Everything that comes on Antiques Roadshow has some sort of history behind it, it may be a historic item or a family heirloom. The value of items depends on the need for the item and the originality and rarity. Quite often the appraisers come across items that leave them stunned, appraiser Lark E. Mason of Mason & Associates was left in awe. The item broke the US record for the highest valuation and left Lark stunned.
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America's Antiques Roadshow: Record Valuation | PBS America