Caroline Ashleigh on Antiques Road Show: James Dean Junior Yearbook

In the following clip, Caroline Ashleigh appraises a James Dean yearbook:




The yearbook is from James Dean's junior year in high school, and the owner brings the item to Caroline Ashleigh with obvious enthusiasm. Immediately, Ashleigh and the woman find the picture of James Dean in the yearbook, which is accompanied by the nickname, "Rack."

More importantly, however, at the back of the book is a signature page, where James Dean's signature appears, along with his nickname. Caroline Ashleigh explains that the signatures of celebrities such as Dean can fetch between $1,500 to $2,000 on their own. Its appearance in the yearbook greatly increases the value.

Had the yearbook been of his senior year, Caroline Ashleigh explains, it would have been worth over $4,000. However, she still appraises the item between $3,000 and $3,500.

More information on Caroline Ashleigh and additional video clips from her television appearances can be found at www.appraiseyourart.com and www.auctionyourart.com

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