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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.
Forever Young (#1521H) Duration: 56:16 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.
Knoxville, Hour Two (#1820H) 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 (#1401H) Duration: 56:46 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.
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Knoxville, Hour Three (#1821#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR stops in Knoxville, Tennessee, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton visit the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture to talk about prehistoric Native American stoneworks. Highlights include a third edition of Gone With the Wind with a false inscription; signed Muhammad Ali training shoes that are appraised for $15,000 to $20,000; and a Cartier sapphire and diamond ring that was purchased at a Knoxville estate sale for less than $15,000 and is now valued at $40,000 to $60,000.
Raleigh, NC - Hour Two (#1402H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR visits the North Carolina Museum of History with appraiser J. Michael Flanigan to look at the work of Thomas Day, a free man of color who became the most famous North Carolina furniture maker of the 19th century. Highlights include a circa 1800 eastern North Carolina bottle case on stand; an 1812 needlework sampler; and a 1985 Andrew Wyeth watercolor, whose owner benefited from a tug-of-war between art dealers, valued at $450,000.
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.
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Jacksonville, Hour One (#1822#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR travels south to Jacksonville, Florida, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar head to the Norman Studios Silent Film Museum to discuss missing Richard E. Norman films. Highlights include a Laurel and Hardy "Swiss Miss" horn that was used as a prop in their 1930 film; a silver presentation cup, ca. 1780, that was gifted from Lafayette to Major General Nathaniel Greene during the Revolutionary War and is now valued at $25,000; and a Thomas Hart Benton oil on tin, ca. 1950, that was a gift from the artist to the guest's father - Benton's neighbor - and is now appraised for $125,000.
Raleigh, NC - Hour Three (#1403H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR visits North Carolina's Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville, once the site of a US arsenal seized by the Confederacy, to look at some of the weapons made in North Carolina during the Civil War. Highlights include an archive of items related to Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1966 visit to St. Mark's AME Zion Church in Durham; a circa 1800 heirloom Virginia-made table, purported to have ties to Thomas Jefferson; and a pair of circa 1725 chairs, made by New England furniture maker John Gaines, whose value - much diminished because the pieces are refinished - is estimated to be $30,000 to $50,000.
Jacksonville, Hour Two (#1823H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Jacksonville, Florida, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stuart Whitehurst travel to the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum to learn about a 17th-century pirate book. Highlights include a Babyland Rag topsy-turvy doll, ca. 1905, composed of both a Babyland Rag doll and a Steiff bear; a diamond Art Deco bracelet watch, purchased 30 years ago for a few hundred dollars and now estimated at $10,000 to $ 12,000; and Robert E. Lee's own map of critical battle areas around Richmond, brought to AR by a descendant of General Richard Stoddert Ewell, now worth $50,000 to $100,000.
Atlantic City, NJ - Hour One (#1404#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR touches down in Atlantic City, then detours to the Wheaton Arts Center in Millville, New Jersey, where appraiser Arlie Sulka looks at some beautiful old American paperweights and host Mark L. Walberg tries his hand at glass blowing. Highlights include a Walt Whitman memoir inscribed by the author to a group of firefighters; a late 19th-century bronze and marble statue by the acclaimed French sculptor Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse; and an oil painting by acclaimed 19th-century Canadian artist Cornelius Krieghoff, noted for portraying narrative-like scenes, valued at $200,000 to $350,000.
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.
Jacksonville, Hour Three (#1824#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR stops in Jacksonville, Florida, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Arlie Sulka visit Flagler College to look at Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Highlights include a NASA "Mercury 7" signed photo, ca. 1960, that was gifted to the guest by her Air Force father-in-law; an 1862 Abraham Lincoln signed document, given to the guest's great-great-great-uncle by Abraham Lincoln as part of a commission to abolish slavery and is now valued at $50,000 to $75,000; and a Tiffany & Co. gold necklace. ca. 1875, with strong Japanese influences and appraised for $55,000 to $60,000.
Atlantic City, NJ - Hour Two (#1405#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Atlantic City, New Jersey, AR and appraiser Andy Ourant dip into a discussion of the market for swimsuit-clad, early 20th-century bisque figurines, known as bathing beauties. Highlights include: a collection of Enrico Caruso memorabilia brought by his grandson; a dress by noted Italian designer Fortuny, purported to have been worn by American modern dance legend Isadora Duncan; and a pair of heirloom boxwood and ivory figurines estimated to be worth $50,000 to $75,000, but if confirmed to be 18th-century originals by sculptor Simon Troger, could be worth $400,000.
