What is the oldest thing that you own?

@CJay77 (4441)
Australia
September 20, 2008 4:01pm CST
I just watched an antiques appraisal type show on TV and there were people that had held onto things all their lifes that was passed on to them and some of these things were hundreds of years old! Many of the people were very surprised when finding out these things were worth much money! What is the oldest thing you have? How did you get it? Do you know if it is worth lots like the things I saw on TV? Would you ever sell it you think?
4 responses
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
20 Sep 08
Hi CJay. I must say my body . Serious, I have an old caravel from XVIII century. It is my precious (like Lord Of The Rings)LOL. I always loved caravels. I spent a good money for it but it worth. Cheers and have a nice weekend.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
20 Sep 08
Hi teka, I'm sorry to say that I don't even know what the caravel is! I am going to look it up as soon as I'm done with this reply! Thanks for the response and I will be back, lol.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
20 Sep 08
Hi again teka! I searched for caravel and found two things. Boats and Caravans. You said 18th century so its a boat right? You have a nice weekend also.
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
20 Sep 08
Caravel is a type of ship used in XIV and XV centuries. Colombo used it to discover America. You can see similar in many pirates movies but pirates used galley.
1 person likes this
@duranv (517)
• Honduras
20 Sep 08
The oldest thing I have is an 1826 British pence, it is in good shape, a friend of mine found it while diving and gave it to me. I've had it for about 34 years, I don't really think it's worth much, out of curiosity I've done some searches on Ebay and something like it goes for around 10 bucks. Anyway I'm not selling it.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
20 Sep 08
Hi duranv, Wow 1826! And it is only 10 dollars? You would think more than this seeing as its old like that? Maybe there are many of them around so hold on to it and you may get lucky in the future! Thanks for the response.
@maximax8 (27048)
20 Sep 08
In the 1990s I began collecting dolls and during that time I bought two antique dolls. The large one is called Katie and she has black hair and blue eyes. The small one is called Penny and she has ginger hair and blue eyes. They were made in Germany and I got the large one from an antique doll shop in York and the small one from an antique doll fair in London. They were probably made between 1900 and 1930. I wouldn't ever sell them but I enjoy antique shows and finding out how much the antiques are worth.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
20 Sep 08
Hi maximax, wow that's a nice antiques collections and they were old and they probably worth a lot! I can understand that you want it to keep it and not sell it you can maybe pass on to your kids when they grew up. I just watch the show twice and I too enjoy it. Thanks for sharing and for the response.
• United States
20 Sep 08
We actually don't really own anything old at all. Everything that we have has been bought new. I wish we did own some antinques. If I had something that was worth a lot of money, and I did not have any attachment to it, I would probably sell it. I don't really know if I'd be able to get rid of it, because eveything that I own I do value very much to my heart. Even if it's worth a little or a lot.
1 person likes this
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
20 Sep 08
Hi, If I would have an antiques and I'm not attach to it I would probably sell it also, lol. I don't have any antiques also and I was surprised watching the show because some of the things that they own are worth a lot of money and they were surprised to find out how much worth it. Thanks for the response.