Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures 2014: What Is It?

(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Gibson Girl
A “Gibson Girl” sketch from the 1920s. Illustrator Charles Dana Gibson’s sketches of attractive, independent women appeared in popular magazines, including Scribners, Harper’s Weekly, and Collier’s. APPRAISAL: $200
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Lone Ranger & Doll
An 1893 Lone Ranger horse doll. APPRAISAL: $65.00
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Autograph Book
A sports autograph book from 1930s that features sports legends including Pie Traynor, Kiki Curler, Jock Sutherland, and others. APPRAISAL: $2,500
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Black Vase
A rare vase made of consolidated glass. APPRAISAL: $4,000
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Industrial Art
A work of industrial art from Otto Kuhler, a well-known designer of 20th century American railroads and a prolific artist of industrial scenes. APPRAISAL: $3,500
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Tureen
Beautifully crafted revolving serving tureen, possibly from Queen Victoria’s royal yacht. APPRAISAL: $4,000
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Wardrobe
Gorgeously crafted wardrobe that is over 100-years-old. APPRAISAL: $3,500
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: 1933 Team Photo
A team photo of the Pittsburgh “Pirates” football team from 1933, before they changed their name to the Pittsburgh Steelers. APPRAISAL: $300
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Civil War Sword
A Civil War sword. APPRAISAL: $1,800
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Lace Collar
An intricately-stitched needle laced collar. APPRAISAL: $1,200
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Painting
Portrait of Susanna, by John Wollaston, a British portrait painter who traveled to the American colonies in the mid-1700s. APPRAISAL: $12,000
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Bar Carving
Carved figures in folk art created by an inmate at the Western Penitentiary. APPRAISAL: $1,500
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Baseball Program
A historic baseball program autographed by baseball legends. APPRAISAL: $1,500
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Quilt
A handmade patchwork quilt from 1885. APPRAISAL: $1,200
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: WWI Uniform
A historic uniform from World War I. APPRAISAL: $1,000
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Book Swords
Two 19th century swords dating from the War of 1812 and the Civil War. APPRAISAL: $6,500
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Fire Painting
An 1880 Bradford Oil Fire painting that depicts a chaotic period in the history of the city of Bradford, Pa. APPRAISAL: $50,000
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Painting
A larger-than-life painting of the baby Jesus and St. Christopher. APPRAISAL: $8,000 - $12,000
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Swank Photos
Old animal photos, possibly from the Pittsburgh Zoo, from noted local photographer Luke Swank. APPRAISAL: $24,000 for the set; $4,000 for one
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)
Hidden Treasures: Whiskey Bottle
An old whiskey bottle created here in Western Pa. APPRAISAL: $50,000
(Photo Credit: Heinz History Center)

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