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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.
Pittsburgh, PA - Hour Three (#1609H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVG
In Pittsburgh, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Arlie Sulka at the Carnegie Museum of Art to explore the striking, vibrantly colored vases, bottles and jars made by glass master Maurice Marinot. Highlights include a collection of correspondence between members of the Kennedy family and JFK's former personal secretary; a circa 1928 Art Deco jade sapphire ring; and a 1946 oil painting by Rockwell Kent, along with an inherited letter from the artist, valued at $150,000 to $250,000.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 12, 2016 -- 2:00am
Spokane, Hour Two (#2002H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Discover fantastic finds in Spokane, including a 1961-1963 JFK archive, a grotesque face jug and Gone with the Wind sketches. Can you guess which is valued at $60,000-$80,000?
- KQED Plus: Fri, Feb 12, 2016 -- 4:00am
Atlanta, GA - Hour One (#1613H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Surrounded by the spectacular marine life of the Georgia Aquarium, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser David Lackey examine some 19th-century examples of the shockingly realistic aquatic, amphibious and reptilian-themed plates and vases known as Palissy ware. Highlights include a decorative egg with a Faberge mark, purchased for $15,000, that may not be all that it seems; a 1787 land grant signed by Benjamin Franklin; and a New York Chippendale corner chair, circa 1760, purchased as part of a large collection for $750-$800, but actually valued between $250,000-$300,000.
- KQED 9: Fri, Feb 12, 2016 -- 1:30pm
Little Rock, Hour Three (#2006H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
Discover hidden treasures in Little Rock, such as a 1985 Charles Schulz Snoopy sketch, Chinese altar garniture, ca. 1850, and a 1919 William Faulkner handmade poetry book. Can you guess which is valued at $70,000 to $100,000?
Charleston, Hour One (#2007H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
Travel with AR to Charleston and learn about a Babe Ruth archive, a Japanese Komai iron and gold vase from around 1890, a Virginia Federal walnut cellarette and more. Which one is valued at $ 80,000 to $100,000?
Atlanta, GA - Hour Two (#1614H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Atlanta, Georgia, host Mark L. Walberg visits the Coca-Cola archives with appraiser Leila Dunbar to explore the mystery surrounding the disappearance of three Norman Rockwell paintings. Highlights include a circa 1939 copy of Gone With The Wind, signed by the author and the cast of the film; an 1875 Persian turquoise and diamond Victorian bracelet; and a circa 1930 painting by legendary Philadelphia impressionist Mary Elizabeth Price, valued at $40,000-$ 60,000.
Charleston, Hour Two (#2008H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Find out the history and value of treasures in Charleston, such as a locally made Francis Sommer astronomical regulator clock, an 1899 Oscar Wilde manuscript poem and a 1960 Rene Portocarrero "Catedral" oil. One is worth $80,000 to $100,000!
Atlanta, GA - Hour Three (#1615H) Duration: 55:10 STEREO TVG
In Atlanta, Georgia, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Wes Cowan at a collector's home to examine extremely rare photographs of Sherman's 1864 March to the Sea and the burning of Atlanta. Highlights include a circa 1961 Willie Mays jersey and pants; a 17th-century Ming bronze guardian figure picked up by the owner's grandmother during a world tour in the 1950s; and a circa 1861 Confederate officer's sword, originally belonging to the guest's great-great-great-grandfather, and valued at $50,000.
Charleston, Hour Three (#2009H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Journey to Charleston to learn about finds such as a 1890 Frederic Remington watercolor, a 1970 Jimi Hendrix collection and an 1879 James A.M. Whistler "The Palaces" etching. Which treasure is top find of the episode?
Minneapolis, MN - Hour One (#1616H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Sebastian Clarke at the American Swedish Institute to discuss Mora clocks, beautiful tall case timekeepers cherished by many Swedish-Americans who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Highlights include a questionable George Elmslie chair that, if authentic, could fetch $50, 000; a 1900 McKinley-Roosevelt poster discovered at a flea market; and a 1976 fancy intense yellow diamond ring, valued at $140,000-$160, 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.
Little Rock, Hour Two (#2005H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Journey to Little Rock to see fantastic finds, including a 1983 Truman Capote "Playboy" manuscript, a jazz musician photograph archive, ca. 1945, and a Mississippian effigy figure circa 1000-1500 AD. Which is the top find of the hour?
Minneapolis, MN - Hour Three (#1618H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
The Wabasha Street Caves provide the perfect noir background for host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Simeon Lipman to discuss the history and collecting of flashlights. Highlights include an 1863 Ulysses S. Grant letter; a circa 1950 Charles Shulz Li'l Folks original cartoon; and two paintings - one by Victor Higgins, the other by Spencer - purchased together for $5, but valued at $75,100-$75,200.
- KQED 9: Mon, Mar 21, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Boise, Hour One (#1801H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
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. Highlights include a poignant signed note from Mother Teresa to a wood-carver who sent her a walking cane during her final years; a custom model 1894 Winchester rifle that may have been used in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show; and a collection of late 17th/early 18th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn carved libation cups - then the all-time highest value AR appraisal at $1 to $1.5 million!
Boise, Hour Two (#1802H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
AR is in Idaho, mining the Gem State for hidden treasures! Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Piattoni head to the Old Idaho State Penitentiary to discuss what type of law enforcement collectibles should be locked up in the vault. Highlights include a mid-century pinup painting by Earl Moran, whose work rises in value the more scantily clothed the model; a complete set of lobby cards from the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, a film the guest spent nine cents to see in theaters; and an inherited 1922 Edward Hopper etching titled The Cat Boat, appraised for $250,000.
Tucson, Hour One (#2010H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Travel to Tucson to learn more about finds like a 1943 Allen Ginsberg-signed yearbook, an 1884 Anna Pottery temperance snake jug and an Alfons Walde oil painting dating to around 1935. Which item is valued at $200,000-$300,000?
Boise, Hour Three (#1803H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
In Boise, Idaho, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Colleene Fesko at the Boise Art Museum to learn about the works of outsider artist James Castle. Highlights include an 1822 letter from Thomas Jefferson that documents his reading suggestions for furthering one's education; a rare Babe Ruth Candy Club membership card, ca. 1926, that details tips from the Babe himself; and a ruby and diamond necklace, ca. 1920, that was originally mailed to the guest's mother and sat on her front porch unnoticed for several days, valued $80,000 to $100,000.
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.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Mar 31, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me