Antiques Roadshow - Season 12

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  • Antiques Roadshow - Trash to Treasure
    12/15/08
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    "Trash to Treasure" proves sugar plum fairies aren't just in your dreams; they're also in your garbage. The one-hour special puts viewers in a festive mood with more than twenty incredible tales of treasures rescued from rubbish heaps, roadsides, dumpsters, and demolition sites. Highlights include: An autographed script of the Academy Award-winning 1935 John Ford movie "The Informer," unearthed from a pile of discarded books, valued at $4,000 to $5,000; a rare circa 1885 Zuni Indian pot, found by the side of a road in Tucson, valued at $15,000 to $25,000; and precious relics from Louis Comfort Tiffany's Laurelton Hall mansion, destined for demolition until salvaged by a quick-thinking carpenter, valued at $80,000 to $100,000.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Politically Collect
    Roadshow throws its hat in the ring on the eve of the Presidential election with Special Edition "Politically Collect," a celebration of the keepsakes of political battles long past. With objects that hail from red states and blue, Antiques Roadshow campaigns for viewers with a winning slate of appraisals. Highlights include: an extensive and colorful collection of campaign buttons; a court affidavit submitted by Jimmy Carter to the state of Maine on the eve of the 1976 election appealing their decision to list him on the ballot as James Earl Carter; an heirloom desk and chair used at the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1873; and signed photos of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, valued at $75,000.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Las Vegas, Hour 3
    5/26/08
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    What better place to discuss diamond rings and antique diamond cuts than Las Vegas, Nevada's Little White Wedding Chapel where ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Gloria Lieberman. At the Las Vegas Convention Center, collectors and appraisers are a match made in heaven, unveiling such fascinating treasures as an early example of American-made porcelain-an 1870's Belleek vase made in Trenton, New Jersey; a pair of beautiful-and valuable-Art Nouveau posters; and an iconic movie prop-purchased for $195 at a southern California swap meet-and identified as the Barranca Airways prop plane used in the Visual Effects Oscar-winning 1939 film Only Angels Have Wings. This legendary piece of movie magic is divined to be worth $4,000 to $5,000.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Las Vegas, Hour 2
    5/19/08
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    Most people probably don't think of fine art among the entertainments on the Las Vegas, Nevada strip. But ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Alan Fausel discover the work of modern art masters when they visit the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum at the Venetian Resort Hotel. Surprising finds abound at the Las Vegas Convention Center, too, including a charming circa 1865 pottery pig canteen, exhibiting a variety of southwest American Indian characteristics; a fitting tribute to Las Vegas, two pieces of Elvis Presley memorabilia-an autographed record album cover and a macramé belt worn by The King at a performance in the 1970's; and a scrapbook inherited from the owner's great, great grandfather who collected the signatures of many of the Civil War era's greatest public figures, including Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis, valued at $75,000 to $100,000.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Las Vegas, Hour 1
    5/12/08
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    At a Las Vegas, Nevada magic theater, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowery reveal that the artistry-and value-of vintage magic posters is no illusion. Appraisers at the Las Vegas Convention Center, don't need sleight-of-hand techniques to pull amazing discoveries out of the crowd, including drawings by the legendary folk musician Woody Guthrie, given to the owner's journalist father after an interview with Guthrie; an heirloom early-nineteenth-century tavern clock made by Aaron Willard of the renowned Boston clock manufacturing family; and a fabulous five-carat, Asscher-cut diamond ring, inherited from the owner's grandfather, owner of a jewelry store/pawn shop in a Colorado mining town. The tearful owner realizes she's hit pay dirt when the ring is valued at $165,000 to $175,000.moreless
  • Louisville, Hour 3
    Louisville, Hour 3
    Episode 15
    5/5/08
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    Centuries before texting, girls were expressing themselves via embroidered samplers, as appraiser Nancy Druckman shows ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg at the Embroiderer's Guild of America in Louisville, Kentucky. At the Kentucky International Convention Center, Roadshow appraisers stitch together a colorful assortment of finds, including a rare, circa 1910 Dirk Van Erp lamp, originally bought for about $100; an exceptionally well-preserved 1876 portrait Jumeau doll with all original parts, except her hair; and a fortunate Kentucky corner cupboard-at one time destined to be burned and thrown away-made of locally grown wood and valued at $8,500.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Louisville, Hour 2
