Value This - The weekly Radio Appraisal show with Brian Kathenes and Leon Castner

Brian and Leon, will blow your mind with their witty and thorough knowledge of everything that you can put a price tag on. Listen every week on your local public radio station.


Did someone really find a painting of old boots done by Vincent Van Gogh?  We’ll find out.  We’ll also talk to our friend Uncle Al in Florida to see what’s up in his world of crazy collectibles.



Q: What famous cook has blue eyes, dark hair, and wears a red dress?  (The problem is that she never really existed although her name lives on.)

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Q:  What giant food empire started with a young boy growing horseradish and selling extra to his neighbors?  (He became famous with a certain food condiment introduced in 1876.)

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Trivia:  Those Were the Days

1814:  In 1814 we took a little trip, actually we didn’t.  The war of 1812 was still going strong and the Vice President, Elbridge Gerry, not exactly a household name, died unexpectedly.  (His office remained vacant during the rest of Madison’s presidency.)  It was the introduction of the first complex machine made from mass produced parts-the PILLAR & SCROLL CLOCK.  Eli Terry made it in Plymouth, CT and it became the first timepiece widely held by the public.  (It can sell for $1500-2500 today.)

PS  The Yankees didn’t win the Series.



Saying of the Week

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

James Madison

PS  Wouldn’t you know that Leon majored in philosophy in college.


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