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  • 2008-01-08T01:00:00Z on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • 18 hours, 18 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, Reality

Based on the popular BBC series running since 1979, the PBS Antiques Roadshow combines history with discovery. Each year, the show visits a handful of cities to appraise items brought in by viewers. Are these items worth a lot of money, more than the visitors expect? To be fair, this concept has been copied again since, with East Tennessee Public Television's Treasures In Your Attic, but WGBH/Boston, always the pioneer PBS station, will say their derivative came first.

19 episodes

12x01 Baltimore - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2008-01-08T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The 12th season begins with Part 1 of a three-part visit to Baltimore. Items include Native American artifacts; a 19th-century rock crystal watch; and an angelfish pin reportedly given to a woman by Mark Twain.

12x02 Baltimore - Hour 2

  • 2008-01-15T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Baltimore. Items include an 18th-century embroidered vest; a painting by impressionist W. L. Metcalf; and a championship jacket worn by NFL player Johnny Unitas.

12x03 Baltimore - Hour 3

  • 2008-01-22T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion in Baltimore. Items include a bench crafted by woodworker George Nakashima; a two-sided painting by B.J.O. Nordfelt; and a violin made by Nicolas Lupot.

12x04 Orlando - Hour 1

  • 2008-01-29T01:00:00Z — 53 mins

A photo signed by the entire cast of the hit TV series "Bonanza"; a sterling silver Tiffany vase; and a collection of etchings and dry points by James McNeill Whistler.

12x05 Orlando - Hour 2

  • 2008-02-05T01:00:00Z — 53 mins

Part 2 of 3 from Orlando. Items include a painting by Fern Coppedge; an 1835 Regency-style etagere bought at a yard sale; and an animator's plaster model of Geppetto, created for 1940 film "Pinocchio."

12x06 Orlando - Hour 3

  • 2008-02-12T01:00:00Z — 53 mins

Conclusion in Orlando. Items include glass goblets by Austrian designer Otto Prutscher; an aerial photograph of Disney property before Epcot was built; and a collection of original photographs by Cecil Stoughton, an official White House photographer during the Kennedy administration.

12x07 San Antonio - Hour 1

  • 2008-02-19T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 from San Antonio. Items include a pottery horse from the Tang dynasty; a large Teco vase from Terra Cotta, Ill.; and a collection of World Series programs, including one for the 1905 series between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics.

12x08 San Antonio - Hour 2

  • 2008-02-26T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 from San Antonio. Items include a silver statue of St. Catherine; an heirloom needlepoint from Rhode Island; and a large desk and bookcase.

12x09 San Antonio - Hour 3

  • 2008-03-25T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Vaqueros (Mexican cowboys) and antique sombreros are discussed. Also: Buddy Holly and Crickets concert memorabilia; a Robert Wood painting of bluebonnets; Chinese porcelain panels that are worth between $40,000 and $60,000. From San Antonio.

12x10 Spokane - Hour 1

  • 2008-04-01T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A 1905 bird's-eye-view map of Spokane; a necklace that flunks a critical test; and a collection of items - a framed photo and letters dating to 1862 - signed by President Lincoln.

12x11 Spokane - Hour 2

  • 2008-04-08T00:00:00Z — 53 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Spokane. Items include pottery by ceramicists Otto and Gertrude Natzler; a landscape painting by artist Sydney Laurence; and an heirloom Waltham pocket watch.

12x12 Spokane - Hour 3

  • 2008-04-15T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion in Spokane. Items include a 19th-century silk Heriz rug; a Louis XIV-style clock made in France; and an heirloom desk and chair set used by the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1873.

12x13 Louisville - Hour 1

  • 2008-04-22T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Valuable original cover art for The Saturday Evening Post by John Falter; an enduring symbol of the Kentucky Derby: an heirloom mint julep cup created by Louisville silversmith William Kendrick. HDTV & Cable box required.

12x14 Louisville - Hour 2

  • 2008-04-29T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Louisville. Items include an18th-century Kentucky sugar chest; a Rococo Revival table with an image of Mount Vernon; and boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali

12x15 Louisville - Hour 3

  • 2008-05-06T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion in Louisville. Items include a Dirk Van Erp lamp; an 1876 Pierre Jumeau doll; and a wooden cupboard made in Kentucky.

12x16 Las Vegas - Hour 1

  • 2008-05-13T00:00:00Z — 53 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Las Vegas. Items include drawings by folk musician Woody Guthrie; a 19th-century tavern clock by clock-maker Aaron Willard; and a five-carat, Asscher-cut diamond ring.

12x17 Las Vegas - Hour 2

  • 2008-05-20T00:00:00Z — 53 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Las Vegas. Items include a 19th-century pottery-pig canteen; an album cover autographed by Elvis Presley, and a macramé belt that he wore; and a scrapbook with signatures of Civil War-era public figures.

12x18 Las Vegas - Hour 3

  • 2008-05-27T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion in Las Vegas. Items include an 1870s Belleek vase; a pair of art nouveau posters; and a movie prop from the 1939 film "Only Angels Have Wings."

12x19 Politically Collect

  • 2008-11-04T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Political memorabilia is featured. Included: campaign buttons; a 1976 court affidavit from Jimmy Carter to Maine officials, asking that they reverse their decision to list him on the ballot as James Earl Carter; an heirloom desk and chair used in the U.S. House of Representatives during the 1800s; and signed photos of presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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