Antiques Roadshow - Season 1

Monday 12:00 AM on PBS Premiered Jan 01, 1997 In Season




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Episode Guide

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma | Hour 1
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is turning Sweet Sixteen with a jaw-dropping season premiere from Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the Sooner State, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry head to the Pawnee Bill Ranch to look at some show-stopping Wild West posters.
  • Antiques Roadshow Wild Things!
    In this special edition, Antiques Roadshow, "Wild Things" revisits the most memorable animal-themed antiques and collectibles showcased on Roadshow over the years. Some of the warm and fuzzy discoveries include a 19th-century Charles Van den Eycken painting of cavorting kittens — an ode to the "inner wild thing" — appraised for $15,000 to $25,000. Among the more dramatic beasts of prey are a late period bronze Egyptian falcon mummy sarcophagus worth between $12,000 and $18,000. And in the category of creatures of the imagination is a sculpture depicting the elusive "kangaroo bird" as dreamed up and sculpted by the legendary Dr. Seuss in the 1930s, authenticated in a letter from Seuss himself, and valued at $25,000.moreless
  • Roadshow Favorites (2004)
    In this one-hour special retrospective, "Antiques Roadshow Favorites," they relive some of the most memorable — and emotional — discoveries of the series' eight years on PBS. Highlights include an original luncheon menu from the Titanic, estimated to be worth $75,000 to $100,000; an Alaskan Eskimo helmet purchased at a flea market (and held together with tape), valued at $65,000 to $75,000; and a "Tiffany" vase whose real value leaves its owners speechless.moreless
  • Oklahoma City, Hour 3
    Roadshow's host Lara Spencer is back at Oklahoma City's National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum with roadshow expert John Buxton to discuss the Hopi Kachina doll as native tradition and as modern art form. Back at the Cox Business Services Convention Center, appraisers scan the crowd for Oklahoma City's most interesting finds and come up with a popular Picard pattern painted punch bowl, some very cool Lucite "Jelly Belly" pins by Trifari, and a collection of master promoter Bill Graham's handbills chronicling the 1960s San Francisco music scene, worth an impressive $28,000 to $30,000 for the set.moreless
  • Portland, Hour 3
    Portland, Hour 3
    Episode 14
    Antiques Roadshow concludes its broadacst on the banks of the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon where appraisers at the Oregon Convention Center net a catch of fascinating objects, including a traditionally carved Hawaiian koa wood bowl so large it probably belonged to royalty — and is such a magnificent specimen of ancient craftsmanship, even the repaired cracks increase its value; a 1904 dog show trophy whose art nouveau hammered copper, silver and stag horn composition make it a very distinguished thrift store find; and an original print of the map that revolutionized our understanding of the American landscape — the Lewis and Clark report of 1814 — conservatively valued today at $45,000.moreless
  • Portland, Hour 2
    Portland, Hour 2
    Episode 13
    Antiques roadshow is in Portland, Oregon for another hour of big surprises. At the Oregon Convention Center, appraisers cultivate a garden of goodies, including a bronze Japanese altar set elaborately decorated with mythical creatures from the Taisho period, circa 1915; a German artist's landscape sketchbook chronicling in rich detail his travels through the Alps around 1862; and a little girl's shoe, accompanied by documentation from 1928 showing the footwear once bore the autographs of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, with a value that could hit $500 to $700.moreless
  • Portland, Hour 1
    Portland, Hour 1
    Episode 12
    Antiques roadshw stops in Portland, Oregon. While lingering at the Oregon Convention Center, appraisers sniff out some truly arresting artifacts like a third-grader's rare, circa 1820 Sunderland figurines representing the seasons; an original radio transcript from the naval base on Oahu, Hawaii, detailing the events of the invasion of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941; and an enormous 1896 lithograph poster depicting frolicking bathers at the legendary Sutro Baths of San Francisco, valued at an equally enormous $15,000 to $20,000.moreless
  • Kansas City, Hour 3
    Episode 12
