERS WILL
TAKE THINGS ON CONSIGNMENT
OR THEY WILL BUY THEM
OUTRIGHT AND IT'S UP TO YOU
JUST HOW MUCH EFFORT - WHEN
YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING
AS BROAD AS THAT, I THINK
YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO
EITHER GET AN AUCTION
HOUSE IN OR AN APPRAISER.
YOU CAN IN FACT HAVE AN
APPRAISER COME IN AND PAY
THEM TO GO THROUGH AND GIVE
YOU A VALUE FOR THE VARIOUS
OBJECTS SO THAT YOU ARE,
THEREFORE - WHEN YOU'RE
DEALING WITH SOMEONE,
YOU'RE IN A BETTER POSITION
TO KNOW WHAT YOU
SHOULD EXPECT TO GET.
Maureen says WHAT ABOUT
TOBACCO SILKS?
WHAT ARE THEY?

Conrad says RIGHT.
LITTLE PIECES OF SILK AND
THEY WERE ADVERTISING PIECES.
THEY'D HAVE ALL SORTS OF
THINGS PRINTED ON THEM.
PEOPLE WOULD COLLECT
THEM, YOU KNOW,
ONE IN EACH
PACKAGE OF TOBACCO.
SOMETIMES YOU SEE QUILTS
OR OTHER GARMENTS
MADE OF THESE SILKS
SEWN TOGETHER.
SO IF YOU COLLECT THEM,
YOU WERE A BIG SMOKER,
YOU'D HAVE A LOT
OF THEM.

Susan says IS THERE A MARKET FOR
THAT KIND OF THING?

Conrad says THERE IS, YES.
THESE ARE INTERESTING
COLLECTIBLES
FROM THE LATE 19TH,
EARLY 20TH CENTURY.
AGAIN IT WOULD DEPEND,
LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE,
ON THE RARITY AND
THE CONDITION.
YOU KNOW, IF THEY'RE
SEWN TOGETHER IN A QUILT,
THEN THE EDGES HAVE
BEEN STITCHED THROUGH
AND SO THAT'S
NOT AS GOOD.

Maureen says THE VICTORIA- THE VICTORIANA STUFF IS
GOING TO BE NO PROBLEM.
THERE'LL BE A MARKET
FOR THAT PROBABLY.

Conrad says YES.

Maureen says AND WORLD WAR I?

Susan says THERE ARE LOTS OF
COLLECTORS FOR WORLD WAR I
AND WORLD WAR II
MEMORABILIA,
SO IT'S JUST A QUESTION OF
WHAT IT IS AND HOW RARE IT IS,
AND FINDING A
MARKET FOR IT.

Maureen says OKAY.
WELL, BEST OF LUCK.
SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE
LOTS OF THINGS TO SELL.
THANKS, MARGARET.
HERE'S A QUICK QUESTION
FROM KEV IN KITCHENER.
“I HAVE AN IDEAL
GRAMOPHONE MADE IN 1912
BY THE REGAL PHONOGRAPH
COMPANY IN TORONTO.
IT'S ABOUT 4 FEET TALL
IN AN OAK CABINET
AND IN WORKING CONDITION.
I WOULD CALL THE
CONDITION MINT.
WHAT DO YOU THINK
THAT WOULD BE WORTH?”

Susan says HMM.
WELL.

Conrad says 200 DOLLAR PLUS. THE PLUS DEPENDING ON.

Susan says DID YOU JUST
MAKE THAT UP?
DID THAT JUST COME OUT
OF YOUR HEAD, CONRAD?

Conrad says ON THE RARITY OF THE MODEL
AND SO WE WOULDN'T KNOW
OFFHAND HOW YOU
KNOW, WHAT THE -

Maureen says HOW RARE THAT IS.

Conrad says BUT THAT COULD
BE SOMETHING
THAT COULD BE CHECKED.

Maureen says ARE THERE DEALERS WHO
SPECIFICALLY DEAL
IN SORT OF EITHER
OLD RECORD PLAYERS?

Susan says OH, YES, I THINK SO.
IF YOU WENT ALONG QUEEN
STREET IN TORONTO,
FOR EXAMPLE, YOU WOULD BE
SURE TO FIND A NUMBER
OF DEALERS WHO SPECIALIZE.
I KNOW THAT THERE'S ONE
DEALER WHO SPECIALIZES
IN EARLY TELEVISIONS.

Maureen says REALLY?

