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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.
Des Moines, IA - Hour Three (#1509H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Host Mark L. Walberg, in full beekeeper's regalia, gets a lesson in honey farming near Des Moines, Iowa, while - at a safer distance - appraiser Stuart Whitehurst discusses examples of antiques with bee motifs. Highlights include a circa 1856 Des Moines city plan, printed just before it officially became Iowa's new capital; a circa 1838 E.C. Brewster beehive clock; and a circa 1925 round European-cut diamond and platinum ring, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.
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Biloxi, MS - Hour Two (#1514H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
With NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center near Biloxi, Mississippi as a backdrop, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Noel Barrett to explore the world of vintage space toys. Highlights include a 1943 National League signed baseball; a circa 1770 sword used in the Revolutionary War; and a beautifully preserved 1811 silk-on-silk embroidery, made in Philadelphia and taken from an English print valued at $40,000 to $50,000.
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Santa Clara, Hour One (#1913H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in Santa Clara, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stephen Fletcher travel to the Japanese American Museum of San Jose to learn about arts and crafts made by Japanese and Japanese Americans interned in camps during WWII. Highlights include an Italian hotel proprietor's autograph book that includes signatures from John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain; a Margaret Keane "Big Eye" painting; and a collection of 1936-1939 Edward Weston photographs, previously owned by Academy Award-winning special effects artist Warren Newcombe, and now valued at $180,000 to $260, 000.
Santa Clara, Hour Two (#1914H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR heads to Santa Clara, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser James Supp at the Pacific Pinball Museum to look at vintage pinball machines. Highlights include a Lambert magician automaton, ca. 1900, that is still in working condition; a Ray Bradbury archive collected by Bradbury's high school English teacher; and Fred Myrick scrimshaw tooth, ca. 1830, that has a long history of family folklore and is appraised for $150,000 to $200,000.
Billings, MT - Hour Two (#1511H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of a Montana ranch, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Sollo explore the works of Thomas Molesworth, a significant figure in the popularization of rustic, Western-style furnishings. Highlights include a 19th-century Japanese suit of armor; an 1874 oil painting by noted Swiss artist Luigi Rossi; and a unique housewarming gift - a circa 1825 Parisian gilt bronze plateau (serving tray) valued at $50,000 to $70,000.
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Santa Clara, Hour Three (#1915H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
The third hour in Santa Clara, California, features great finds that include a Booker T. Washington archive collected by Washington's former teacher; a 17th-century Chinese transitional wine pot that was mistaken for a teapot; and an Eanger Irving Couse painting featuring an iconic subject for the artist. Watch to discover which item is valued at $75,000! Also: Host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Brian Witherell at the Computer History Museum to look at the first Apple computer.
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Biloxi, MS - Hour Three (#1515H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Biloxi, Mississippi, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Beth Szescila at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art to discuss how the beauty of the southern landscape and its creatures inspired the paintings and prints of this prolific, 20th-century Mississippi native. Highlights include a suit worn by Olivia de Haviland in the 1943 film Princess O'Rourke; a circa 1890 French industrial clock; and four 1827 watercolor portraits attributed to "The Guilford Limner, " a mysterious North Carolina-based artist who never signed his work, valued conservatively at $60,000.
Birmingham, Hour One (#1910H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR is in Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Catherine Williamson at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to discuss the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century and to look at materials related to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highlights include hand-colored Andy Warhol lithographs that were stuck on a shelf for around 20 years; a pair of southern dolls that includes an "Alabama baby" doll purchased for 50 cents; and a Frederic Remington portrait with a letter from the artist to the owner's great-grandmother, appraised together for $600,000 to $800,000.
Charleston, Hour One (#1916H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
In Charleston, West Virginia, new appraisals include an archive of the Oak Ridge Journal, the newspaper for a town created for the Manhattan Project; a Pete Seeger autographed sign relating to the Peekskill riots of 1949; and an 1854 Edward Beyer panoramic oil painting that features Charleston before West Virginia separated from Virginia. Tune in to find out which appraisal is valued at $250,000! Also: Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kevin Zavian visit the Beckley Exhibition Mine to bust some popular diamond myths.
Washington, DC - Hour One (#1516H) Duration: 56:16 STEREO TVG
In Washington, DC, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Michael Flanigan visit the Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters of the U.S. State Department and its diplomatic reception rooms, including the Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room, appointed with some of the best Americana of the 18th and 19th centuries. Highlights include a 1958 signed letter by Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a unique, turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set, valued at $90,000.
Birmingham, Hour Two (#1911H) Duration: 54:55 STEREO TVG
AR is in Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg heads to the historic site of Sloss Furnaces with appraiser Stuart Whitehurst to learn about iron antiques and the history of the iron and steel industry. Highlights include 1968 letters from a young Bill Clinton that include his candid opinions on politics and war; a Lalique hood ornament in an uncommon amethyst color; and a 1952 John Falter illustration valued at $200,000 to $250,000 in today's hot illustration art market.
Charleston, Hour Two (#1917H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Hour two in Charleston, West Virginia, features highlights such as a collection of Marilyn Monroe stills from some of her greatest cinematic hits; a British rainbow spatterware pot, ca. 1860, purchased for $10; and an 1849 ship's log and register chronicling the journey from Boston to San Francisco during the Gold Rush. Can you guess which is valued at $40,000 to $50,000? Also: Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Bailey travel to The Huntington Museum of Art to discuss antique Ohio Valley glass.
Washington, DC - Hour Two (#1517H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
At the offices of the U.S. General Services Administration, host Mark L. Walberg interviews Inspector General Brian Miller about the New Deal's WPA program, the tens of thousands of artworks produced under its auspices and the current effort to find some of these lost treasures. Highlights include an 1813 Congressional sword; an early 20th-century Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and an early 20th-century Charles Schreyvogel sculpture depicting a soldier and his horse, valued at $60,000 to $90,000.
Birmingham, Hour Three (#1912H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
AR rolls into Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton visit the Birmingham Museum of Art to look at a rare African wood carving from the late 19th century. Highlights include an autographed first edition copy of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird; a Titanic photograph and book tracing back to the owner's survivor relatives; and a Rolex military watch with ties to The Great Escape book and film that is appraised for $40,000 to $50, 000.
Charleston, Hour Three (#1918H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
The final hour in Charleston, West Virginia, features standout appraisals that include a Newcomb College vase, ca. 1905, in need of a good cleaning; an 1875 W.S. Young landscape oil of the Greenbrier River in West Virginia; and a collection of Noel Coward "Sail Away" memorabilia gifted by Coward himself. Watch to find out which item is valued at $35,000 to $37,000! Also: Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rafael Eledge head to the Rosanna A. Blake Library of Confederate History at Marshall University to look at Civil War cigarette booklets.