MOBILE, Ala. - Some items we saw at our "what's it Worth" event had been passeddown for generations.
"The little elephant with the sprinkler thing, I'll keep thatbecause it's cute, and I remember my mother using that," said RoseGallager.
Other items were someone's trash, that became someone else'streasure.
Cindy Donahue literally found her treasure in the trash.
"Someone had set it by the road in a laundry basket," shesaid.
But Cindy didn't realize what her treasure was worth untilWednesday when she took it to Fox10's What's it worth.
An antique jug caught the eye of appraiser CharlesParmenter.
"This is a great piece, from George Ohr of Biloxi. I recentlysold one of these I had in my shop for $4,500 so I'm going to saywe're right in that $4,000-$5,000 ballpark on this jug," saidParmenter.
Tony Watkins found slave shackles on some property that has beenhis family for more than 50 years.
"When I was digging up under the dirt, about maybe three or fourinches, I picked it up with a pitchfork and it was hanging likethis," said Watkins.
Parmenter says the shackles are worth at least $2,500.
"Museums, private individuals would be all over them, to have aspart of their collection. Again you never see them, there weren'tthat many around, and they made a special point not to keep themaround. Since the gentleman actually dug them up there's noquestion of their authenticity, the fact that we can place them inAlabama just makes them just an incredible part of our history,"said Parmenter .
One man brought in a Tiffany clock. The owner described it as afox chase. It has beautiful details. Parmenter said it was fromabout 1890, and worth at least $25,000.
The cost to appraise each item was $2.00 per item, with proceedsbenefiting the Historic Mobile Preservation Society and thePenelope House.
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