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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.
Politically Collect (#1219) Duration: 55:51 STEREO TVG
AR throws its hat in the ring with this special edition, a salute to the presidential election and the keepsakes of political battles long past.
Vintage San Francisco (#1626H) Duration: 55:46 STEREO TVG
The 1997-1998 rainfall season was the second wettest (47.22 inches) in the 149 seasons recorded beginning in 1849. AR's 1998 trip to the City by the Bay featured a modest-looking Eskimo hunting helmet with an estimated value that has swelled from its original $65,000 to $75, 000 to $100,000 to $125,000, while a 1385 English silver spoon declined from $10,000 to $20,000 to $5000 to $8000.
Knoxville, Hour Two (#1820H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Knoxville, Tennessee, AR host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis J. Wahlgren travel to the Rhea County Courthouse to look at a book relating to the Scopes "monkey trial." Highlights include a collection of personal letters from Amelia Earhart to the guest's aunt that feature Earhart's entrepreneurial and self-promotional sprit; Joseph Delaney drawings, circa 1950, purchased from the Knoxville artist's own home for $20 each and now valued at $2000 to $ 3000; and two Jacob Maentel watercolors, circa 1835 and larger than average, that are appraised for $60,000 to $80,000.
Vintage Boston (#2025H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Learn how the antiques market has evolved in the last 15 years. Highlights include a violin attributed to Johannes B. Ceruti, an 1836 Joseph H. Davis painting and a frontiersman's pipe tomahawk. Which item saw a value increase of up to $124,000?
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 8, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me
Vintage Richmond (#1727H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR revisits items appraised in Richmond, Virginia, back in 1998. A Cartier desk clock has increased in value from a 1998 appraisal of $ 10,000 to $15,000 to an updated estimate of $25,000 to $35,000. Meanwhile, a Royal Doulton bear has dropped from an original appraisal of $5000 to $7000 to a current valuation of $3000 to $5000. Other items featured include 1956 World Series baseballs, a Carnegie autograph album and a collection of diamond and ruby jewelry.
- KQED 9: Mon, Oct 10, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Knoxville, Hour Three (#1821#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR stops in Knoxville, Tennessee, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton visit the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture to talk about prehistoric Native American stoneworks. Highlights include a third edition of Gone With the Wind with a false inscription; signed Muhammad Ali training shoes that are appraised for $15,000 to $20,000; and a Cartier sapphire and diamond ring that was purchased at a Knoxville estate sale for less than $15,000 and is now valued at $40,000 to $60,000.
Jacksonville, Hour One (#1822#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR travels south to Jacksonville, Florida, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar head to the Norman Studios Silent Film Museum to discuss missing Richard E. Norman films. Highlights include a Laurel and Hardy "Swiss Miss" horn that was used as a prop in their 1930 film; a silver presentation cup, ca. 1780, that was gifted from Lafayette to Major General Nathaniel Greene during the Revolutionary War and is now valued at $25,000; and a Thomas Hart Benton oil on tin, ca. 1950, that was a gift from the artist to the guest's father - Benton's neighbor - and is now appraised for $125,000.
Jacksonville, Hour Two (#1823H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Jacksonville, Florida, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stuart Whitehurst travel to the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum to learn about a 17th-century pirate book. Highlights include a Babyland Rag topsy-turvy doll, ca. 1905, composed of both a Babyland Rag doll and a Steiff bear; a diamond Art Deco bracelet watch, purchased 30 years ago for a few hundred dollars and now estimated at $10,000 to $ 12,000; and Robert E. Lee's own map of critical battle areas around Richmond, brought to AR by a descendant of General Richard Stoddert Ewell, now worth $50,000 to $100,000.
Jacksonville, Hour Three (#1824H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR stops in Jacksonville, Florida, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Arlie Sulka visit Flagler College to look at Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Highlights include a NASA "Mercury 7" signed photo, ca. 1960, that was gifted to the guest by her Air Force father-in-law; an 1862 Abraham Lincoln signed document, given to the guest's great-great-great-uncle by Abraham Lincoln as part of a commission to abolish slavery and is now valued at $50,000 to $75,000; and a Tiffany & Co. gold necklace. ca. 1875, with strong Japanese influences and appraised for $55,000 to $60,000.
The Boomer Years (#1834H) Duration: 56:46 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.
New York City, Hour One (#1901H) Duration: 55:46 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.
Mansion Masterpieces (#2027H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Watch as history meets fantasy with treasures fit for a period costume drama, including a 1907 Robert Henri oil painting, a late 16th-century diamond marriage jewel and an English giltwood cabinet-on-stand. Which is now valued at $500,000-$700,000?
- KQED 9: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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.
- KQED 9: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me