What's It Worth With Dr. Lori: Feb. 23, 2021 (Pt. 1)

Dr. Lori is appraising more of your antiques and family heirlooms!

Video Transcript


- All right. Welcome back, everybody. Are you ready to play What's It Worth with us? It's our antiques appraisal game when we ask Dr. Lori to tell us the value of the items that you sent us photos of.

- Dr. Lori then chooses five items from the PTL mailbox. So get ready to play along with us, as we try to guess what they're worth.

- So welcome back, Dr. Lori. We always look forward to this. And, oh, my gosh, you've got The Fonz on your table.

- The Fonz is here. The Fonz kissed me. I was so happy.



- Arthur Fonzarelli kissed you?

- He did. He did. I met him in Seattle many years ago in a TV station. I swooned like every other girl of the '70s. [LAUGHS]

- Was this like a cheek kiss, or like what are we talking here, Dr. Lori?

- Oh, it was a cheek kiss. It was very respectable.

- Oh, good.

- My Catholic Italian mother would say it's OK.

- Sorry. [LAUGHS]

- It was very nice.


- Heather's such a good question-asker. She like gets right to the dirt. Was this a cheek kiss?

- Well, I just-- I thought that was more appropriate than asking something else.



- No, I wasn't making out in the green room with The Fonz, you know?


- I wouldn't blame you for trying. I don't know.

- Well, you know.

- OK. All right. Well, let's start--

- [INAUDIBLE]. He's a nice guy.


- We're so off track. All right. We should get to our first item.

- No, we're not.

- No, we're not? [LAUGHS]

- All right. Let's start with Anne who sent in a picture of a duck plate.

- This is a hunting plate, a relatively interesting hunting plate. And this particular piece is white milk glass. So it's molded glass. And these are gaming plates. You'd see them in many different places. If you look at the bottom, that's where the duck is. Do you see the duck?

- Yes.

- Yeah.

- Now, you might see the duck at the bottom. OK. Because I think you're all thinking, wait a minute. Dr. Lori doesn't know her animals. So that's basically what you're looking at. And this particular piece dates, as I said, early 1900s, and Anne sent it in, that it was in her family.

- So when you say it's a hunting plate, this isn't like a shooting clay. This is something different, right?

- Oh, very good. No, it's-- it's not one that you would go, pull, and then they'd, you know, have the clay pigeon come. No, it's not that. It's basically the form is all about the hunt. So typically when you went out and maybe you got venison, or maybe you killed quail, or whatever it might be, this would be the dish that it would be served on. There are different types of plates and casserole dishes for hunting or game.

- Interesting.

- OK.

- Yeah.

- Did you say the maker? Did you say it was Danish? Am I hearing things?

- No. I said it was-- I said to look at the duck.

- Oh, look at the duck.


- It's a different D.


- OK, I need a new earpiece in my ear.

- It's American, hon.

- It's American. OK.

- OK. I don't know. I don't know how something-- how much something like this would cost, but it's beautiful. And it looks like it's in good condition.

- It's milk glass. It's milk glass.

- Well, tell us-- well, no. It seems like we should know more about that. Oh, I just showed you my answer.

- It's fine. Let's just guess. Because we're not going to have enough time.

- OK. All right.

- I said $125.


- I said $90.

- Too high, too high, both too high.

- Oh.

- $40.

- $40?

- $40.

- $40, OK.

- Yeah.

- Oh, wow, OK.

- Glass is usually more-- glass is usually more inexpensive than ceramic when it comes to plates.

- Oh, so that's what we should keep in mind about milk glass. OK.

- All right. Good to know.

- Oh, there you go.

- Important to know.

- Now you're learning. That's what this is about.

- That's right, Dr. Lori.

- All right. So--

- OK.

- --next up is something from Bob. And it's some knives.

- Yeah, these are Stahl Bronce--

- Oh.

- --marked knives. It's actually a fruit knife set with porcelain decorated handle. And you'll notice that it's made from Germany. It's marked with Stahl Bronce right on it, which is a very well-known German manufacturer of fruit knives. So this would be my Italian family, you know, after Thanksgiving and the big bowl of fruit comes out. And everybody gets a knife. And they start cutting whatever they're eating, whether it's a peach, or an apple, or a pear, or whatever it might be. Very, very typical, they bring out the knives. It was a big deal.

- Beautiful.

- And how rare would these be to come across today? I mean, are there--

- Not rare

- --a lot of these? Not rare.

- Not-- not rare but high quality.

- OK.

- OK.

- All right. I think they're gorgeous. And I feel like--

- They're beautiful. They're beautiful.

- I think about my perusing--


- --on Pottery Barn's website.


- And I feel like these might be more valuable than that. OK.

- OK. Maybe I went too low, then. I don't know.

- It's a set. Remember you're-- you're trying to guess the set.

- I'm saying $250, Dr. Lori.

- OK.

- I'm saying $125.

- $175 is what their worth.

- Good job, David.

- You know what? Oh.


- Oh, I am closer. Oh, but we're-- you know, we were about equidistant away from it.

- Good job me-- David.

- I know. I know.


- All right.

- We have to do the math.

- We're going to be right back. And we'll have more with Dr. Lori after this.