Susan says AND EARLY PHONOGRAPHS IN
WORKING CONDITION, YES.
YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO
DO A BIT OF RESEARCH
BUT THERE CERTAINLY ARE
BUYERS FOR THESE THINGS.
THE PROBLEM IS THAT IT'S
VERY HEAVY SO IT'S NOT
SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD -

Maureen says YOU CAN'T LUG IT AROUND.

Susan says NO, YOU CAN'T STICK IT ON
THE INTERNET AND HOPE THAT
YOU CAN SELL IT AND THEN
SHIP IT OFF TO TEXAS.

Maureen says SO TAKE A PHOTO.

Conrad says TAKE A PHOTO.
YOU KNOW, YOU'LL FIND
DEALERS WITH SOME SIMILAR
THINGS AND ASK THEM WHO
DEALS IN THAT AREA.

Maureen says OKAY, GOOD.
THANKS, KEV, FOR
THE QUESTION.
SUE IS IN LAKEFIELD.
HI, SUE.

Sue says HI.

Maureen says HI.

Sue says I HAVE A CURRIER AND IVES
TIN THAT I PICKED UP
AT A FLEA MARKET A COUPLE
OF WEEKS AGO AND I PAID
A DOLLAR FOR IT AND I HAD
HEARD THAT TIN HOLDERS
WERE COLLECTIBLES
AND I DIDN'T KNOW
IF THIS MIGHT BE
WORTH ANYTHING.

Maureen says SUSAN, YOU'VE
WRITTEN ABOUT TINS.

Susan says I'VE WRITTEN A SHORT STORY
BUT THERE ARE A NUMBER
OF BOOKS, ACTUALLY, ON
TINS, AND IT REALLY
JUST DEPENDS
ON THE TIN.
SOME TINS ARE WORTH
A DOLLAR AND SOME TINS
ARE WORTH SEVERAL
HUNDRED DOLLARS,
AND SOME TINS ARE
WORTH THOUSANDS.
IT'S HOW MANY
PEOPLE COLLECT THEM.
IS YOUR TIN -
CURRIER AND IVES,
IS IT A NEW TIN WITH
A CURRIER AND IVES
ILLUSTRATION ON IT?
IF IT'S AN OLDER TIN,
DOES IT HAVE ANY RUST?
WHAT KIND OF CONDITION?
IS IT BANGED UP?
WAS IT A TIN THAT WAS
FILLED WITH BISCUITS? DON’T YOU THINK?
IT'S PARTLY THE
CONTAINER,
WHAT WAS IN IT AND WHAT KIND
OF CONDITION WAS IT IN
AND HOW OLD IT IS.

Maureen says YEAH.
THE SAME UNCLE
WHO PASSED AWAY,
I GOT A TURQUOISE TIN
THAT HAD CHIPS IN IT.
IT'S CALLED CRISPY SOMETHING
OR OTHER AND IT JUST LOOKS
LIKE A GREAT THING TO PUT
MAGAZINES OR SOMETHING IN,
BUT THEN I READ YOUR ARTICLE
ABOUT TINS BEING KIND
OF DEPENDING ON
HOW OLD THEY WERE
AND THE CONDITION
VALUABLE.
SO THEN I THOUGHT, WELL,
MAYBE I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT.
SO IT'S GOT THE
ORIGINAL CONTENTS?
NO, THE CHIPS ARE GONE.

Susan says THAT WOULD BE
VERY VALUABLE.

Maureen says LOOK AT YOU INTERESTED IN
FOOD THAT'S MAYBE 50 YEARS OLD.

Susan says IT WOULD BE VERY RARE.
CHIPS IN THE TIN.

Maureen says IT WOULD BE RARE TO
HAVE CHIPS IN THE TIN.

Susan says PEOPLE ALWAYS PAY MORE.
YOU ALWAYS SEE PACKAGING.
IF THE PACKAGING HAS
ACTUALLY STILL GOT
THE ORIGINAL CONTENTS, IT'S
NOT AS THOUGH YOU'D EAT IT.

Maureen says NO.

Susan says BUT FOR SOME ODD REASON,
IT IS MORE VALUABLE.
OH, CONRAD.

Conrad shows a porcelain bottle with birds in the cage painted in
blue.

Maureen says WHY DON'T WE LET
CONRAD SHOW US HIS OWL.
WHAT IS IT?

Conrad says WELL ITS BIRDS IN A CAGE.

Susan says WHAT IS IT?

Maureen says BIRDS IN A CAGE.

Conrad says YOU CAN SEE, AS
YOU TURN IT AROUND,
YOU SEE GROUPINGS
OF BIRDS.

