Watch Antiques Roadshow at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 on Wisconsin Public Television.
Shows like this always make me wonder what’s buried away in my grandparent’s attics and basements. With so many trinkets and souvenirs collected over the years, surely there must but a gold mine in there somewhere, right?
Better yet, what if one of those old creepy toys or ugly pieces of furniture is actually in mint condition and worth a fortune? What better reason could you come across to finally get it out of your life and make a nice paycheck in the process? Of course, you could also hold onto it a bit longer and watch it become even more valuable. After all, collectables and one-of-a-kind items are quickly becoming extinct.
Actually, come to think of it, I can’t think of any product on the market today that is part of a limited release. Everything nowadays is mass produced and nothing is going to be so rare that it’s actually worth more than when it first came out. I mean, it sure would be nice to sell a first generation iPod for a few thousand dollars 30 years from now, but I’m not going to get my hopes up.