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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.
Santa Clara, Hour One (#1913H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in Santa Clara, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stephen Fletcher travel to the Japanese American Museum of San Jose to learn about arts and crafts made by Japanese and Japanese Americans interned in camps during WWII. Highlights include an Italian hotel proprietor's autograph book that includes signatures from John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain; a Margaret Keane "Big Eye" painting; and a collection of 1936-1939 Edward Weston photographs, previously owned by Academy Award-winning special effects artist Warren Newcombe, and now valued at $180,000 to $260, 000.
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Santa Clara, Hour Two (#1914H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR heads to Santa Clara, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser James Supp at the Pacific Pinball Museum to look at vintage pinball machines. Highlights include a Lambert magician automaton, ca. 1900, that is still in working condition; a Ray Bradbury archive collected by Bradbury's high school English teacher; and Fred Myrick scrimshaw tooth, ca. 1830, that has a long history of family folklore and is appraised for $150,000 to $200,000.
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Santa Clara, Hour Three (#1915H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
The third hour in Santa Clara, California, features great finds that include a Booker T. Washington archive collected by Washington's former teacher; a 17th-century Chinese transitional wine pot that was mistaken for a teapot; and an Eanger Irving Couse painting featuring an iconic subject for the artist. Watch to discover which item is valued at $75,000! Also: Host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Brian Witherell at the Computer History Museum to look at the first Apple computer.
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Biloxi, MS - Hour Two (#1514H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
With NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center near Biloxi, Mississippi as a backdrop, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Noel Barrett to explore the world of vintage space toys. Highlights include a 1943 National League signed baseball; a circa 1770 sword used in the Revolutionary War; and a beautifully preserved 1811 silk-on-silk embroidery, made in Philadelphia and taken from an English print valued at $40,000 to $50,000.
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Vintage Los Angeles (#1722H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
15 years after visiting Los Angeles, AR takes a look back to see what some of the most memorable appraisals are worth today. Some items have increased in value, while others haven't fared as well. Tune in to see items like Disney animation art, a 1906 Van Briggle vase, and a Tiffany lamp that was first appraised in 1998 at $30,000 to $40,000 and is newly appraised at $50,000 to $75,000.
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!
Vintage St. Louis (#1925H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
See today's value for items originally appraised 15 years ago. Highlights include an 1847 Petrus van Schendel painting, a Steiff black bear and an iron framed Henry rifle. Discover which treasure is valued at $75,000-$100,000.
Vintage Rochester (#1724H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
Back in 1998, AR travelled to Rochester, New York, and appraised items including a painting by Frank Zappa, a van Munster violin and a Minton vase. One of these items increased more than five times in value and another has dropped by more than $1000. Tune in to find out which item's value has soared and which one's is sinking.
Vintage Sacramento (#1931H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Discover how items appraised in 2000 have fared in today's market. Highlights include an 1864 Lincoln campaign poster, a Dirk Van Erp lamp and a Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel oil. Learn which find has changed $25,000-$50,000 in value.
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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.
Vintage Denver (#1927H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Uncover changes in the value of appraisals from 15 years ago. Highlights include a Bakelite collection, a 19th-century Tabor mining archive and some Jessie Willcox Smith paintings. See which item more than doubles its original valuation.
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.
Washington, DC - Hour Three (#1518H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVPG
At the Smithsonian Art Museum's Lunder Conservation Lab in Washington, DC, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nancy Druckman carefully examine fragile miniature portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries normally kept in climate-controlled storage at the neighboring Luce Foundation Center. Highlights include a 1964 Chrysler Turbine model and manual; a circa 1840 temperance banner; and a circa 1925 oil painting by Jessie Willcox Smith, the Philadelphia artist famous for her depictions of children, valued at $75,000.
Charleston, Hour Three (#1918H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
The final hour in Charleston, West Virginia, features standout appraisals that include a Newcomb College vase, ca. 1905, in need of a good cleaning; an 1875 W.S. Young landscape oil of the Greenbrier River in West Virginia; and a collection of Noel Coward "Sail Away" memorabilia gifted by Coward himself. Watch to find out which item is valued at $35,000 to $37,000! Also: Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rafael Eledge head to the Rosanna A. Blake Library of Confederate History at Marshall University to look at Civil War cigarette booklets.
Vintage Tulsa (#1928H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Discover how values have changed for appraisals from 15 years ago. Highlights include a Navajo chief's blanket, a Connecticut secretary and chair, and a 1924 Charles Russell watercolor. Learn which item is worth $125,000-$135,000.
Vintage Des Moines (#1831H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
15 years after first visiting Des Moines, Iowa, AR looks back on featured items to see if their value has changed. Highlights include a Rambling Mickey Mouse toy with its original box, ca. 1934; Charles Lindbergh memorabilia; and a Samuel McIntire medallion that has soared in value from $70,000-$90,000 to $200,000-$300,000.
Vintage Las Vegas (#1929H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Look back at memorable items appraised in 2000. Highlights include a collection of magic memorabilia, ca. 1925, a Shearer chest of drawers and an album of John Thomson photos. Which item's value jumped from $ 15,000-$20,000 to $35,000-$45,000.
Vintage Providence (#1825H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
15 years after its first trip to Providence, Rhode Island, AR looks back to see what some of the most memorable objects are worth today. Some have increased in value, while others haven't fared so well. Highlights include a Maurice Brazil Prendergast color monotype, ca. 1895; a Cartier ruby and diamond compact; and an Edward Farmer jade and gold box first appraised at $80,000-$125,000 and now valued at $ 250,000 to $350,000.
Vintage Madison (#1930H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Journey back 15 years and learn how fantastic finds have fared in today's market. Highlights include an 1875 Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, Winsor McCay comic art and an Eanger Irving Couse oil. See which item doubled in value to $80,000-$100,000.
Vintage Tampa (#1826H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
It's been 15 years since AR first visited Tampa, Florida. Tune in to see how the appraised values have stood up over time. Highlights include a fork from the Hindenburg; a costume jewelry hat from around 1950; and a Louis Comfort Tiffany lamp with a "Rose Helmut" shade, ca. 1905, whose value has more than doubled since we first saw it.
Vintage Charleston (#1926H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Look back to 2000 and learn what has since happened in the antiques market. Highlights include Newcomb College vases, Fred Meyer photographs, ca. 1900, and a Leon Julien Deschamps bronze. Learn which item is now worth $55,000-$60,000.
Vintage Columbus (#1827H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
Back in 1999, AR dropped in on Columbus, Ohio. Since then, some of the originally appraised items have soared in value, but others have sunk. Highlights include a trio of Albert Cheuret art deco clocks; a Marx "Roy Rogers" play set; and a historical collection, once owned by our nation's first postmaster general, including a Thomas Jefferson letter previously valued at $100,000, now valued for $300, 000-$350,000.