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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.
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.
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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?
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.