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Cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.
Austin, Hour Two (#1905H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in Austin, Texas, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Wes Cowan at the Texas State Library and Archives to learn about fraudulent and authentic Texas Declaration of Independence documents. Highlights include a 1607 Galileo letter that was purchased by the owner's grandmother for $170 and is now appraised at $60,000 to $100, 000; a jewelry collection of a diamond and sapphire ring, necklace and tassel, valued at $55,000 to $85,000; and a Chinese cloisonne panel that was said to be gifted to the owner's grandfather by the Emperor of China and holds an estimated auction value of $70,000 to $ 100,000.
- KQED 9: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Austin, Hour Three (#1906H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR stops in Austin, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Bruce M. Shackelford at a private collection to learn about antique Mexican saddles. Highlights include a scrapbook of World War II photos from the owner's grandfather-in-law who was one of the "Monuments Men"; an 1875 "Pictorial St. Louis" atlas including birds-eye maps of the entire city, drafted in a hot air balloon; and an inherited jade ring with case, made around 1930, whose impressive size and rich green color give it its value of $60,000 to $80,000.
Bismarck, Hour One (#1907H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR rolls into Bismarck, North Dakota, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Ken Gloss at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park to learn about the books of Elizabeth Custer. Highlights include a 1939 collection from the rescue operation of sunken Navy submarine USS Squalus; a Torino lamp that was purchased at a Bismarck antique shop for $25 and is valued at $1500 to $2500; and two Tlingit Shamanic masks representing a wolf and guardian ancestor that were obtained by the owner's great-grandfather during an 1890 missionary trip to Alaska and are now worth $250,000.
Bismarck, Hour Two (#1908H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Bismarck, North Dakota, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Richard Johnston travel to the Vintage Guitar Magazine headquarters to discuss Larson Brothers guitars. Highlights include a miniature Japanese china set, ca. 1925, made for dolls and includes high-quality china place settings for 12; a fashion forward ranchwear outfit, ca. 1935, that has a split skirt for riding astride as well as side saddle; and a Chinese Imperial ceremonial outfit, ca. 1900, acquired on a missionary trip to China and left in a storage building for more than 50 years, appraised at $100,000 to $150,000.
Bismarck, Hour Three (#1909H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in Bismarck, North Dakota, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ted Trotta head to the State Historical Society of North Dakota to look at Plains Indian ledger drawings. Highlights include an original Santa Claus oil and advertisement by Hadden Sundblom, who painted all of the Coca-Cola Santa paintings from around 1931-1965; a 1778 letter written and signed by George Washington, dated from Valley Forge; and two Irish dragoon swallowtail guidon flags that were used in the Battle of Nashville and are now valued at $50,000.
The Best of 20 (#2029H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Experience favorite appraisals from all 20 seasons, including a Navajo Ute First Phase Blanket, a signed Warhol collection and a Tang Dynasty marble lion. Which of these classic ROADSHOW treasures is now valued at $750,000-$1,000,000?
Relative Riches (#1319H) Duration: 55:35 STEREO TVG
This special edition puts family folklore to the test. Did that refinished chair once seat royalty? Did a tall tale get passed down with a tall chest? "Relative Riches" demonstrates the proof is in the provenance. Highlights include a bow and quiver purported to have been made and signed by Chief Geronimo; a carved emerald and ruby ring that would benefit from a bill of sale; and a questionable 1815 Kentucky corner cupboard that might have more value as firewood than furniture.
- KQED 9: Mon, Dec 26, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Birmingham, Hour One (#1910#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Catherine Williamson at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to discuss the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century and to look at materials related to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highlights include hand-colored Andy Warhol lithographs that were stuck on a shelf for around 20 years; a pair of southern dolls that includes an "Alabama baby" doll purchased for 50 cents; and a Frederic Remington portrait with a letter from the artist to the owner's great-grandmother, appraised together for $600,000 to $800,000.