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IN History & Culture ON 11 Jul, 2016
Having a blanket is nice, especially if it's already winter and you need to feel a bit warmer. Moreover, a blanket is nothing really special if you think about it. Almost everyone has a blanket, and they don't really get much attention.
However, some blankets are more valuable than others. Do you know why? Check out the story!
He was only using it for sitting or resting around the house since it looked just like any other blanket.
To the average person, it might look ordinary. But to experts, this basic design is part of history.
You see, this blanket was passed down from generation to generation. Once Ted saw that the Antique Roadshow was arriving near his area, he took the opportunity to have it appraised.
He even admitted that seeing the blanket made him stop immediately because he knew it was valuable.
Ted said that before his family acquired the blanket, it was first received by his grandmother's foster father.
Kit Carson was a popular man who served as an American Army officer, a wilderness guide, and an Indian agent, among others.
This makes it incredibly fascinating because the simple design means that it was one of the first blankets of its kind.
And if it's a good day for selling, the value of the blanket could reach as much as $500,000.
Ellis said that the authenticity of it belonging to Kit Carson would increase the blanket's value by as much as 20 percent.
So don't just discard your old blanket. It might just be worth half a million bucks!
Don't forget to share this with your family and friends!