    Host Mark L. Walberg travels to the historic Civil War battle site in Perryville, Kentucky, in this second hour of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's visit to Louisville. He's joined by appraiser Rafael Eledge, who displays some valuable Confederate belt buckles and instructs collectors how to avoid falling for a fake. At the Kentucky International Convention Center, there's authentic excitement over such original finds as a late eighteenth-century heirloom Kentucky sugar chest; an 1860 Rococo revival table whose top sports a painting of Mt. Vernon; and a pair of boxing gloves signed twice by Louisville native son and World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali-once as Cassius Clay in 1963, and again as Muhammad Ali forty years later-valued at $2,000 to $3,000.moreless
  • Louisville, Hour 1
    Louisville, Hour 1
    Episode 13
    4/21/08
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    Host Mark L. Walberg welcomes Antiques Roadshow viewers to Louisville, Kentucky, home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby. It's also the birthplace of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, and Walberg and appraiser Mike Gutierrez head for the Muhammad Ali Center to talk about collecting memorabilia of the former World Heavyweight Champion. At the Kentucky International Convention Center, appraisers are off to the races with such winning discoveries as very valuable original cover art for The Saturday Evening Post by John Falter, brought by his stepdaughter, who modeled for the illustration when she was five years old; an early nineteenth-century embroidered silk mourning picture; and an enduring symbol of the Kentucky Derby: an heirloom mint julep cup created by Louisville silversmith William Kendrick in the mid-nineteenth century, estimated to be worth $2,000.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Spokane, Hour 3
    4/14/08
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    In this final episode from Spokane, Washington, Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bill Mercer visit the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and its collection of exquisite beaded bags, crafted by Indian tribes of the Columbia River region. Discoveries abound at the Spokane Convention Center as well, including a circa 1900 Louis XIV-style clock, made in France and acquired by the owner's grandfather, who owned a silvermine in Montana; a beautifully-preserved nineteenth-century silk Heriz rug; and an heirloom desk and chair used at the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1873. Rarely found together-with the desks being far scarcer than the chairs-the matched pair prompts appraiser Brian Witherell of Witherell's Americana Auctions to estimate the set's combined valued at $40,000.moreless
  • Spokane, Hour 2
    Spokane, Hour 2
    Episode 11
    4/7/08
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    In Spokane, Washington, Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Kathleen Bailey at the historic E. J. Roberts mansion to look at examples of a charming Victorian lighting fixture: the fairy lamp. At the Spokane Convention Center, appraisers brighten at the sight of such enchanting finds as a collection of pottery by twentieth-century master ceramicists Otto and Gertrude Natzler; a moving landscape painting by early twentieth-century artist-and sometime Alaskan gold prospector-Sydney Laurence; and an heirloom Waltham railroad pocket watch with a rare winding mechanism and diamond end stone, valued at $4,000 to $6,000.moreless
  • Spokane, Hour 1
    Spokane, Hour 1
    Episode 10
    3/31/08
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    When ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Spokane, Washington, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser David McCarron head to the city's historic Riverfront Park where a century-old carousel drives a conversation about the ups and downs of collecting carousel animals. At the Spokane Convention Center, it's a wild ride for the ROADSHOW appraisers when collectors bring such diverse finds as a 1905 bird's-eye-view map of Spokane; a necklace that flunks a critical test; and a collection of items-a framed photo and letters dating back to 1862-signed by President Lincoln, assigned a value of $75,000 to $100,000.moreless
  • San Antonio, Hour 3
    3/24/08
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    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW prepares to break camp in San Antonio, Texas, but first host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford talk about the colorful history of Mexican cowboys-vaqueros-and the hot market in antique sombreros. At the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, appraisers hog tie some lively treasures, including a collection of memorabilia from a 1957 Buddy Holly and The Crickets concert in Liverpool, England; a quintessential Texas painting of bluebonnets by noted artist Robert Wood; and four unusual Chinese porcelain panels that tell the story of the seasonal rice harvest, valued at $40,000 to $60,000.moreless
  • San Antonio, Hour 2
    2/25/08
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    In San Antonio, Texas, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Beth Szecila visit the Witte Museum's collection of horn furniture, a Bavarian craft popularized in nineteenth-century America by Texas maker Wenzel Friederich, whose patrons included Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm I. At the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, appraisers corral treasures from all over the map, including a controversial silver statue of St. Catherine that could be a fabulously valuable medieval masterpiece-or a seventeenth-century copy; a two-hundred-year-old heirloom needlepoint sampler from the owner's Newport, Rhode Island forebears; and a massive desk and bookcase, made in the mid-nineteenth-century German-Texan tradition, valued at $7,000 to $10,000.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - San Antonio, Hour 1
