Here's How Much These Iconic Antiques From the Past 30 Years Are Worth Now

Do you have any of these valuable items hiding in your attic?

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Helaine Fendelman knows her . Since 1984, she's appraised more than 1,594 items in 188 "What Is It? What Is It Worth?" columns for Country Living. Now, the New York City appraiser is looking back and reevaluating 40 of the most from years' past. Here are Fendelman's 40 most memorable antiques worth money, from antique furniture, art, collectibles, antique toys, dishes, and more.

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Weston Table
Early 20th-Century French Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk

What it was worth (1984): $750

What it's worth now: $15,000

This beautiful piece of appeared in Fendelman's very first column for Country Living in 1984.

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American Thermos Co. Roy Rogers Lunch Box

What it was worth (2004): $300

What it’s worth now: $65

This is now worth less than a fourth of its original appraised value, but we still love the Western theme.

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Antiques Roadshow
International Harvester Buddy L Toy Truck

What it was worth (1989): $1,200

What it’s worth now: $3,500

This might be you don't let your kids play with.

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1st Dips
Early-20th-Century Halls Excelsior Mechanical Bank

What it was worth (1987): $275

What it’s worth now: $1,750

After 31 years, this was appraised for more than six times its original value.

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Helaine Fendelman
1985 Australian Thoroughbred Print

What it was worth (2012): $225

What it’s worth now: $100

This would look perfect in any room boasting a -inspired aesthetic.

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1960s Bonnie Cashin Coat

What it was worth (2008): $600

What it’s worth now: $800

This jacket was made by , one of the originators of American sportswear. She also created uniforms for women fighting in World War II.

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Hand and Heart Antiques
Blue Onion Condiment Set

What it was worth (1995): $350

What it’s worth now: $225

This was originally called the "bulb" pattern. Copy the classic look with the budget-friendly cornflower print found on

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1st Dips
Cast-Iron Water Sprinkler

What it was worth (1997): $425

What it’s worth now: $1,500

We're not sure how useful would be today, but the duck design is pretty cute (and that updated price tag is pretty impressive).

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The Stove Guy LV
Phillips & Clark Stove Co. Art Andes 20 Stove

What it was worth (1986): $3,500

What it’s worth now: $5,000

This is quite a bit bulkier and much more intricate than today's models, but it will no doubt make a statement in your home.

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Andrew McCaul
1950s Rand McNally Terrestrial Globe

What it was worth (2004): $50

What it’s worth now: $65

Rand McNally, a company founded way back in 1856, today.

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Olde Hope Antiques
19th-Century Lehnware Bucket

What it was worth (2001): $22,000

What it’s worth now: $22,000

We certainly wouldn't be using —which has surprisingly retained its value over the years—for its intended purpose.

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Sterling Silver Tiffany Demitasse Spoons

What it was worth (2010): $1,400 for a set of 7

What it’s worth now: $750

Although they've decreased in value by nearly 50 percent, are still stunning.

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The French Corner
European Enamelware Coffee Pot

What it was worth (2005): $350

What it’s worth now: $200

We'd love to have our coffee or tea served from .

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Helaine Fendelman
1904 National Cash Register

What it was worth (2015): $900

What it’s worth now: $1,000

from National Cash Register—now called NCR Corporation— for thousands of dollars.

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Helaine Fendelman
Albion Union Windmill Salesman's Sample

What it was worth (2006): $3,500

What it’s worth now: $3,500

Fendelman says Saleman's Samples pieces that have original parts are .

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Urban Remains
Circa-1910 Shoemaker's Nail Holder

What it was worth (1989): $75

What it’s worth now: $75

Although was originally used for nails, it could hold a variety of trinkets. Plus, think about how charming it would look on your dresser.

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Helaine Fendelman
Late-19th-Century Tiffany Table Lamp

What it was worth (2004): $12,000

What it’s worth now: $12,000

Compared to current —which are sold for a few hundred dollars— is quite a bit pricier.

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Early-20th-Century Diamond Dyes Color Card

What it was worth (2013): $350

What it’s worth now: $350

Despite being around 100 years old, is still vibrant.

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Helaine Fendelman
Circa-1940s Folk Art Croquet Wickets

What it was worth (2005): $1,800

What it’s worth now: $3,600

These animated wickets are much more fun than the .

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Helaine Fendelman
1899 Shreve, Crump & Low Sterling Loving Cup

What it was worth (2015): $700

What it’s worth now: $2,700

According to its , Shreve, Crump & Low—founded in 1796—is "America's oldest purveyor of fine gifts." in the original finish, and you'll more than double the value.

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Erik Gould
Wallace Nutting Brace-Back Bow-Back Windsor Chair

What it was worth (1987): $2,500 for a set of 6

What it’s worth now: $1,800

Maybe it's time to get your kitchen furniture appraised: This set of is worth nearly $2,000 today!

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Lara Robby/Studio D
Circa-1940 Polka-Dot Cocktail Set

What it was worth (2008): $450

What it’s worth now: $400

Every hour is happy hour when you're mixing drinks with this .

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Helaine Fendelman
Late-1800s Pennsylvania Chalkware Rooster

What it was worth (2005): $950

What it’s worth now: $950

are lightweight models that are actually made with plaster of Paris.

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Circa-1920 Pieced Quilt

What it was worth (2011): $2,500

What it’s worth now: $1,000

Although decreased in value by more than 50 percent, we think every handmade quilt is priceless.

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1st Dibs
Walter Von Nessen Art Deco Constellation Lamp

What it was worth (2002): $400

What it’s worth now: $2,000

, husband of industrial designer Greta von Nessen, co-founded Nessen Studios, now Nessen Lamps Inc., with his wife.

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Vectis Auctions LTD
1920s Distler Busy Lizzie Tin Windup Toy

What it was worth (1995): $500

What it’s worth now: $500

"doing everyday things" are rare to find, Fendelman says.

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Efingegifts
Fanny Farmer Uncle Sam Container

What it was worth (2001): $45

What it’s worth now: $45

was named after the culinary queen, though she had nothing to do with the sweet business.

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1892 Presidential Campaign Souvenir Bandana

What it was worth (2012): $1,200

What it’s worth now: $500

displays the faces of the 22nd President of the United States, Grover Cleveland, and his second Vice President, Adlai Stevenson.

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Helaine Fendelman
1900 Wool Yacht Flag

What it was worth (2004): $200

What it’s worth now: $650

If just is appraised for $650, we wonder how much the yacht it flew on is worth!

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Helaine Fendelman
Griswold Cast-Iron Cake Mold

What it was worth (2003): $275

What it’s worth now: $200

Griswold Manufacturing produced from 1865 to 1957.

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