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.
Part 1 of 3. The Season 21 premiere visits Forth Worth, where a rock 'n' roll poster collection from the late 1960s, a Delaware tribe beaded baldric and an Auguste Rodin "Eternal Spring" bronze are appraised.
Part 2 of 3 in Fort Worth features a Felipe Orlando abstract oil, ca. 1980; a German baroque lockbox from about 1625; and a Green Bay Packers championship ring, ca. 1965.
Conclusion. In Fort Worth, items include an 1864 Civil War statue hilt presentation sword; 1936 Joe Fortenberry Olympic gold medal; and James Madison's personal seal, ca. 1828.
Part 1 of 3 in Indianapolis features a Norman Rockwell charcoal self-portrait, ca. 1976; 1958 signed Indy 500 racing flag; and 1883 Victorian wedding ensemble.
Part 2 of 3 in Indianapolis features a 1952 Joe Louis-signed whiskey bottle; Sheraton sideboard, ca. 1820; and 1928 New York Yankees team-signed baseball.
Conclusion. In Indianapolis, items include an 1898 Alphonse Mucha JOB poster; 1974 George Nakashima "Kent Hall" floor lamp; and 1961 Ty Cobb-signed baseball.
Part 1 of 3 in Palm Springs features a 1965 Noah Purifoy sculpture; Carroll O'Connor's "Archie Bunker" coat, ca. 1970; and Franz Bergman foundry Vienna bronze lamp from about 1920.
Part 2 of 3 in Palm Springs features a 1966 Roy Lichtenstein screenprint; NASA Apollo archive, ca. 1965; and Tiffany Studios mosaic panel, ca. 1905.
Conclusion. In Palm Springs, items include Charles Schreyvogel's oil painting "A Lone Horse," ca. 1900; Disneyland hand-colored architectural elevations, ca. 1954; and a 1982 Bob Mackie beaded gown made for Brooke Shields
Part 1 of 3. In Salt Lake City, items include an 1844 "Bellows Falls" LDS church hymnal; 1914 Olaf Carl Seltzer oil painting; and a 1969 prototype Hot Wheels "Beach Bomb."
Part 2 of 3. In Salt Lake City, items include a Cartier Art Deco diamond bracelet; Zee Wo silver and cinnabar cutlery set, ca. 1920; and 1959 Number 1 Barbie doll and accessories.
Conclusion. In Salt Lake City, items include Watson and Crick-signed "Double Helix" books; an Art Deco jewelry suite, ca. 1930; and a Japanese Arita porcelain vase, ca. 1910.
Part 1 of 3. In Virginia Beach, items include a John Wayne mug collection, ca. 1960; 1977 Frank McCarthy "On the Owl Hoot Trail" oil; and 1943-1944 Albert Einstein letters.
Part 2 of 3 in Virginia Beach features a 1964 Cassius Clay twice-signed promotional print; modern Abdullah Qandeel "Red" and "Love" oils; and an early 18th-century Chinese celadon vase.
Conclusion. In Virginia Beach, items include a 1554 Giorgio Ghisi engraving after Bronzino; Louis Vuitton steamer trunk, ca. 1890; and 1962 Mercury Capsule antenna.
Part 1 of 3 in Orlando. Items include Joe Strummer's boots, ca. 1979; Ned Hanlon championship pins and cufflinks, ca. 1895; and a 1941 Grant Wood "March" lithograph.
Part 2 of 3 in Orlando. Items include a 1965 NASA "Corned Beef" archive; Korean "The Water Moon Viewing Guanyin" painting; and 1918 WWI peach can label letter.
Conclusion. In Orlando, items include a 1946 Einstein-signed photo and prints; Agassiz pendant watch, ca. 1905; and Chinese gold-splashed bronze vase, ca. 1850.
Revisit fan-favorite appraisals from 2002 that have been updated with today’s market value, including a magnificent Tang dynasty marble lion that moves the expert to tears. Has time impacted the value of this rare find?
Discover how appraisals from 15 years have changed in the antiques market, including Andrew Clemens sand art, ca. 1880, a 1933 All-Star game signed baseball, and an 1886 Jasper Cropsey painting. Can you guess which item is valued at $100,000?
See memorable finds appraised at ROADSHOW 17 years ago. Highlights include an H. Siddons Mowbray painting, an 1802 Meriwether Lewis commission, and Marilyn Monroe photos from 1953. Learn which item’s updated appraisal has $165,000 added to the value.
Learn how the antiques and collectibles market has evolved in the last 15 years with updated appraisals like a 1979 Kent State apology, a Patek Philippe pocket watch, and a Herter Brothers sideboard and table. Which appraisal has increased $50,000?
Uncover how Seattle appraisals from 15 years ago have held up in the rising and falling antiques market. Highlights include a 1937 Birger Sandzén landscape, Babe Ruth-signed photos, and WWII work incentive posters. Have the values soared or sunk?
Travel back 15 years to see memorable Kansas City treasures such as an autographed "Time" cover collection, an 18th-century flambé Meiping vase, and a 1957 Roy Rogers contest prize. Which appraisal jumps in value to $70,000?
Journey back to 2002 to learn how past appraisals fare in today’s market, including Spanish earrings and a dragonfly brooch, a Carleton Watkins Yosemite album, and an 1840 Alfred J. Miller painting. Can you guess which is valued at $75,000-$125,000?
Discover never-before-aired appraisals from all six of our Season 21 cities, including an American Folk Art cane, a 1927 Yankees team-signed baseball, and a Vairocana Buddha, ca. 1410. Which is appraised for $150,000-$200,000?
Learn more about historical items from on and off the battlefield during the tumultuous Civil War years in this special hour. Notable finds include a Lincoln, Cabinet & Senate signed album, a Walt Whitman war letter, and a hospital steward's uniform.
Celebrate America’s hidden treasures from all 50 states in part 1 of this two-hour special, with finds such as a Thomas Hart Benton oil on tin, a Kentucky sugar chest, and a 1960 inscribed "To Kill A Mockingbird.” Which is valued at $125,000?