It’s obvious he had no idea his life was about to change.
It’s not too often you get to watch someone become instantly rich. In 2001, Tucson, Arizona hosted The Antique Roadshow on PBS and it turned up one of the most incredible finds in the show’s history.
An elderly gentleman, Ted, brought in a blanket that had been, “Hanging on the back of a chair.” The background he was told was that the blanket had been given to his grandmother’s foster dad by none other than Kit Carson.
Kit Carson was a famous frontiersman, guide, U.S. Army officer and Indian agent. The item was a Navajo Chief blanket, described as a Ute First Phase, circa 1850, that was made from hand woven wool.
Ted never had the blanket appraised. It’s worth knowing before you view the video that Ted came from generations of “poor farmers.”
It’s obvious he had no idea his life was about to change. It really seems like it couldn’t have happened to a nicer fellow.