Maureen says YES.

Conrad says THAT'S PROBABLY THE
MOST FUN SIDE THERE.
IT'S A HARD PASTE CERAMIC
PORCELAIN BOTTLE
MADE IN GERMANY.
THERE'S A MARK ON THE
BACK SO THAT TELLS US
THAT INFORMATION.
IT ALSO SAYS WESTERN GERMANY
ON THE UNDERSIDE, AS WELL,
AND SO THAT HELPS US TO
FURTHER NARROW DOWN
THE DATE BECAUSE THINGS
WEREN'T MARKED
WESTERN GERMANY
UNTIL 1949.
AND THEN UNTIL HALF
A DOZEN YEARS AGO, THEN THAT-
THOSE TWO
COUNTRIES AMALGAMATED.

Maureen says RIGHT.

Conrad says SO THAT SORT OF HELPS
NARROW DOWN THE AGE RANGE.
BUT LOOKING AT THAT
STYLE, YOU MIGHT THINK
IT WOULD BE 1970s, I THINK,
FOR A DATE FOR THAT.

Maureen says I THINK SO.
ACTUALLY, I QUITE
LIKE IT, CONRAD.

Susan says YOU DO?

Maureen says I'M EMBARRASSED
TO ADMIT.

Susan says WHAT WAS IT
USED FOR?
IS THERE A CORK
IN THE TOP?

Conrad says THERE IS.
LET ME LIFT IT OUT.
SO IT'S A CERAMIC LID
WITH A CORK ON TOP.
SO IT HELD SOME
LIQUID.

Maureen says SO ITS NOT A DECANTER.

Conrad says WELL, IT'S SOME
SORT OF DECANTER,
EXACTLY, BUT I'M
NOT SURE WHAT.
AFTERSHAVE.

Maureen says PUT YOUR
AFTERSHAVE IN IT.

Conrad says SOMETIMES THE OUTSIDE OF
A CONTAINER TELLS YOU
WHAT'S INSIDE, RIGHT?
SO HERE ON THIS JUG WE'VE
GOT FRUITING GRAPEVINES.
IT COULD BE USED FOR POURING
WINE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT
OUT OF IT, -

Maureen says YEA.

Conrad says AND WE
HAVE OUR DESSERT DISH.
WE KNOW ABOUT THAT.
I DON'T KNOW ANY LIQUIDS
THAT WE WOULD DRINK
THAT HAVE TO DO
WITH BIRDS.

Maureen says I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING
THAT DOESN'T MAKE ME -
GROSS ME OUT.

Susan says SO LETS NOT GO THERE.
[Laughing]
TONY IS IN WHITBY.
HELLO, TONY.

Tony says HELLO.

Maureen says HI, TONY.
GO AHEAD.

Tony says YES, I HAVE A FOUNTAIN PEN,
A WATERMAN'S FOUNTAIN PEN,
IDEAL, AND IT'S DATED
1906, AUGUST 1906.

Maureen says OH, I WOULD LIKE
THAT FOR MY INKWELL.

Susan says YOU'D PROBABLY HAVE TO
GET IN LINE, MAUREEN.

Maureen says YEAH, WHY?

Susan says WELL, EARLY WATERMAN
PENS, IF THEY ARE IN GOOD
WORKING CONDITION, OR EVEN
IF THEY'RE RARE ENOUGH,
THEY CAN SELL FOR HUNDREDS
OR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS,
AND THERE ARE BOOKS
ON WATERMAN PENS.
SO YOU SHOULD GO PROBABLY
AND DO SOME RESEARCH,
BUT I WOULD TAKE VERY
GOOD CARE OF THAT PEN.

Maureen says WHERE DID YOU
GET IT, TONY?

Tony says FOUND IT ACTUALLY.

Maureen says WHERE?

Tony says I FOUND IT IN
THE PARK ONE DAY.

Maureen says SURE YOU DID.
[Laughing]
I DON'T BELIEVE IT.
[Laughing]
WHAT PARK - IN WHITBY?

Tony says NO, IN MARIE
CURTIS PARK.
USED TO BE AN OLD DUMP
DOWN THERE AT ONE TIME.

Maureen says AND DID YOU KNOW
WHAT YOU HAD?
DID YOU KNOW IT
WAS VALUABLE?

Tony says NO.
WELL, I KNEW IT WAS AN OLD
PEN BUT I READ THE DATE
ON IT AND SAID, IT MUST
BE WORTH SOMETHING.

