You've always wondered, what if that thing is worth something. Grandma made sure she gave it to me and told me to take care of it. This is your chance to see if it is a family thing, or something you might want to sell for good money.
People watch for hours on TV when people bring several things to be checked and there would be that person that had no idea the painting or lamp was worth so much money, or better yet was a part of history. There is a way to do that.
You've been looking at that collectible you have and wondering about it. You have researched and can't find anything about it. Take it to the Depot and let a professional tell you about it. Not everything is worth money, but everything tells a story.