They just showed their stop in Grand Rapids, MI on PBS last night. I don't know about you, but there is something oddly compelling about that show. Yes, seeing some of the odd knicknacks that people bring in is interesting in and of itself, but even more entertaining sometimes is watching people's reactions (I swear they've caught a few aspiring actors over the years) when they learn that the chamber pot that Uncle Bob bought at a garage sale 25 years ago for fifty cents happens to have belonged to King Charles II and is now worth over ten grand.
The most entertaining of all, though, is watching the palpable disappointment that people try to conceal when they find out some treasured family heirloom is a cheap knock-off worth $50! ("...M'am do you have the cover to this Superman 1 comic book?" "Yeah I did, but I tore it off and threw it away because it had a small water stain on it that made it look unattractive....")
Anyone else ever watch that show? Anyone ever take some antique to an appraiser and get a surprise?