    In the final hour of Antiques Roadshow from Kansas City, Missouri, Dan Elias pays his respects to the veterans of World War I at the Liberty Memorial, the only public museum in the country dedicated entirely to the history of the First World War. Inside the Kansas City Convention Center, collectors arrive with armloads of items for appraisal, including a well preserved Roy Rogers holster set, a beautifully beaded 1840s Native American bandolier bag owned by an employee of the Missouri Fur Trade Company, and an elegant early 19th century Federal sofa estimated to be worth $10,000 after going "under the knife" of a Roadshow appraiser.moreless
  • Reno, Hour 3
    Reno, Hour 3
    Episode 11
    Antiques Roadshow airs one last time from Reno, Nevada. Host Lara Spencer and expert Brad Witherell chance upon the Liberty Belle Saloon, owned by the descendents of Charles Fey, who invented the first three-reel, automatic-payout slot machine — The Liberty Bell — the most sought after jackpot for vintage slot machine collectors. Appraisers at the Reno Sparks Convention Center prospect for nuggets of history and find some real gems, including a movie production saddle given by John Wayne to his good friend and partner in — of all things — a catering business; a turn-of-the-century diamond encrusted gold Cartier cigarette case, traded for three breakfasts in a small town diner; and an 1856 book by famed German herbalist Matthioli, estimated to be worth a healthy $25,000.moreless
  • Kansas City, Hour 2
    Episode 11
    Antiques Roadshow continues its stay in Kansas City, Missouri, and host Dan Elias relates the story of the Steamship Arabia, a legendary casualty of the treacherous Missouri River in 1856, and a salvage triumph in 1987. It was retrieved, not from the depths of the Missouri's muddy waters, but half a mile from the river under 50 feet of dirt. At the Kansas City Convention Center, appraisers have an easier time spotting treasures, including: a carte-de-visite album from 1860 featuring photographs of Civil War generals, Sojourner Truth, and other notables of that era; a beautifully hand-painted and gilded 18th-century Sevres box; and a Walt Disney celluloid, personally signed by the legend himself, valued at between $7,000 and $8,000.moreless
  • Reno, Hour 2
    Reno, Hour 2
    Episode 10
    The Roadshow continues its visit to the Biggest Little City in the World — Reno, Nevada — where appraisers Rudy Franchi and Ken Farmer talk about fire and fire-fighting collectibles. At the Reno Sparks Convention Center, appraisers are greeted by an array of amazing artifacts large and small including a Victorian silver tea set crafted in 1854 by English silversmiths Samuel Hayne and Dudley Cater; an early 20th-century Duffner and Kimberly leaded glass lamp shade; and a toy train with a live steam engine and working coach doors made by the Marklin Company of Germany — a true marvel and valued at $8,000 to $10,000.moreless
  • Kansas City, Hour 1
    Episode 10
    When Antiques Roadshow makes a stop in Kansas City, Missouri, host Dan Elias reveals how it went from cow town to "Paris of the Plains," with almost as many fountains as Rome and Swopes Park's two thousand acres of formal gardens and winding boulevards. Appraisers at the Kansas City Convention Center encounter a remarkable array of objects, including a vase made for the Imperial Household of China between 1736 and 1795, a wild collection of memorabilia -- including a tee shirt with bullet holes -- documenting the life and antics of beat generation writer William Burroughs, and an 1880s Pennsylvania poplar dry sink with fantastic grain painted finish, estimated to be worth $8,000.moreless
  • Reno, Hour 1
    Reno, Hour 1
    Episode 9
    This week they head west to Reno, Nevada, where, at the Reno Sparks Convention Center, appraisers unearth a goldmine of alluring antiques and collectibles. Among the treasures they dig up are a pair of meticulously painted mid- to late-19th-century Meissen cherub figurines; an original circa 1906 Edison Company cylinder phonograph complete with custom-made art deco wooden case and matching papier-mache horn; and an elaborately tooled 1890s Walker Visalia riding outfit, originally designed for General John Koster of the California State Militia, valued at $25,000.moreless
  • Miami, Hour 3
    Episode 9
    During ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's Miami visit, host Dan Elias provides historical background on the birth of the city known as the billion-dollar sandbar. At the Coconut Grove Convention Center, appraisers encounter a slew of antiques with their own interesting stories, including a pair of German-made porcelain figurines with toy bicycles in tow, a 19th-century glass vase bought at a Paris flea market, and a vintage silver champagne bucket --once featured in an ad for the maiden voyage of an Israeli ship line--appraised at $12,000 to $15,000.moreless
  • Memphis, Hour 3
    Memphis, Hour 3
    Episode 8