Maureen says YEAH.
WELL, WHAT ARE YOU
GOING TO DO NOW?
ARE YOU GOING TO SELL IT OR
ARE YOU GOING TO HANG ON
TO IT AND TAKE CARE OF IT?

Tony says I'LL NEED TO INVESTIGATE
AND SEE HOW MUCH
IT'S WORTH FIRST.

Susan says GOOD IDEA.

Maureen says GREAT.
DO YOU HAVE ANY HISTORY
ABOUT THESE PENS AND
WHY THEY'RE SO VALUABLE
OR ARE THEY JUST RARE?

Susan says WELL, NO, IT DEPENDS.
YOU HAVE TO KNOW
WHICH PEN.
SOME ARE VALUABLE, SO THAT'S
WHY HE'S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT,
HE HAS TO DO HIS RESEARCH,
BECAUSE SOME OF THE PENS
ARE VALUABLE AND
THERE WERE VERY FEW MADE.
THEY WERE EXPENSIVE SO
THERE WEREN'T MANY MADE.
SOME, THERE WERE
HUNDREDS MADE. BUT I DON'T KNOW.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OF
YOUR OLD FOUNTAIN PENS
FROM WHEN YOU WERE -
NEITHER DO I.

Maureen says NO.

Susan says EXACTLY.

Maureen says REMEMBER WHEN THEY CAME
BACK IN AND YOU
WERE TRYING TO FIT
THAT CARTRIDGE IN
AND THERE WAS
INK EVERYWHERE?
I THINK THE TEACHERS FINALLY
SAID, BALLPOINT!

Susan says YES, OKAY, SO A LOT OF
PEOPLE THREW THINGS OUT. IT CERTAINLY WAS-

Maureen says OKAY.
WELL, GOOD FIND.
THANK YOU VERY
MUCH FOR THE CALL.
LET'S GO TO ANGELA
IN SOUTH RIVER.
HI, ANGELA.

Angela says HI.
I HAVE A COUPLE
OF QUESTIONS.
I COLLECT CORNFLOWER GLASS
MADE IN TORONTO, I BELIEVE.
AND I CANNOT FIND
PRICES ON IT VALUE-WISE.
I HAVE OVER 100 PIECES.
SOME IS CLEAR AND
SOME IS COLOURED
AND I'D LIKE TO GET
A BOOK ON PRICES.IF I COULD.

Maureen says DOES SUCH A
THING EXIST?

Susan says DO THE UNIT'S COVER
THE CORNFLOWER GLASS?

Conrad says IT MIGHT BE
IN THERE.
IF YOU'RE HAVING DIFFICULTY
FINDING PRICE GUIDES
ON YOUR COLLECTIBLE,
COULD MEAN TWO THINGS.

Maureen says THERE ISN'T ONE.

Conrad says RIGHT, THERE
ISN'T ONE.
WHY ISN'T THERE ONE?
THERE AREN'T ENOUGH PEOPLE
OUT THERE TO BE CONCERNED
ABOUT PRICES BECAUSE THE
PRICES ARE NOT VERY HIGH.
CORNFLOWER WAS A VERY
POPULAR DESIGN 1950s MOSTLY I THINK?
'50s, '60s FOR
THAT PARTICULAR DESIGN.

Susan says THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

Conrad says IT WAS THE MOST
POPULAR ONE
SO THERE'S LOTS
OF IT AROUND.

Maureen says SO IF THERE IS
A PRICE GUIDE,
WHERE COULD SHE
LOOK FOR ONE?
WOULD YOU ASK A DEALER
AT THE HARBOURFRONT
OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

Susan says OR ONE OF THE
BOOKSTORES, YOU KNOW,
AT ANOTHER MAN'S POISON
WHICH SPECIALIZES
IN COLLECTORS' BOOKS.

Maureen says WHERE IS THAT?

Susan says THAT'S IN TORONTO.

Maureen says TORONTO, OKAY.

Susan says JUST OFF
QUEEN STREET.

Maureen says NOW, SHE'S UP
NEAR NORTH BAY
SO THAT WOULD
MEAN A TRIP IN.
ANY OTHER IDEAS?

Susan says WELL, SHE COULD
ALSO CHECK WITH -
IT'S DIFFICULT
TO KNOW.
I THINK SHE COULD
TRY THE UNIT'S.
I'M NOT REALLY
SURE, CONRAD.

Conrad says COULD FIND GLASS
COLLECTORS' CLUBS
ON THE INTERNET-

Susan says YES.

