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Mad told the readers in Issue #439 that Mad's own expert appraiser, Hans Brickface, had been hired to evaluate all of Mad's readers precious heirlooms, collectibles and tchotchkes on the Letters Page. All the reader needed to do was send a clear photograph of the item and a brief description of where it came from, how much was paid for it and any other helpful information about it. Mad told readers, "Who knows how much your useless crap is actually worth!"
Readers were told to send pics to Amy "The Big Appraiser".
FEATURE TITLE ITEM DESCRIPTION APPRAISED VALUE ISSUE / DATE
Antiques Freakshow (Initial Mad Request for Pictures) 439 - Mar 2004
Antiques Freakshow
with Hans Brickface
Toucan Letter Holder $10 Canadian. 442 - Jun 2004
Antiques Freakshow
with Hans Brickface
Rocky and Bullwinkle Lunchbox Less than the $15 Paid For It.
If you saved the lunch, you might be sitting on an edible goldmine.
443 - Jul 2004
Antiques Freakshow
with Hans Brickface
Ceramic Monkey Doctor $40.
Complete Set of "Professional Monkey Workers" worth upwards of $5,000
(includes Monkey Lawyer, Monkey Securities Trader, Monkey Telemarketer).
446 - Oct 2004
Antiques Freakshow
with Hans Brickface
Two statues of women
(which were the base of table lamps)
made in Paris in the late 1800s
and Mad Issues #1 and #2
$800 for whatever is in the red apple cookie jar shown in the picture. 448 - Dec 2004
Antiques Freakshow
with Hans Brickface
1960's Hai Karate cologne/aftershave gift set Collector's Value: $18.
Sentimental Value: Priceless.
450 - Feb 2005
Antiques Freakshow
with Hans Brickface
Pinocchio Bank Somewhere in between the disembodied skull of Magilla Gorilla
and the torso-less Grape Ape.
453 - May 2005
Antiques Freakshow
with Hans Brickface
Frog sitting on the back
of a colorful three-legged turtle
Set is worth 130 Kroma, or $50 in IKEA store credit. 457 - Sep 2005
Antiques Freakshow
with Hans Brickface
(Bought an item and wants to know what it is) (Sphere of half-eaten, petrified marshmallows.) No Market Value.
Joke played at your expense: Priceless.
462 - Feb 2006
Antiques Freakshow
with Hans Brickface
Two Shaving Mugs
(One Hand Painted)
(Can't think of the possible collectibility and pricing of the items.) 468 - Aug 2006
Antiques Freakshow
with Hans Brickface
Relic from the Gilligan Dynasty (A coconut depiction of Britney Spears
which is actually a self-portrait carved by Britney.)
Nothing Special, but shows more creativity than any of her albums.
477 - May 2007
Antiques Freakshow Lamby Lamp Donít know what it is worth,
but would pay ANY price to never have to lay eyes on it again.
502 - Jan 2010

Compiled by John R. Racano
Letters - Antiques Freakshow with Hans Brickface

Antiques Freakshow with Hans Brickface - from #457 - September 2005