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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.
Boise, Hour One (#1801H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVG
In the Sooner State, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry head to the Pawnee Bill Ranch to look at some show-stopping Wild West posters. Highlights include a poignant signed note from Mother Teresa to a wood-carver who sent her a walking cane during her final years; a custom model 1894 Winchester rifle that may have been used in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show; and a collection of late 17th/early 18th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn carved libation cups - then the all-time highest value AR appraisal at $1 to $1.5 million!
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Greatest Gifts (#1620H) 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.
- KQED 9: Mon, May 2, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Omaha, Hour Three (#2015H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Travel to Omaha to see fantastic pieces of history, like a Humphreys' homeopathic medicine cabinet, a 1939 Gregoire Boonzaier "View of Cape Town" oil painting and a mid-19th-century Mormon book archive. Which treasure is the top find of the hour?
Detroit, Hour Three (#1806H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in Detroit, Michigan, as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver travel to Saarinen House at Cranbrook Academy of Art to discuss renowned architect and designer Eliel Saarinen. Highlights include a Charles Schulz signed letter and drawing of his beloved "Peanuts" character Linus; letters from Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud discussing Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, found tucked inside a book; and two etchings, one by Edward Hopper and one by John Sloan, that were a surprise gift to the owner in the 1970s and are now valued at $105,000.
Tucson, Hour One (#2010H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
Travel to Tucson to learn more about finds like a 1943 Allen Ginsberg-signed yearbook, an 1884 Anna Pottery temperance snake jug and an Alfons Walde oil painting dating to around 1935. Which item is valued at $200,000-$300,000?
Cleveland, Hour One (#2016H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Discover hidden treasures such as 1920 World Series stubs, a Charles Rohlfs music stand from around 1905 and an Ohio folk art double portrait, ca. 1838. One is the top find of the night!
Tucson, Hour Two (#2011H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
Discover hidden treasures in Tucson, such as a Jackie Robinson archive from around 1938, a 1960 GMT Master model Rolex with the original box and papers, and diamond and onyx jewelry, ca. 1920. Can you guess the top find of the night?
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.
- KQED 9: Fri, May 13, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Cleveland, Hour Two (#2017H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Join AR in the journey to Cleveland and learn about items such as an Ohio salt-glazed figural stoneware match stand, an 1863 Civil War grave marker group and a 1964 Manoucher Yektai oil painting. Which find is valued at $65,000?
Baton Rouge, Hour One (#1807H) Duration: 56:11 STEREO TVG
A French Art Deco diamond and platinum ring, a book signed by Jim Morrison and four Rembrandt and Whistler etchings. In Baton Rouge, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Leigh Keno at Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche chairs. Highlights include a French Art Deco diamond and platinum ring, ca. 1930, purchased at auction for $30 as cubic zirconia and now valued at $25,000 to $35, 000; a copy of the book The History of Magic, with an inscription from the owner's old college roommate - Jim Morrison of The Doors; and four Rembrandt and James McNeill Whistler etchings that were collected by the guest's father from around 1940 to 1960 and are appraised for $100,000.
Tucson, Hour Three (#2012H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
Journey to Tucson to see fantastic finds, including a 1994 Pete Seeger original song, an 1889 George Hitchcock oil diptych and an 1861 Abraham Lincoln presidential pardon. Which treasure is top find of the episode?
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 Two (#1808H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in Baton Rouge, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Harwood head to the LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of local Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter. Highlights include a Louisiana political poster, found in a pile of garbage on the side of the road, appraised for $3000 to $4000; 3 paintings by New Orleans artists and Newcomb pottery founders William and Ellsworth Woodward, worth about $30,000 to $50,000; and a NASA photograph collection brought by a former NASA employee who served as one of the test directors for the Zero-G airplane also known as "The Vomit Comet," valued at $35,000 to $45,000 for the entire collection.
Omaha, Hour One (#2013H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
Journey to Omaha to learn more about amazing vintage finds, including a 1939 Grant Wood "Fertility" lithograph, a Daytona model Rolex from around 1970 with its box and papers, and Prohibition liquor bottles, ca. 1925. Can you guess which is $100,000?
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: 56:16 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.
- KQED 9: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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.