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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.
Junk in the Trunk 4, Part 2 (#1833H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR packed a trunk full of additional treasures from the 8 cities that made up its Season 18 tour. This second special includes never-before-seen appraisals, such as a collection of 1898 Mardi Gras invitations; Julia Child's copper pans, ca. 1960, that Child used on her TV show; and a German violin with a Sartory bow that is appraised for $25,000 to $27,000, with $20,000 of the value in the bow alone.
The Boomer Years (#1834H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
The "Baby Boom" of the mid-20th century created a generation of people who grew up witnessing the rise of television, space exploration, and rock 'n' roll. In celebration of the "Boomer Years," AR is looking back with nostalgia at the vintage treasures from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, including a 1956 Elvis "Love Me Tender" standee that was found during a home renovation; a 1958 Martin Luther King, Jr. letter purchased for $20 at the estate of a Richard Nixon biographer; and Charles Schulz comic strip art, ca. 1960, owned by a former Hallmark employee who worked with Schulz for 12 years and is valued at $200,000 to $250,000.
Phoenix, AZ - Hour One (#1413H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stuart Whitehurst visit Phoenix' Hall of Flame Museum, home to the largest collection of fire-fighting materials in North America. Program highlights include a circa 1905 advertising display for waterproof baby pants; a 1797 Chippendale marriage chest; and a collection of original Charles Schulz "Peanuts" artwork, valued at $350,000.
Miami Beach, Fl - Hour Three (#1503H) Duration: 56:46 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.
Junk in the Trunk 4, Part 1 (#1832() Duration: 1:29:13 STEREO TVG
AR has more appraisals than ever to share from the 8 cities it visited during its newly-expanded Season 18 tour. This special includes new appraisals from Roadshow's 2014 season, including a Steiff Pushmi-Pullyu Doctor Dolittle character, ca. 1967, acquired at a PBS auction in 1968; a Pablo Picasso linocut, ca. 1950, discovered in a basement; and a pair of Italian carved door panels, ca. 1550, purchased at an estate sale for $500 and now valued at $20,000 to $30, 000.
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Phoenix, AZ - Hour Two (#1414H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Mark L. Walberg visits Phoenix' Desert Botanical Garden with appraiser Don Creswell for a discussion of antique botanical artwork. Program highlights include a 1982 bronze maquette by renowned sculptor Henry Moore; an heirloom amethyst jewelry collection; and an early abstract painting by noted modern artist Chuck Close, received by the guest's father as repayment of an $8 loan, valued at $100,000 to $150,000.
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New York City, Hour One (#1901H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR hits a homerun in the premiere of season 19 with a treasure-filled visit to New York City and its largest sports memorabilia find ever! Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver take a trip to the New-York Historical Society to discuss Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Statue of Liberty statuettes. Highlights include an unpublished Art Spiegelman book proposal, ca. 1974, that was positioned to become a sequel to his quotation book Whole Grains; a headboard from the set of The Godfather, Part II that was purchased for under $25; and an archive of rare photographic baseball cards with a handwritten letter from the 1871-1872 Boston Red Stockings, appraised at $1,000,000.
Manor House Treasures (#1835H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is taking inspiration from the furnishings and finery of the sprawling estates in popular period dramas such as "Downton Abby" and "Upstairs Downstairs" for this special. It features extraordinary objects from across the pond - and beyond - that would fit right in any stately homes of the rich and powerful, including a Lord Byron cellarette and portrait, ca. 1810; a Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, ca. 1915, that was gifted to the caretakers of an estate; and a Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace, ca. 1905, that belonged to the owner's wealthy great-grandmother and is appraised for $75,000 to $100,000.
Phoenix, AZ - Hour Three (#1415H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Natalie Linn visit the Heard Museum to discuss American Indian basketry. Valuable find: A violin made by the Gagliano family in Naples in the early 1800s and a violin bow made in France in the shop of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume - the pair estimated to be worth between $72,000 and $94,000.
Denver, CO - Hour One (#1410H) Duration: 55:40 STEREO TVG
Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Kathleen Bailey at Denver's Kirkland Art Museum to view its collection of wild-looking Art Deco glassware known as Ruba Rombic. Highlights include a poster of the famous Wright Flyer airplane, made by the owner's great-grandfather, marking the Wright Brothers' triumphant return to Dayton, Ohio, in 1909; a first edition copy of William Faulkner's Sartoris, inscribed to the owner's father, one of Faulkner's cousins; and an heirloom collection of jewelry that includes a fabulous diamond ring, crafted by "Jeweler to the Stars" Paul Flato, and valued at $215,000 to $270, 000.
New York City, Hour Two (#1902H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in The Big Apple for the first time in 13 years, where host Mark L. Walberg heads to an iconic venue, the Apollo Theater, for a "Most Wanted" segment. Highlights include a Tiffany Studios mosaic inkwell, ca. 1905, likely designed by Carol Driscoll; a show run from the Beatles' first "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance along with an autographed photograph of the band; and a Joseph Kleitsch oil painting, ca.1925, purchased by the owner's father from Kleitsch's widow for $100 and now valued at $500,000.
San Jose, CA - Hour One (#1416H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rafael Eledge visit Winchester Mystery House, a bizarre Victorian mansion built by Winchester Rifle heiress Sarah Winchester. Valuable find: A Tlingit bowl and ladle - inherited from the guest's great-great-grandfather, who procured them on an 1877 trip to Alaska - valued at $250,000 to $300,000.
New York City, Hour Three (#1903H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In NYC, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Nicholas M. Dawes at the Salmagundi Club to learn about porcelain mugs created by former artist members. Highlights include a Tiffany presentation watch that was gifted to NYPD lieutenant Giuseppe Petrosino by the Italian government; a 1943 Irving Berlin manuscript that was discovered nestled in the pages of a photo album belonging to the family of the Columbia Records president; and a collection of rare 1903 American Beauty-backed tobacco baseball cards in pristine condition, appraised for $200,000.
San Jose, CA - Hour Two (#1417H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford meet up at the historic Fallon House to examine works by prolific Western painter Astley David Middleton Cooper. Valuable find: A painting entitled The Wet Nurse, by the German genre painter Carl Herpfer, valued at $80, 000.
Austin, Hour One (#1904H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR marks its tenth trip to Texas with a stop in Austin,where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Laura Woolley travel to the Briscoe Center to talk about a personal collection donated by country music legend Willie Nelson. Highlights include a spinning wheel gifted to the owner's mother by Mahatma Gandhi, now valued at $50,000 to $75, 000; a pin designed by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein that features his trademark Ben-Day dot pattern; and a diamond and platinum Van Cleef and Arpels necklace that was custom ordered for $5,700 by the owner's father-in-law and is now worth $125,000.
San Jose, CA - Hour Three (#1418H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry visit Stanford University's Hoover Institution and its huge collection of political posters and discuss the origins of Uncle Sam. Valuable find: A collection of three Great Basin baskets made in Nevada and given a conservative auction estimate of $60,000 to $75,000.