Monday, April 26, 2010

Spinning Wheel on "Pawn Stars" Show

My husband and I like to watch a show called "Pawn Stars" on the History Channel. It's about a pawn shop in Vegas run by three family members, father, son, and grandson and a few staff members.

Last night's episode included someone bringing in a spinning wheel they wanted to sell. It had belonged to his grandmother and then mother. I recognized it as a Country Craftsman. The man didn't have a clue what to do with it or what it was worth. Rick, the son part of the owners, proceeded to tell him it was a "fake" wheel when he saw the stamp under the table of the wheel. He called it just a pretty decoration, saying people didn't really use them. Except for little old ladies. He then proceeded to say it was a worthless item and he should take it home and use it as a decoration. Or try to sell it to a shop that does home decorating. Grrr.

This wheel was complete. All it needed was a driveband. There was fiber and yarn on the bobbin. I'm tempted to write into the show and tell him he was wrong about it. I was surprised at his response because usually he will tell the owner of the item if he isn't sure of an item, not just brush it off.

Yep. I'm going to write a comment to the show. I'll let you know if I hear anything back.


Donna said...

Find the owner and tell him you feel sorry for him but will offer him $100 to take it off his hands.

Isn't that strange how they had no idea that it was worth anything??

calicokitty6 said...

I couldn't find anywhere to contact the show, but there is a forum on th History channel and you can post regarding shows and episodes. There was already a thread started by someone else, so I commented on that. I hope the people in charge read the forums and can give the show a heads up regarding wheels.

Lucie said...

My friend Marci is trying to find a Country Craftsman wheel for parts.
My husband watches this show and is not overly impressed with their estimating skills.