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.
Miami Beach, Fl - Hour One (#1501H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
From Miami Beach, Florida, AR revs up for its 15th anniversary season premiere. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Karen Keane scout for mid-century modern bargains at some of Miami's antiques and thrift shops. Highlights include a rare 1960 re-release movie poster for the iconic biker film The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando; a George Ohr vase with a surprising secret; and a 1940s mobile by Alexander Calder - grabbing the number two spot in the list of all-time highest value AR appraisals at $400,000 to $1,000,000!
Atlantic City, NJ - Hour Three (#1406H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Where better for AR and appraiser Kevin Zavian to dive into the subject of pearls than at Dock's Oyster House in Atlantic City, New Jersey? Highlights include a fanciful circa 1900 folk art sculpture; a 1934 New York Yankees team-signed baseball; and an early 20th century landscape painting by George Bellows, one of America's greatest artists, passed down in the Bellows family and valued at $ 150,000.
Naughty Or Nice (#1420H) Duration: 55:10 STEREO TVG
This AR special edition makes a list and checks it twice. Enlivening the year-end holiday season, this lineup of favorite appraisals from past seasons will satisfy everyone's wish list. Highlights include: an 1863 Temperance lithograph illustrating the evils of imbibing spirits; a letter from Gerald Ford, written when he was House Minority Leader, to his kindergarten teacher in Michigan who called him "naughty little Gerry Ford"; and a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film Some Like It Hot that was so tight she had to be sewn into it, valued at $150, 000 to $250,000.
Miami Beach, Fl - Hour Two (#1502H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Miami Beach, Florida, host Mark L. Walberg is beachcombing for tips from appraiser Kevin Zavian about how to buy and sell gold. Highlights include an archive of correspondence and photos, circa 1965, marking the friendship between a cigar-loving Winston Churchill and the guest's Cuban great aunt and uncle; a stunning 1908 example of New Orleans' Newcomb College pottery; and an heirloom collection of vintage diamond rings and a necklace, estimated to be worth $80, 000 to $100,000.
Madison, WI - Hour One (#1407H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR's visit to Madison, Wisconsin, includes a detour with appraiser Wes Cowan to the Wisconsin Dells to discuss the late 19th-century stereoscopic photography of H.H. Bennett that made the Dells famous. Highlights include an heirloom Art Deco charm bracelet with a possible connection to John D. Rockefeller; an heirloom 1938 Martin D-18 guitar, highly coveted by folk and bluegrass musicians; and an angry 1976 letter from Frank Sinatra to Chicago Daily News columnist Mike Royko, auctioned off for charity by Royko and now worth $15,000.
Miami Beach, Fl - Hour Three (#1503H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Eric Silver at Miami's Wolfsonian Museum to examine its large collection of World's Fair objects - from souvenir ash trays to Fair objects to spectacular works of fine art. Highlights include a rare, Qing Dynasty (early 18th century) vase; a 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Model 6120 guitar; and a charming oil painting by popular Victorian artist John George Brown, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.
Madison, WI - Hour Two (#1408H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Madison, Wisconsin, AR investigates the shocking heist of artifacts from the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Highlights include photos of the owner's family taken by noted American photographer Edward Weston in the late 1930s or early 1940s; a table crafted for the owner's parents circa 1956 by mid-century-modern master furniture maker George Nakashima; and an ornate silver, enamel and turquoise-studded exhibition piece, crafted by Tiffany for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.
Finders Keepers (#1720H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
Tucked behind a fireplace, buried in a cotton field, mistaken for insulation in the ceiling of a basement ... some treasures show up where you least expect to find them. In this special, AR shines a spotlight on items whose discovery was a happy accident. Examples include a formerly buried Weller Coppertone vase that the guest almost tripped over, valued at $2500 to $3000, and a collection of Cole Porter and Monty Woolley letters, appraised for $ 50,000 to $70, 000, that were saved from the dumpster in true trash-to-treasure fashion.
Madison, WI - Hour Three (#1409#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Madison, AR visits a one-of-a-kind Wisconsin wonder with appraiser Noel Barrett: The House on the Rock, built on and around a chimney rock and filled to the rafters by its eccentric owner with antiques and collectibles. Highlights include an intricately carved turn-of-the-century Japanese bamboo sculpture; the happy marriage of Edwardian natural pearl earrings elongated with Art Deco pendants; and a massive oil painting by noted 19th-century California painter Thomas Hill, purchased at a church rummage sale for $25 and valued at $60,000 to $80,000.
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.