Conrad says AND MAKE
A CONTACT THAT WAY.
IT SHOULD BE EASY TO FIND
OTHER CORNFLOWER COLLECTORS.
I DON'T KNOW IF
SHE'S STILL THERE.
SHE SAID SHE HAD A
COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

Angela says I DO.
I'M STILL HERE.

Maureen says OKAY, GO AHEAD.

Angela says I ALSO HAVE A PAIR OF
SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS.
THEY'RE BY THE LIBBEY
GLASS CO. IN TOLEDO
AND THEY'RE THE COLUMBIA
EXHIBITION 1893.
I WAS WONDERING ABOUT
PRICES FOR THEM.

Conrad says LIKE THE ROYALTY STUFF
WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER,
THE EXPOSITION
STUFF ARE IMPORTANT
COLLECTIBLES AS WELL.
AGAIN, A WHOLE RANGE
OF SORT OF INTEREST
DEPENDING UPON HOW MANY WERE
MADE, HOW MANY WERE SOLD.
WHAT CONDITION
THEY ARE IN NOW.

Susan says AND THERE ARE PRICE GUIDES
FOR THOSE EXPOSITIONS.
THE ONE THAT MOST
PEOPLE ARE EXCITED ABOUT
IS THE NEW YORK
WORLD'S FAIR, 1939,
BECAUSE SO MANY OF THE
THINGS ARE DECO IN SHAPE.
SO YOU WOULD TAKE A LOOK IN
A GUIDE AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE
TO FIND THAT SALT AND
PEPPER SHAKER WITH ANY LUCK.

Maureen says OKAY, COOL.
ALL RIGHT, THANKS
VERY MUCH.
WHAT ARE THESE THAT
YOU'VE BROUGHT IN?

Susan holds up a wooden pallet with string on it.

Susan says THIS IS SOMETHING
THAT I DON'T KNOW
IF ANY OF YOU
HAVE SEEN THESE.
I ACTUALLY CONFESS
THAT I REMEMBER
MY MOTHER HAVING ONE.
THIS WAS MADE IN CANADA,
BELIEVE IT OR NOT.
IT WAS A CLEVER
INVENTION, WHICH I GUESS
NEVER LED TO ANYTHING.
IT DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE
RESULTED IN ANY GREAT
MONEYMAKING PROPOSITION.
IT'S FOR TAKING TO THE
GROCERY STORE AND IT WAS
IN THE '50s AND IT WOULD
HANG ON YOUR WALL.
AND OUTDOOR SHOWS ALWAYS
HAVE LOTS OF ADVERTISING WARE,
FUNNY THINGS TURN UP,
AND I THINK IT'S BECAUSE
A NUMBER OF OUTDOOR DEALERS ARE
COUNTRY DEALERS AND THEY
DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE
SHOPS AND THEY GO AROUND
TO A LOT OF OLD
FARM AUCTIONS
AND I JUST HAVE
ALWAYS LIKED THIS.
YOU WOULD TAKE THIS
OFF AND HANG IT
ON A RING AND WHEN YOU
WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE,
YOU WOULD HAVE YOUR
RING AND YOU WOULD KNOW
TO BUY LIBBY'S
FROZEN FOOD.
I GUESS IT'S NOT
SURPRISING THAT IT DIDN'T
TAKE THE WORLD BY STORM.
YEAH, I MEAN THERE
ARE MANY PRODUCTS
THAT AREN'T
ACTUALLY LISTED.
IF YOU DIDN'T HAPPEN
TO WANT OXO CUBES.

Maureen says BUT IT'S CUTE.

Susan says I JUST THINK IT WOULD BE
PERFECT TO HANG ON THE WALL.
MY HUSBAND DOESN'T SEEM TO
BE AGREEING WHICH IS WHY
IT'S NOT HANGING ON THE
WALL IN OUR KITCHEN,
BUT IT HAS A KIND
OF '50s FEEL TO IT.

Maureen says MM-HMM.

Conrad says AND YOU'VE GOT
THE BOX THERE.

Susan says AND I HAVE THE
ORIGINAL BOX.

Maureen says AND THAT'S
IMPORTANT?

Susan says WELL, TO ME. MOST PEOPLE- I MEAN
FROM THE '50s, I GUESS,
IT'S NOT AS RARE,
BUT CERTAINLY
ORIGINAL PACKAGING,
AS I KEEP
TELLING PEOPLE,
ALWAYS MAKES SOMETHING
MORE VALUATION.
OKAY.
LET'S TRY TO GET
MARGARET IN, IN ERIE.
HI, MARGARET.

