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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.
Tasty Treasures (#1520H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
This special edition celebrates the season with a cornucopia of appetizing antiques and delectable collectibles for and about eating and drinking. Plucked from AR's appraisal archive, highlights include a coveted stainless steel 1930s meat serving cart that saw decades of use at a Reno, NV casino; a rare toy coffee service made of 18th-century British porcelain; and an heirloom Tlingit Indian oil bowl and ladle, acquired by the owner's great-great-grandfather during a military posting to Sitka, AK in 1877, valued at a jaw-dropping $250,000 to $300,000.
Junk in the Trunk 2 (#1621H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
This special features never-before-seen appraisals from AR's Season 16 tour. Travel through El Paso, Atlanta, Minneapolis and more to enjoy new appraisals such as a Missouri Regiment Colt Pistol worth more than $22,000, sapphire and diamonds from Tiffany, and Dr. Seuss' signature.
Forever Young (#1521H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
"Forever Young" is a celebration of objects for the young and the young at heart. As the show's lovingly preserved appraisals prove, it's not only toys and teddy bears that capture the spirit of youth. Highlights include original art for a Dr. Seuss lunchbox; a child's shoe autographed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig; and a colorful embroidered silk picture, sewn by the owner's great-great-great-aunt at age 15 in 1819, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.
Vintage Milwaukee (#1723H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
It's been 15 years since AR visited Milwaukee. Ever wonder what some of the items appraised back then are worth now? Watch updates on items such as a Tiffany lamp, which was appraised at $8000-$15,000 in 1998 and is now valued between $20,000 and $30,000!
Corpus Christi, Hour One (#1701H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Corpus Christi, Texas, AR discovers a million-dollar item when a guest brings in a Diego Rivera oil painting created in 1904 when the artist was just 18 years old! Other highlights include a 1967 painting by Alexander Calder; a Japanese bronze depicting a mythical figure; and a giant Fisk "Tire Boy" sign valued at $8000 to $12,000.
Corpus Christi, Hour Two (#1702#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Corpus Christi, Texas, AR investigates vintage flash art at a local tattoo parlor. Notable stories include a guest who met the Beatles and walked away with John Lennon's signature and another who encountered Salvador Dali on one of his frequent visits to Manhattan and left with a book inscribed by the artist, valued at $10,000 to $ 15,000.
Vintage Louisville (#1725H) Duration: 56:10 STEREO TVG
AR takes a look back at some of the items appraised in Louisville back in 1998. A 19th-century folk art jug, which was originally appraised at $30,000 to $50,000, has since leaped in value to an estimated $100,000 to $150,000! Tune in for more updates on items like a South Carolina Slave Badge from 1810 and James Dean's high school yearbook.
Corpus Christi, Hour Three (#1703H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Corpus Christi, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kevin Zavian discuss the somber, yet fascinating, topic of antique mourning jewelry. AR finds art that spans the 20th century in the sparkling city by the sea, including a 1912 portrait by Charles Courtney Curran, a Porfirio Salinas Bluebonnet oil painting and a 1983 Helen Frankenthaler lithograph appraised at $15,000.
Boston, Hour One (#1704H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Boston, Massachusetts host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Wes Cowan look at a famous and controversial Paul Revere print. Notable discoveries include a Norman Rockwell collection from a guest who modeled for the artist as a child; an Aldro Hibbard oil painting brought in by the mayor of Boston; and - no visit to Beantown would be complete without it - a Red Sox World Series team-signed ball valued at $25,000 to $35,000.
Vintage Hartford (#1726H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
15 years have passed since AR visited Hartford, and some of the values of the items appraised have changed dramatically - some for the better, and some for the worse. A 1915 Coca-Cola jigsaw puzzle and an Emancipation Announcement print both gained value since 1998, but the big winner is a Tiffany aquamarine glass vase, which was originally appraised at $30,000 to $40,000 and is now valued between $90,000 and $100,000.
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.
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Boston, Hour Two (#1705H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR visits the Boston Public Library to explore sketches from the beloved children's book Make Way for Ducklings, which inspired the creation of Boston's famous duckling sculptures. Boston guests sure can carry a tune, bringing in a 1950 Selmer alto saxophone, an impressive George Gershwin collection and 1970s Beatles memorabilia valued at $60,000.
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Big & Little (#1320H) Duration: 56:06 STEREO TVG
Good things come in small - and gigantic - packages. AR looks high and low through its archive of appraisals for unusually teeny treasures and outsize objects, from an heirloom five-carat diamond ring valued at $40,000 to $50,000 to a wall-sized painting by noted American artist John Fery, estimated to be worth $20,000 to $30,000.
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Knoxville, Hour One (#1819H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in Knoxville, Tennessee, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head to the Museum of Appalachia to discuss Appalachian musical instruments. Highlights include a Tiffany pottery vase, circa 1905, that was purchased at an estate sale for $75 and is now valued at $9000 to $12,000; a shoe belonging to Robert Wadlow, the tallest human recorded in history; and a Chinese gilt bronze Amida Buddah, circa 1550, that is unusual in size and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000.
Boston, Hour Three (#1706H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
On AR's visit to Boston, Massachusetts, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stephen Fletcher explore folk art carvings at the historic Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester. Discoveries include a host of arms and militaria, including Civil War photographs; World War II German POW signs; and a circa 1810 South Carolina musket valued at $ 6000-$8000.
Knoxville, Hour Two (#1820#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Knoxville, Tennessee, AR host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis J. Wahlgren travel to the Rhea County Courthouse to look at a book relating to the Scopes "monkey trial." Highlights include a collection of personal letters from Amelia Earhart to the guest's aunt that feature Earhart's entrepreneurial and self-promotional sprit; Joseph Delaney drawings, circa 1950, purchased from the Knoxville artist's own home for $20 each and now valued at $2000 to $ 3000; and two Jacob Maentel watercolors, circa 1835 and larger than average, that are appraised for $60,000 to $80,000.
Raleigh, NC - Hour One (#1401#) Duration: 1:59:46 STEREO TVG
AR's 2010 season kicks off from Raleigh, NC, amid a forest of giant "comic weathervanes," where appraiser Ken Farmer talks about smaller examples of vintage whirligigs. Highlights include a 1920 Arts & Crafts desk and lamp - both of which light up; a rare circa 1960 Gibson Double 12 Electric Guitar; and a set of four Chinese Quianlong Period (1736-1795) carved jade objects whose auction estimate of $710, 000 to $1,070,000 makes it the highest value appraisal in AR history.