MOBILE, Ala. - Ernest Welch drove all the way from Monroeville to find out whathis prize gun collection is worth. It included a Civil War weaponhe considers his pride and joy.
"When you put it in your hand you can't hardly help but to thinkabout who had this," said Welch holding the antique rifle. Welch,along with hundreds of other people waited in line to present theiritems to an appraiser. All of them were hopeful that their familyheirlooms or yard sale finds are worth something.
"I bought it at a yard sale, for $5 because the lady said herex-husband's Uncle brought it back from war. That's where I foundit," said Lynda Chatham.
Chatham brought a World War II flag for appraisers to inspect.It turns out the $5 find, is worth more than $4,000! " I'm gonnasell it, it wasn't my uncle!" said Chatham.
A couple of pieces excited appraiser, Charles Parmenter, ownerof Olde Mobile Antiques. Particularly a set of sterling silverjewelry boxes. "The engraved ring boxes are from Birks. It is theTiffany's of Canada, and just the boxes alone are worth easily,$800 to $1000 dollars," said Parmenter. "I haven't seen somethinglike these in years."
Then it was time time for Welch to find out what his Civil Wargun is worth. After looking over the gun, an appraiser said,$1,200, especially since Welch kept such good care of theweapon.
"I'm tickled," said Welch, "Thrilled because I brought this gunback to life, it means a lot to me and is more than I thought itwas worth." News like that makes coming all the way fromMonroeville to find out what it's worth, worth the drive.
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