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  • 2012-01-03T01:00:00Z on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • 1 day, 2 hours, 54 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.

27 episodes

16x01 Tulsa - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2012-01-03T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3. Season 16 begins in Tulsa, where items include a signed note from Mother Teresa; an 1894 Winchester rifle; and a collection of late 17th-, early 18th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn cups that are valued at more than a million dollars. Also: a visit to the Pawnee Bill Ranch highlights show-stopping Wild West posters.

16x02 Tulsa - Hour 2

  • 2012-01-10T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Tulsa features a 1960 first edition of "To Kill a Mockingbird" inscribed by author Harper Lee; a collection of bronzes that may or may not be Remingtons and Russells; and a 1924 Gibson F-5 "Lloyd Loar" mandolin valued at $175,000. Also: a visit to the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve highlights vintage petroliana collectibles.

16x03 Tulsa - Hour 3

  • 2012-01-17T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In Tulsa, items include an 1826 English gadget cane that's equipped with both a pistol and a telescope; a 1931 Oscar Mayer in-store display; and a circa 1600 Ming Dynasty cast bronze guardian figure. Also: a visit to the Philbrook Museum of Art highlights housewares, appliances and electronics that were turned into functional art by 20th-century industrial designers.

16x04 Eugene - Hour 1

  • 2012-01-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Eugene, Ore., includes Ty Cobb-autographed memorabilia; an original "Rosemary's Baby" drawing by art designer Clem Hall; and a 1919 oil painting by Norman Rockwell that's valued at $500,000. Also: a McKenzie River fishing expedition; the antique fly fishing gear market.

16x05 Eugene - Hour 2

  • 2012-01-31T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Eugene, Ore., features a circa 1800 New England Chippendale chest-on-chest; an 1846 map of Western America; and a Russian Imperial officer's sword from the reign of Tsar Nicholas II that is worth between $75,000 and $100,000. Also: collecting wine glasses and decanters is discussed during a visit to the King Estate Winery.

16x06 Eugene - Hour 3

  • 2012-02-07T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The Eugene, Ore., visit concludes with tin toys, including a circa 1938 Marx car and a battery-powered dump truck; a circa 1861 Civil War cavalry guidon that may have been used in the Battle of Shiloh; and a 1960 jeweled gold moretto. Also: collecting wineglasses and decanters is discussed at the King Estate Winery.

16x07 Pittsburgh - Hour 1

  • 2012-02-14T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Pittsburgh features intimate letters between Cole Porter and actor Monty Woolley; a circa 1920 silk Kashan rug; and a 17th-century rhinoceros horn cup, purchased for one dollar at a flea market, worth between $350,000 and $450,000. Also: a visit to the Andy Warhol Museum.

16x08 Pittsburgh - Hour 2

  • 2012-02-21T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Pittsburgh includes a 6.5 carat yellow mine cut diamond ring; a North American Indian club and pipe that may have belonged to Sitting Bull; and three Charles Darwin first editions, including "The Voyage of the Beagle," "On the Origin of Species" and "The Descent of Man." Also: centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron.

16x09 Pittsburgh - Hour 3

  • 2012-02-28T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In Pittsburgh, items include a collection of letters 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. Also: a visit to the Carnegie Museum of Art highlights the work of glass artist Maurice Marinot.

16x10 El Paso - Hour 1

  • 2012-03-27T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in El Paso features a 19th-century Fiji split whale's tooth necklace; Andy Warhol's 1966 artist's proof of a Jacqueline Kennedy print; and a signed 1937 first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" that's valued at $80,000 to $120,000. Also: a visit to the Centennial Museum highlights pre-Columbian pottery from the Casas Grandes culture.

16x11 El Paso - Hour 2

  • 2012-04-03T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Signed Andy Warhol soup cans and pop art; a collection of signed Cormac McCarthy first editions; and a circa 1570 "Lotto" Oushak rug.