Margaret says HELLO.

Maureen says HI.

Margaret says I HAVE A PAIR OF
HANDCUFFS THAT BELONGED
TO MY HUSBAND'S
GREAT-GRANDFATHER.
HE WAS A POLICEMAN IN
BLENHEIM, ONTARIO,
IN THE 1890s.
AND I WOULD LIKE
TO KNOW THE VALUE.
I'VE ACTUALLY BEEN TRYING TO
BUY ANOTHER PAIR BECAUSE
I HAVE TWO SONS AND THEY
BOTH WANT TO INHERIT THEM.

Maureen says OH, SO YOU'D LIKE ANOTHER
SET OF HAND - THESE ARE
HANDCUFFS FROM THE 1890s
WORN BY HER HUSBAND'S
GRANDFATHER IN BLENHEIM.

Susan says NOT WORN BY!

Maureen says SORRY.

Susan says OWNED BY, MAUREEN.

Conrad says THAT'S SOMETHING ELSE.
[Laughing]

Susan says DO THEY HAVE ANY MARKS
ON THEM OF ANY KIND?

Margaret says I DON'T HAVE THEM
IN FRONT OF ME.
WHAT I DO REMEMBER IS THEY
HAVE A NUMBER JUST LIKE
A 3 OR A 6 OR
SOMETHING ON THEM,
AND THAT'S ALL I
RECALL SEEING.

Maureen says HMM.

Susan says THAT'S GOING TO BE A
LITTLE BIT DIFFICULT.
I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A
LOT OF COLLECTORS FOR
SHERIFF'S BADGES AND
POLICE MEMORABILIA.
Maureen says PARAPHERNALIA.

Susan says MEMORABILIA.
I CAN'T SAY THAT I'VE EVER
HEARD OF A PRICE GUIDE
FOR HANDCUFFS.

Conrad says SOME AUCTION HOUSES OR
DEALERS SPECIALIZE
IN MILITARIA.
I THINK THAT THAT WOULD SORT
OF FALL INTO THAT CATEGORY.

Maureen says OH, YES.

Conrad says SO THAT WOULD
BE A START.

Maureen says I EVEN WONDER IF THE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
MIGHT BE ABLE TO
HELP HER.
MAYBE THEY HAVE A
MUSEUM OR SOMETHING,
WOULD KNOW WHERE THEY WERE
GETTING THEIR POLICE FORCE -

Susan says WELL, THE RCMP
HAVE A MUSEUM.
YOU'RE RIGHT.
THAT'S PROBABLY
ONE PLACE TO LOOK.
THIS IS A LITTLE
DIFFICULT.

Maureen says YEAH.
BUT AS FAR AS
FINDING ANOTHER SET,
THE INTERNET MIGHT BE
GOOD FOR THAT, RIGHT?
JUST PUT IT
OUT ON eBay.
DOES ANYBODY HAVE, YOU
KNOW, SOMETHING LIKE THIS?

Susan says HANDCUFFS?
I THINK THAT MIGHT
GET THE WRONG -
[Laughing]
Maureen says YOU MIGHT GET UNWANTED EMAILS.

Susan says I'M SORRY, MAUREEN, BUT
I'M NOT SURE I WOULD DO THAT.

Conrad says WHOLE WEBSITES FOR THAT.
Maureen says ALL RIGHT.
WELL, THIS WAS A
LOT OF FUN.
THANK YOU, GUYS.
WE'LL SEE YOU
AGAIN NEXT TIME.

Susan says THANKS, MAUREEN.

Maureen says SUSAN SCOTT AND CONRAD
BIERNACKI, OUR
MORE TO LIFE'S
RESIDENT ANTIQUE AND
COLLECTIBLE EXPERTS.
A FEW WEBSITES TO
CHECK OUT ARE: flamboro.com

A panel appears under the title “Outdoor Antique Fair” It reads
Www.flamboro.com and www.antinqueshowscanada.com.”

Maureen says THAT'S THE SITE FOR THE TWO
UPCOMING OUTDOOR ANTIQUE FAIRS. AND ANTIQUESHOWSCANADA.COM
THAT LISTS A NUMBER
OF COUNTRY SALES.
AND THAT'S IT FOR
MORETO LIFE
FOR TODAY.
THANKS FOR WATCHING.
I'M MAUREEN TAYLOR.
WE'LL SEE YOU MONDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY AT 1:00.

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