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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.
Cleveland, Hour Three (#2018H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Travel to Cleveland to see outstanding vintage finds like a "Big Bronco" coin-operated horse made around 1952, a Bill Watterson archive, ca. 1975, and a Tiffany & Co. pendant watch necklace. Can you guess the $40,000-$60,000 treasure?
Baton Rouge, Hour Three (#1809H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in the Red Stick city, as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Christopher Mitchell head to Port Hudson to discuss a rare Civil War hand grenade. Highlights include an early 19th-century Louisiana work table that was stored in a barn for several decades; a collection of insightful Civil War Confederate letters that were found in the wall of a torn down Mississippi house; and a Porfirio Salinas oil, ca. 1935, in its original frame, that was bought by the owner's grandmother for $100 in 1935 and is now valued at $45,000.
Kansas City, Hour One (#1810H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Kansas City, Missouri, AR travels with appraiser Leila Dunbar to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to explore a one-of-a-kind, signed baseball. Highlights include an 1891 Kansas City Fire Chief presentation badge made by the fine jeweler Mermod & Jaccard and given to Kansas City Fire Chief George Hale at the turn of the 20th-century; a bold 1796 Chinese bronze censer that was recently found on the floor of a local antique mall and is now valued at $8000 to $12,000; and a pristine 1965 Roy Lichtenstein screen print that was bought by the owner's parents at a Kansas City department store in the mid-1960s and is now appraised for $300,000.
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Kansas City, Hour Two (#1811H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Kanas City, Missouri, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Marshall Martin travel to the Toy and Miniature Museum to discuss dolls houses and miniature models. Highlights include a beauty book, ca. 1928, by entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire; an 1861 E.G. Wright silver cornet that was played by the owner's great-grandfather when he was part of the 15th Regiment of Indiana; and a 1920 Julian Onderdonk oil painting that was gifted to the owner's mother when she lived next door to the artist and is now appraised for $125,000.
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.
- KQED 9: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Vintage Tucson (#2019H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Discover how values from a 2001 trip to Tucson hold up in today's market. Highlights include a revisit of the touching fan-favorite Navajo Ute First Phase blanket appraisal. What is the shocking updated value for this family heirloom?
Vintage Phoenix (#1622H) Duration: 55:10 STEREO TVG
AR's first visit to Phoenix was in 1997, when Arizona's biggest story was a UFO sighting dubbed the "Phoenix Lights." Flash forward 15 years for these believe-it-or-not AR moments: "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," the original 1897 letter to the New York Sun, was appraised at $20,000 to $30,000 and gets a nice current value of $30, 000 to $50,000; on the other hand, a circa 1890 mechanical bank, then worth $3700, gets a lump of coal and a current value of $1000 to $ 1500.
Vintage New York (#2020H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Uncover how appraisals from 15 years ago have changed. Highlights include an Emile Galle faience cat circa 1890, a 1968 Robert F. Kennedy letter, and a Philadelphia candlestand, ca. 1765. Which find doubled in value?
Vintage Secaucus (#1623H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In 1997, "Captain Bill" Sheehan founded Hackensack Riverkeeper, an advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and conserving the Hackensack River estuary, which includes Secaucus. See if the objects found at the Secaucus AR floated upstream or downstream in the last 15 years: A circa 1900 folk art ship model was bought at a yard sale in 1996, valued at $5000 to $7000, and now is sinking fast to $300 to $500; but a gaming table bought for $25 and appraised at $200,000 to $300,000 now could score $400,000 to $600,000.
Anaheim, Hour One (#1813H) 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.
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Vintage Indianapolis (#2021H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Travel back 15 years to learn the current values for previously appraised finds. Highlights include an autographed electric guitar, a Little Orphan Annie dress, ca. 1930, and a 1913 N.C. Wyeth painting. Which item values fell and which ones soared?
Vintage Houston (#1624H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In 1998, Dr. Ferid Murad of the UT-Houston Medical School won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on the cardio-vascular system, while AR made hearts palpitate with its first visit to H-Town. 14 years later, a 19th-century Chinese jade scepter, originally appraised for $1500 to $2500, has spiked to a radiantly healthy $50, 000 to $80,000, while a 1912 Titanic menu went from a heart-stopping $75,000 to $100,000 to a less pulse-quickening $50,000 to $75,000.
Anaheim, Hour Two (#1814H) Duration: 56:16 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.
Anaheim, Hour Three (#1815H) Duration: 56:16 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.