MIKE: Danielle is sending us to
visit Terry and his wife Jean. Their collection
covers everything, but it focuses on
eye-related stuff. FRANK: Hello!
JEAN: Hi, there. FRANK: Jean and Terry?
MIKE: How’re you doing? JEAN: Yes.
FRANK: How’re you doing? MIKE: Man, this is
a beautiful property! FRANK: Beautiful.
JEAN: Thank you so much. FRANK: I see the lake
out there for fishing too. JEAN: Oh, yeah, yeah.
That’s kind of a bonus. MIKE: Here, watch this,
I’m gonna bust these out on ya. TERRY: Oh, there,
I’ve seen them before. MIKE: She said you
were in the business. TERRY: There you are. MIKE: How many years
were you in? TERRY: 40.
MIKE & FRANK: 40 years! TERRY: As an ophthalmologist,
I’m interested in collecting old eye-related antiques
and instruments that were used back
in the early 1900s. And also quackery. MIKE: She also said that
you guys have been married for over 50 years? TERRY: 54.
JEAN: 54 and a half now. MIKE: No kidding.
FRANK: That’s how old I am. TERRY: We were
high-school sweethearts. MIKE & FRANK: No kiddin’. TERRY: So we ended up
getting married. Interestingly, she was 21, I was
20; we’re about 5 months apart. MIKE: Oh, really?
JEAN: [laughs] MIKE: Can we look
around a little bit? TERRY: Oh, absolutely.
JEAN: Sure, come in. MIKE: Man.
TERRY: Come on in. TERRY: We decided to downsize, because the kids have let
us know what they want, and there’s still
a lot of stuff. And we would like to pass it on
so someone else can enjoy it. MIKE: Oh, my gosh,
look at those, Frank. TERRY: What’d you find? FRANK: This is a cool
little sign here. It’s got the spectacles
right on there. TERRY: That is very nice.
FRANK: I mean, it’s early. Do you remember
where you got this? TERRY: No. FRANK: No?
Just when you were buying? TERRY: That’s probably
30, 40 years ago. FRANK: You wanna
plug this one in? TERRY: Yes.
FRANK: Hit it. TERRY: There it is.
FRANK: Oh, yeah. That’s pretty. FRANK: You know, when
the bulbs burn out, a lot of people put
a regular 50-watt, 60-, or 100-watt in there.
Well, that heats up, and then makes it flake
away from the front. FRANK: Octagon, right? 8-side?
TERRY: Right. That particular configuration
was replaced by oval frames, probably in the 40s. So that dates it
probably from the 30s. TERRY: That would be in an
optician’s dispensing shop. You go in and you see
these little glasses and, how could you leave without
buying a pair of glasses, right? FRANK: Is this something
you would sell? TERRY: I would,
if the price was right. FRANK: Okay.
I think in a retail setting, it’d be up to maybe 700. I would be in it…
for $550. TERRY: I think that’s good.
Let me… Jean?
JEAN: Yes. You said how much, 550?
FRANK: 550. JEAN: I think that’s good. FRANK: So 550 will do it?
TERRY: It’s done. FRANK: Alright.
Thank you. TERRY: Done deal.
FRANK: Thank you very much. FRANK: A lot of this stuff
Terry and Jean have bought is great, highly
collectible stuff. But they bought it
at the right time, and now it’s worth
a lot of cash. MIKE: Jean and Terry
bought the best of the best. And for them, it wasn’t
just about the buying, it was about the journey.
FRANK: Ooh, here we go. MIKE: For them, it was about
travelling together and finding these things directly
connected to their life. FRANK: See you, Terry!
[honks horn] FRANK: See you, Jean!