Aww. I like this story.
Simeon Lipman, an independent appraiser of pop culture memorabilia from New York City, was manning his table at the Providence ANTIQUES ROADSHOW when a guest approached with a tin canister. "He opened the tin," Simeon remembers, "and out they popped. It was like seeing old friends." The old friends were Rudolph and Santa Claus, two of the puppets from the Rankin/Bass TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that Simeon — and millions of other Americans — have seen seasonally since it debuted on NBC in 1964.
Providence, Follow the Stories: Is this the Real Rudolph?
(via Tiny Showcase)