We love watching the PBS's Antiques Roadshow to get a glimpse of all sorts of treasures people hold onto. We also really love seeing unsuspecting owners bowled over by especially great appraisals. Here are some stunners - be it in their value, their beauty, or their interesting backstories - that make you look at your next trip to the flea market in a different light:
• 1 This Joseph Stella painting from the 1930's was inherited. It was appraised at $250,000 - a sum that shocked the owner, as the painting was last appraised in '87 for around $7,000.
• 2 A collection of Lyonel Feininger watercolor and prints appraised at $40-60,000. We love the backstory here.
• 3 This awesome Billy Haines dining table was purchased, along with a coffee table, by its current owner along with the purchase of his house for $1500. It was appraised for $15,000.
• 4 This beautiful pottery collection by Gertrude & Otto Natzler appraised for $44,500 - $68,500.