    This is the roadshows final hour in Memphis, Tennessee. Appraisers at the Memphis Cook Convention Center are ready to dive into a heaping helping of curiosities and treasures. Some of the piping hot items they find include an exquisitely carved turn-of-the-century carousel horse head; a hothouse flower composition painted by Victorian English watercolorist George Kilburn; and the obligatory Elvis collectible — a spangled Elvis costume which, if traced back to his 1968 comeback tour, could rocket its value from $15,000 to $100,000.moreless
  • Miami, Hour 2
    Episode 8
    ROADSHOW host Dan Elias takes viewers just south of downtown Miami to a place called Vizcaya, James Deering's Venetian palace on the edge of Biscayne Bay. Appraisers at the Coconut Grove Convention Center share collectors' excitement as they uncover a number of unusual objects, including Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls dating to 1918 and 1919, a lifetime season pass to baseball's American League circa 1910, and an impressive glazed pottery jug in the shape of a face, valued at $25,000 to $35,000.moreless
  • Memphis, Hour 2
    Memphis, Hour 2
    Episode 7
    At the Memphis Cook Convention Center, appraisers are "all shook up" as some great antiques and collectibles take center stage. Highlights include an 1882 cast iron monkey cap shooter — one of the rarest ever made; a late nineteenth-century Tibetan wedding necklace beautifully decorated with pearls, turquoise and a Chinese zodiac coin; and a small sampling of one man's collection of pocket-sized pieces of art, better known as match safes, worth a striking $20,000.moreless
  • Miami, Hour 1
    Episode 7
    While in Miami, Florida, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Dan Elias visits the home of pioneer Ralph Monroe, The Barnacle, and learns about South Florida when it was nothing but swamp and hardwood forest from the beach to the Everglades. Back at the Coconut Grove Convention Center, crowds gather to have ROADSHOW experts appraise a wide variety of artifacts, including an original illustration for a 1921 Saturday Evening Post cover; a rare, blue, Blackberry--design Lalique perfume bottle; and a delicate 18th-century Federal-style gaming table valued at $22,000 to $25,000.moreless
  • Memphis, Hour 1
    Memphis, Hour 1
    Episode 6
    Lara Spencer with Nancy Druckman of Sotheby's arew learning how to talk to the animals with a look at antique duck calls and duck decoys wich are highly collectible American folk art objects. Over at the Memphis Cook Convention Center the Roadshow appraisers wade through a mountain of splashy items including a collection of 1920s French perfume bottles with the original silk cases — two of which were crafted by René Lalique; a Confederate States stamped brass belt buckle; and an 1820s Simon Willard clock so rare that even missing some parts it's worth $75,000 to $100,000.moreless
  • Omaha, Hour 2
    Omaha, Hour 2
    Episode 4
    In the second hour from Omaha, Nebraska, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Lara Spencer and appraiser Rudy Franchi head to the Durham Western Heritage Museum for a total immersion in Omaha's railroad history and train collectibles. At the Qwest Center Omaha, it's all aboard the Twentieth Century, as ROADSHOW experts admire such evocative vintage collectibles as a 1967 Andy Warhol-inspired paper dress with Campbell's Soup can pattern; an extremely rare WWII Flying Tigers insignia flag; and an original movie poster of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's that has skyrocketed in value over the last twenty years, from the owner's purchase price of $200 to appraiser Rudy Franchi's estimate of $4,500 to $5,000.moreless
  • Omaha, Hour 1
    Omaha, Hour 1
    Episode 3
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW rolls into Omaha, Nebraska, where host Lara Spencer and ROADSHOW expert Noel Barrett revisit the history of the heartland with a collector of antique steam-powered tractors. At the Qwest Center Omaha, ROADSHOW appraisers harvest a bumper crop of artifacts, including an impeccably preserved paper and celluloid toy marionette theater from pre-World War II Japan; an honest-to-goodness Wild West-era elk antler trophy chair — the biggest ever seen on ROADSHOW; and a fascinating collection of letters and drawings chronicling the contentious relationship between the owner's feisty great-grandmother and the architect hired to remodel her house — Frank Lloyd Wright — estimated to be worth $100,000 to $125,000.moreless
  • Omaha, Hour 3
    Omaha, Hour 3
    Episode 3
    Helen, from Sioux City, Iowa brings along a pink pocketbook to the Omaha roadshow. J. Michael Flanigan is intrigued by the pocketbook, which turns out to have a great American history.
