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Can You Guess The REAL Value Of This Old Man’s Blanket? The Answer Will Shock You!

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!

Can You Guess The REAL Value Of This Old Man's Blanket? The Answer Will Shock You!

Can You Guess The REAL Value Of This Old Man's Blanket? The Answer Will Shock You!

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Ted has owned a rather simple blanket for many years.

Old Man's Blanket

He was only using it for sitting or resting around the house since it looked just like any other blanket.

However, this blanket had something special about it.

Old Man's Blanket

To the average person, it might look ordinary. But to experts, this basic design is part of history.

In fact, Ted's blanket is actually a national treasure.

Old Man's Blanket

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.

Donald Ellis saw Ted's blanket and he was completely stunned.

Old Man's Blanket

He even admitted that seeing the blanket made him stop immediately because he knew it was valuable.

Of course, Donald Ellis could not help but ask what Ted knew about the blanket.

Old Man's Blanket

Ted said that before his family acquired the blanket, it was first received by his grandmother's foster father.

What is even more surprising is that the blanket was apparently from Kit Carson.

Old Man's Blanket

Kit Carson was a popular man who served as an American Army officer, a wilderness guide, and an Indian agent, among others.

In reality, the blanket is a Ute First Phase Blanket of a Navajo Chief.

Old Man's Blanket

This makes it incredibly fascinating because the simple design means that it was one of the first blankets of its kind.

Even during a bad day, Ted's blanket could be sold for about $350,000.

Old Man's Blanket

And if it's a good day for selling, the value of the blanket could reach as much as $500,000.

In addition, proving that blanket was from Kit Carson would increase its value.

Old Man's Blanket

Ellis said that the authenticity of it belonging to Kit Carson would increase the blanket's value by as much as 20 percent.

Check out the full video below!

So don't just discard your old blanket. It might just be worth half a million bucks!

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