16x12 El Paso - Hour 3

  • 2012-04-10T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In El Paso, items include a 1775 Revolutionary War canteen; the 1834 last will of Alamo fighter Ben Milam; and a 1787 Debbe Poor sampler that's valued at $40,000. Also: a discussion of Texas spurs, including their styles and construction and what collectors are willing to pay for vintage spurs.

16x13 Atlanta - Hour 1

  • 2012-04-17T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Atlanta features a decorative egg with a Fabergé mark that was purchased for $15,000; a 1787 land grant signed by Benjamin Franklin; and a New York Chippendale corner chair, circa 1760, that is valued between $250,000 and $300,000. Also: 19th-century examples of Palissy ware (aquatic-theme plates and vases).

16x14 Atlanta - Hour 2

  • 2012-04-24T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Atlanta features a circa 1939 copy of "Gone With the Wind" signed by author Margaret Mitchell; an 1875 Persian turquoise-diamond bracelet; and a circa 1930 painting by Impressionist Mary Elizabeth Price that's valued between $40,000 and $60,000. Also: a visit to the Coca-Cola archives focuses on three lost Norman Rockwell paintings that were commissioned by the company for advertisements in the late 1920s and early '30s

16x15 Atlanta - Hour 3

  • 2012-05-01T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In Atlanta, items include a circa 1961 Willie Mays jersey and pants; a 17th-century Ming bronze guardian figure; and a circa 1861 Confederate officer's sword that's valued at $50,000. Also: rare photographs of Sherman's 1864 March to the Sea and the burning of Atlanta are examined at a collector's home.

16x16 Minneapolis - Hour 1

  • 2012-05-08T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Minneapolis features a chair that could be worth $50,000; a 1900 McKinley-Roosevelt poster; and a 1976 fancy intense yellow-diamond ring that's worth $140,000-$160,000. Also: Mora clocks are discussed at the American Swedish Institute.

16x17 Minneapolis - Hour 2

  • 2012-05-15T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Minneapolis features a 1956 Elvis Presley standee; a sketch by George Gershwin as well as letters from the composer to the owner's mother; and a circa 1885 Franz Roubaud oil painting that's worth $100,000. Also: WWII animation propaganda made by Disney Studios is discussed.

16x18 Minneapolis - Hour 3

  • 2012-05-22T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

An 1863 Ulysses S. Grant letter; a circa 1950 Charles Shulz Li'l Folks original cartoon; and two paintings - one by Victor Higgins, the other by Spencer - purchased together for $5, but valued considerably higher. Part 3.

16x19 Vintage Phoenix

  • 2012-06-19T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Flash forward from 1997 for believe-it-or-not ROADSHOW moments in Phoenix.

16x20 Vintage Secaucus

  • 2012-06-26T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Updates on items appraised in 1997 Secaucus, N.J., including a circa 1900 folk-art ship model that was worth $5000 to $7000 but now fetches just $300 to $500; and a gaming table originally valued at $200,000 to $300,000 that has doubled in price.

16x21 Vintage Houston

  • 2012-07-03T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Find out what the future held for some of the treasures ROADSHOW corralled in Houston in 1998.

16x22 Vintage Atlanta

  • 2012-07-10T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

See how some of ROADSHOW's Atlanta discoveries have fared since 1997.

16x23 Vintage San Francisco

  • 2012-07-17T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Discover which treasures the market favored since ROADSHOW's visit there in 1998.

16x24 Vintage Pittsburgh

  • 2012-07-24T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Take a look at what's happened to some Pittsburgh ROADSHOW finds since 1997.

16x25 Junk in the Trunk (Part 2)

  • 2012-11-06T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Season 16 visits to El Paso, Atlanta and Minneapolis. Included: diamonds and a sapphire from Tiffany; Dr. Seuss' signature; and a Missouri Regiment Colt pistol that's valued at more than $22,000.

16x26 Cats & Dogs

  • 2012-11-13T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Feline- and canine-related items are appraised, including an original Hush Puppies mascot, dog portraits and bronze cat

16x27 Greatest Gifts

  • 2012-12-18T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

See appraisals of items that guests received as presents.

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