    AntiquesS Roadshow is in San Antonio, Texas, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Christopher Mitchell immerse themselves in the distinctive Texan atmosphere of the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum for a discussion of antique colt pistols. At the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, history continues to echo through the treasures brought for appraisal, including a valuable Chinese Tang Dynasty pottery horse, purchased mostly with cartons of cigarettes by the owner's G.I. husband in post-World War II Japan; an unusually large heirloom Teco vase from Terra Cotta, Illinois; and a collection of rare, early World Series programs, including the second one ever published - documenting the 1905 series between the winning New York Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics - estimated to be worth $12,800.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Orlando, Hour 3
    2/11/08
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    Antiques Roadshow wraps up its first trip to Orlando, Florida, with a healthy respect for the city's diversity; institutions of higher education, museums, sports teams, and media outlets rank with world-class theme parks to make this Central Florida's cultural powerhouse. At the Orange County Convention Center, an equally varied mix of objects turns up for appraisal, including a circa 1975 aerial photograph of the entire Disney property before EPCOT was built, salvaged by a Disney Imagineer; a rare set of heirloom glass goblets by acclaimed 20th century Austrian designer Otto Prutscher; and a haunting collection of original photographs brought by Cecil Stoughton, official White House photographer during the Kennedy administration. Documenting JFK's family life as well as Lyndon Johnson's oath of office aboard Air Force One after Kennedy's assassination, the stunning examples of photographic work are valued at $75,000.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Orlando, Hour 2
    In Orlando, Florida, Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer visit the Mennello Museum of Art to see works by curmudgeonly St. Augustine folk artist Earl Cunningham. At the Orange County Convention Center, friendly throngs of guests share tales and treasures, including a valuable circa 1835 Regency-style etagere bought at a yard sale for $20; an animator's plaster model of Geppetto, created for the Disney movie Pinocchio in 1940; and a painting by Fern Coppedge-of the renowned early 20th century Pennsylvania Impressionist school-given to the owner's grandfather in lieu of medical services and estimated to be worth $120,000 to $200,000.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Orlando, Hour 1
    1/28/08
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    As Antiques Roadshow arrives in Orlando, Florida, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Arlie Sulka venture to neighboring Winter Park and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, home to a breathtaking collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. At the Orange County Convention Center, Roadshow experts uncover a new cache of treasures, including a rare photo signed by the entire cast of the hit TV series "Bonanza"; a beautiful sterling silver Tiffany vase; and a stunning collection of scarce and delicate etchings and dry points by James McNeill Whistler, with a combined value of $130,000 to $190,000.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Baltimore, Hour 3
    Antiques Roadshow caps its sojourn in Baltimore, Maryland, at Geppi's Entertainment Museum, where appraiser Phil Weiss gives host Mark L. Walberg a collector's eye view of comic strip art. At the Baltimore Convention Center "Roadshow" draws a wide array of objects, including a magnificent bench crafted by master woodworker George Nakashima; a unique two-sided painting by B.J.O. Nordfelt; and a rare violin made in 1798by renowned French violinmaker Nicolas Lupot, accompanied by a bow crafted in the style of Dominique Peccatte, one of the most influential bow makers in history. Together, violin and bow make beautiful music, to the tune of $140,000 and $20,000 respectively.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Baltimore, Hour 2
    Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis Wahlgren beckon Antiques Roadshow fans to Baltimore, Maryland's Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum-where Poe composed some of his first short stories-to learn the tell-tale details that determine the value of Poe literary works. At the Baltimore Convention Center, Roadshow appraisers usher in unique and personal finds, including a World Championship jacket worn by Colts legend Johnny Unitas; a rare eighteenth-century embroidered English men's vest; and a painting- nearly stepped on while its owner rummaged through an attic-by renowned impressionist landscape artist W. L. Metcalf, valued at $150,000.moreless
  • Antiques Roadshow - Baltimore, Hour 1
    Host Mark L. Walberg welcomes viewers to the twelfth season of Antiques Roadshow from Baltimore, Maryland. Walberg and appraiser Wes Cowan wander the whimsical and elegant displays of the Ladew Topiary Gardens, on the lookout for unusual cast iron garden decor. At the Baltimore Convention Center, appraisers cultivate a striking array of treasures, including an elegant turn-of the-nineteenth-century rock crystal watch with an eighteenth-century movement; an angelfish pin bestowed by Mark Twain on a member of his "Aquarium" group of young female protégées; and a collection of four rare American Indian artifacts- a buffalo rawhide bag, an intricately beaded bag, an elk antler quirt with a buffalo hide lash, and a delicately crafted elk horn scraper-valued at $130,000 to $200,000.moreless
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