  • 1/20/03
    Host Dan Elias opens ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's final hour in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Old Town, reflecting on the area's unique history, culture and landscape. Collectors arrive at the Albuquerque Convention Center with an eclectic array of treasures, including a handsome New England-made grandfather clock dating from the early 19th century, a collection of 18th-century portrait miniatures with cases and engravings by Paul Revere, and a pair of desirable landscape paintings by 19th-century painter James Hope, appraised at $30,000 to $45,000.moreless
  • Savannah, Hour 3
    Savannah, Hour 3
    Episode 2
    In this third and final hour from Savannah, Georgia, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Lara Spencer learns about the city's distinctive ironwork from appraiser Carolyn Remmey. At the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, appraisers look for some of Savannah's hidden treasures and are pleased to find a 100-year-old bronze birdbath; a Swiss automaton watch passed down in the same family for five generations; and a Newcomb Pottery chocolate set with a unique landscape design, worth $50,000 to $60,000.moreless
  • Oklahoma City, Hour 2
    AR continues its sojourn in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Roadshow experts discover a cache of fascinating objects at the Cox Business Services Convention Center, including an extensive collection of French Art Deco travel posters that survived the German occupation of World War II, a Handel lamp declared a "neo-classical delight" (and an affordable alternative to Tiffany), and a rare Thomas Jefferson peace medal, offered to American Indians by Lewis and Clark on their travels 200 years ago, now valued at $40,000 to $50,000.moreless
  • 1/13/03
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues its visit to Albuquerque, where just outside the city limits, host Dan Elias finds himself exploring the New Mexico of other millennia. At Petroglyph National Park, images carved in rock are evidence of Pueblo Indian life as early as 1000 B.C., while dinosaur fossil remains at Ghost Ranch date back hundreds of millions of years. Back in the 21st century, appraisers at the Albuquerque Convention Center examine the more recent past: a post-Revolutionary War canteen accompanied by a diary account of the Revolution written by the owner's great-great-great-great-grandfather, a member of the Massachusetts Militia -- an original 1908 illustration by Arthur Rackham, perhaps the most celebrated British children's book illustrator -- and a luscious, pear-shaped pear-wood tea caddy valued at $7,000 to $8,000.moreless
  • Oklahoma City, Hour 1
    In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Antiques Roadshow host Lara Spencer arrives on horseback at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for a lesson from ROADSHOW expert Bruce Shackleford on collecting saddles. At the Cox Business Services Convention Center, appraisers corral a number of exciting items, including an elephant table crafted during the Aesthetic Movement of the 1870s, a coveted 1937 Martin guitar, and an unusually large and rare Gallé vase worth $60,000 to $80,000.moreless
  • 1/6/03
    From Albuquerque, New Mexico, Antiques Roadshow kicks off its winter 2003 season of dramatic new discoveries. Host Dan Elias makes his own discoveries while cruising The Turquoise Trail, a stretch of highway packed with roadside attractions, winding its way north towards Santa Fe. Roadshow experts at the Albuquerque Convention Center spot a number of interesting finds, including a very collectible and striking Teco ceramic vase; an autograph book inscribed by the infamous Younger brothers, compatriots of Jesse James' and the most valuable find of Roadshow's 2003 tour: a magnificent Tang Dynasty marble lion statue, with an insurance value topping $250,000!moreless