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.
Kansas City, Hour Three (#1812H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
AR is in Kansas City, Missouri, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Daile Kaplan at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to learn about the photography of Dorothea Lange. Highlights include a 1955 Elvis Presley concert poster, with Presley billed at the bottom; an 1812 Marklin "Puritan" toy boat, used in the family pool and valued at $20,000; and a 1919 Leon Gaspard Portrait of Young Girl oil that was appraised for $10,000 in the 1960s is appraised now for $75,000.
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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.
Anaheim, Hour One (#1813#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Anaheim, California, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Philip Weiss travel to the Queen Mary to talk about ocean liner memorabilia. Highlights include a Marx Brothers prop duck, one of two duck props made for the "You Bet Your Life" television show; two sketches by pop star Michael Jackson, ca. 1973, that were given to the owner by Jackson in a 10th-grade art class; and a Frederic Church oil painting, ca. 1867, that once belonged to the owner's great-aunt, who was married to the artist, and is now appraised for $100,000 to $150,000.
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.
Anaheim, Hour Two (#1814#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR travels to Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Richard Johnston head to Rickenbacker International Corporation to discuss vintage electric guitars. Highlights include two pairs of performance shoes that belonged to "The Beverly Hillbillies" star Buddy Ebsen; a jade jewelry collection that includes a necklace, ring and earrings, appraised for $30,000 to $36, 000; and an oil painting titled Sacre-Couer et Moulin, by French artist Maurice Utrillo, valued at $80,000 to $120,000.
Minneapolis, MN - Hour Two (#1617H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Phil Weiss are surrounded by military aviation memorabilia for a discussion of animation propaganda produced by Disney Studios during World War II. Highlights include a 1956 Elvis Presley standee rescued from an attic; a portrait sketched by George Gershwin accompanied with letters from the composer to the owner's mother; and a circa 1885 Franz Roubaud oil painting, valued at $100,000.
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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.
Anaheim, Hour Three (#1815H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosie Sayyah head to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry. Highlights include an 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box that was originally created as gift wrapping and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000; a collection of wanted posters found in southern California hotel ledgers, ca. 1900, featuring a Butch Cassidy wanted circular; and a shadow box attributed to Joseph Cornell that was found in the trash by the owner's father and could fluctuate in value from $100 to $150,000, depending on authentication.
Minneapolis, MN - Hour Three (#1618H) Duration: 56:46 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.
Richmond, Hour One (#1816H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Richmond, Virginia, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Reid Dunavant travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to talk about silver coffee and teapots. Highlights include a late19th -century Albert Neuhuys watercolor that was bought by a very young collector for $2 and is now valued at $1000 to $1500; a 1982 UNC championship signed basketball featuring teammates Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Sam Perkins and more; and an early 20th-century Alice R.H. Smith watercolor that originally belonged to the owner's mother, a close family friend of the artist, now appraised for $85,000.
Cats & Dogs (#1619H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Whether it's a ceramic dog or a painted cat, this special is chock full of appraisals featuring felines and canines - in sculpture, on canvas and in many other forms. Take a look at an original "Hush Puppy" mascot, dog portraits and one "naughty cat" bronze.
Richmond, Hour Two (#1817#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR stops in Virginia's capital city, where host Mark L.Walberg attempts to stump appraiser Sebastian Clarke on Federal-era materials at the Wilton House Museum. Highlights include a 1765 Thomas Pitts silver epergne that was previously used to hold flowers instead of desserts and is now valued at $15,000 to $50,000; a Leveille-Rousseau perfume bottle, ca. 1890, bought at a Virginia flea market for around $20 and now appraised at between $6000 and $8000; and a Tiffany & Co. brooch, ca. 1937, found in the spare-button envelope of a dry cleaning business and valued at $65,000.
Greatest Gifts (#1620#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
A Louis Comfort Tiffany gift necklace from a husband or a Fender bass guitar as a birthday present -- these memorable gifts turned out to be valuable and notable items. This special episode is filled with appraisals featuring items that guests received as presents and will leave you writing your own holiday wish list.
Richmond, Hour Three (#1818H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
While AR is in Richmond, Virginia, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Sullivan visit Colonial Williamsburg to discuss tall case clocks. Highlights include a collection of Langston Hughes-signed first editions, bought at an estate sale for $1 per book, now valued at $ 8000 to $10,000; a 1935 Bride of Frankenstein pressbook, featuring many of the graphics used for the film's top posters; and an 1890 Frank Henry Shapleigh oil painting that was purchased for the look of the frame is appraised for $50,000 to $70,000.
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.