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.
Pittsburgh, PA - Hour Three (#1609H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
In Pittsburgh, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Arlie Sulka at the Carnegie Museum of Art to explore the striking, vibrantly colored vases, bottles and jars made by glass master Maurice Marinot. Highlights include a collection of correspondence between members of the Kennedy family and JFK's former personal secretary; a circa 1928 Art Deco jade sapphire ring; and a 1946 oil painting by Rockwell Kent, along with an inherited letter from the artist, valued at $150,000 to $250,000.
El Paso, TX - Hour Three (#1612H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Against the backdrop of Indian Cliff Ranch, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford discuss the styles and construction that distinguish Texas spurs and what collectors of vintage spurs are willing to pay for them. Highlights include a 1775 Revolutionary War canteen; an 1834 last will of historic Alamo fighter Ben Milam, rescued from a basement; and a 1787 Debbe Poor sampler - the oldest sampler on record from Andover, Massachusetts - valued at $40,000.
El Paso, TX - Hour Two (#1611H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
During AR's stop in Bismarck, North Dakota, host Mark Walberg gets a lesson in school-related antiques and collectibles from appraiser Karen Keane in an actual one-room schoolhouse, part of the Buckstop Junction historic village restoration. At the Bismarck Civic Center, appraisers give high marks to the array of objects brought for show-and-tell, including a painting of a Northern Pacific Railroad train that once may have graced a Fargo railroad station; a valuable Civil War photo collection of members of John Hunt Morgan's Cavalry, also known as Morgan's Raiders; and a delightful collection of University of North Dakota pottery, some made by the owner's mother and grandmother when they were students, valued at $5500 to $7500.
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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.
Atlanta, GA - Hour One (#1613H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Surrounded by the spectacular marine life of the Georgia Aquarium, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser David Lackey examine some 19th-century examples of the shockingly realistic aquatic, amphibious and reptilian-themed plates and vases known as Palissy ware. Highlights include a decorative egg with a Faberge mark, purchased for $15,000, that may not be all that it seems; a 1787 land grant signed by Benjamin Franklin; and a New York Chippendale corner chair, circa 1760, purchased as part of a large collection for $750-$800, but actually valued between $250,000-$300,000.
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.
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Kansas City, Hour One (#1810#) 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.
Atlanta, GA - Hour Two (#1614#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Atlanta, Georgia, host Mark L. Walberg visits the Coca-Cola archives with appraiser Leila Dunbar to explore the mystery surrounding the disappearance of three Norman Rockwell paintings. Highlights include a circa 1939 copy of Gone With The Wind, signed by the author and the cast of the film; an 1875 Persian turquoise and diamond Victorian bracelet; and a circa 1930 painting by legendary Philadelphia impressionist Mary Elizabeth Price, valued at $40,000-$ 60,000.
Kansas City, Hour Two (#1811#) 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: 56:46 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.
Minneapolis, MN - Hour One (#1616H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Sebastian Clarke at the American Swedish Institute to discuss Mora clocks, beautiful tall case timekeepers cherished by many Swedish-Americans who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Highlights include a questionable George Elmslie chair that, if authentic, could fetch $50, 000; a 1900 McKinley-Roosevelt poster discovered at a flea market; and a 1976 fancy intense yellow diamond ring, valued at $140,000-$160, 000.
Anaheim, Hour One (#1813#) 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.
Anaheim, Hour Two (#1814#) Duration: 56:46 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.
Minneapolis, MN - Hour Two (#1617#) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Phil Weiss are surrounded by military aviation memorabilia for a discussion of animation propaganda produced by Disney Studios during World War II. Highlights include a 1956 Elvis Presley standee rescued from an attic; a portrait sketched by George Gershwin accompanied with letters from the composer to the owner's mother; and a circa 1885 Franz Roubaud oil painting, valued at $100,000.