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Antiques Roadshow (US)

All Episodes 2004 - 2019

  • 2019-05-27T20:00:00-04:00s at 2019-05-27T20:00:00-04:00 on PBS
  • 1997-01-10T01:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 19 days, 4 hours, 17 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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.

498 episodes

Special 1 Roadshow Favorites

  • 2004-04-27T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Highlights from past episodes include a latex figure of "Speedy" Alka-Seltzer, a menu from the Titanic, a painting by the late rocker Frank Zappa, an art-deco Bakelite bracelet and a native helmet from Alaska.

Special 2 Roadshow's Greatest Finds

  • 2004-05-04T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

More highlights from past shows. Items appraised include a gold sword from the Mexican War, a painting by Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey, a Chinese marble lion dating from the Tang Dynasty (618-907), an 18th-century card table and a Navajo blanket dating from 1840 to '60.

Special 3 Tomorrow's Antiques

  • 2005-09-27T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A compilation program featuring items from the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Among them: Mad magazine art; an Elvis Presley suit; Beatles memorabilia; a Charles Eames chair; a baseball signed by the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers; an Ansel Adams Yosemite portfolio; photos signed by Marilyn Monroe, Cassius Clay (a year before he changed his name to Muhammad Ali) and JFK; and a letter on civil rights written by RFK shortly after the Martin Luther King assassination---and shortly before his own.

Special 4 Wild Things!

  • 2005-05-10T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A show of clips devoted to animal-themed antiques and collectibles. Items appraised include a "kangaroo bird," sculpted by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) in the 1930s and a painting of cavorting kittens by Charles van den Eycken (1859-1923).

Special 5 Naughty or Nice

  • 2010-12-21T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Naughty or Nice features appraisals that will satisfy everyone's wish list! Highlights from past seasons include an 1863 Temperance lithograph, a letter from Gerald Ford to his kindergarten teacher, and a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe.

Special 6 Simply the Best

  • 2010-11-23T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This special edition, "Simply the Best," showcases objects deemed the finest examples of their kind ever seen on "Roadshow." Massachusetts-made Federal side chairs; 19th-century Rhode Island rifle and powderhorn; women's suffrage movement poster.

Special 7 Politically Collect

  • 2008-11-04T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Campaign buttons; court affidavit submitted by Jimmy Carter to the state of Maine; desk and chair used at the U.S. House of Representatives from 1857-1873.

Special 8 Roadshow Remembers

  • 2006-11-07T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A decade of treasures is recalled in this charming retrospective on the numerous collectibles that have been appraised in the long-running series. Among the pieces: a jade pendant from a 2005 Los Angeles show; an 18th-century Chippendale chair from a 1997 San Francisco show; and a shoe signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, from a 2004 Portland, Ore., show. Also: a "Gone With the Wind" script, a Simon Willard clock, and drawings from Frank Lloyd Wright.

Special 9 Trash to Treasure

  • 2008-12-16T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Valuable items recovered from the trash are featured. Included: an autographed script of "The Informer," an Oscar-winning 1935 John Ford film; a rare 1885 Zuni Indian pot; items from Louis Comfort Tiffany's Laurelton Hall mansion.

Special 10 Junk in the Trunk (Part 1)

  • 2011-11-08T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This special edition highlights never-before-seen appraisals from ROADSHOW's 2011 season.

Special 11 Fame and Fortune

  • 2007-01-01T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The 10th season concludes with celebrity items, including the first mask worn by Clayton Moore ("The Lone Ranger"); photos of Marilyn Monroe; Ramones memorabilia; James Dean's high-school yearbook; signed photos of Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill; and vintage Beatles dolls.

Special 12 Vintage Los Angeles

  • 2013-06-25T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

In Vintage Los Angeles, ROADSHOW takes a look at how memorable appraisals of Disney animation art, a Tiffany lamp, and a Van Briggle vase have changed over fifteen years.

Special 13 Vintage Milwaukee

  • 2013-07-02T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Watch Vintage Milwaukee to see some memorable and gorgeous pieces, some with prices that have soared, like a Tiffany Lamp whose value rose over $10,000!

Special 14 Celebrating Black Americana

  • 2015-02-10T01:00:00Z — 53 mins

An 1821 U.S. citizenship certificate for a free man of color; beauty book by Madam C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire; a trip to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Special 15 Asian-Pacific Heritage

  • 2016-11-08T01:00:00Z — 53 mins

A look at items with Asian and Pacific Islands origins. Included: a Hawaiian kou bowl; Ghandi presentation spinning wheel; and 1888 Joesph Nawahi painting.

Special 16 Junk in the Trunk (Part 6)

  • 2016-11-15T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Travel to all six season 20 tour cities for never-before-aired appraisals. Highlights include a Ty Cobb game-used baseball bat, 18th & 19th century Nephrite belt buckles & Zodiac figure, and a 1942 Lynn Bogue Hunt painting. What’s the top find?

Special 17 Best of 20

  • 2016-12-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Favorite appraisals from the show's first 20 seasons are featured. Included: a Navajo Ute First Phase Blanket; a signed Warhol collection; and a Tang Dynasty marble lion.

Special 18 The Civil War Years

  • 2017-01-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Civil War items are featured, including a Lincoln Cabinet- and Senate-signed album; a Walt Whitman war letter; and a hospital steward's uniform.

Special 19 Special: Our 50 States Hour 1

  • 2017-10-31T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

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?

Special 20 Special: Our 50 States Hour 2

  • 2017-11-07T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Travel across America—and back in time—with appraisals of items from all 50 states in part 2 of this special. Finds include a Green Bay Packers championship group, a Joseph Henry Sharp oil, and a Molesworth lamp & furniture. Which is $130,000-$180,000?

Special 21 Junk in the Trunk 7

  • 2017-11-14T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

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?

Special 22 Unique Antiques

  • 2007-11-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Unique Antiques showcases some of the most outlandish, kitschy, and downright morbidly fascinating antiques and collectibles of ROADSHOW's last decade. Warning: These objects have been appraised by trained professionals -- don't try this at home!

Special 23 Special Edition

  • 2000-03-02T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A look at how the show is put together and how objects are selected to be on camera. Also: appraisers share some of their favorite moments from the show. Included: an unusual Seymour card table; a diamond-and-ruby jewelry collection; an unusual 19th-century folk-art jug; and a rare Eskimo helmet.

Special 24 Jackpot!

  • 2007-05-08T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items bought for a small price that turned out to be worth a lot of money are examined, including a painting purchased for $1.50 that's valued at more than $10,000, and a $5 vase that's worth more than $13,000. Also: an album of watercolor paintings purchased for 25 cents that is worth more than $20,000; a 1951 Minneapolis Millers baseball uniform worn by Willie Mays that was purchased for $50 and is valued at $60,000.

Special 25 Tasty Treasures

  • 2011-11-15T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A stainless steel 1930s meat service made of 18th-century British porcelain; heirloom Tlingit Indian oil bowl and ladle.

Special 26 Forever Young

  • 2011-12-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items for the young and the young at heart are appraised, including original art for a Dr. Seuss lunchbox; a child's shoe autographed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig; and an embroidered silk picture that dates to 1819.

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1x01 Chicago

  • Series Premiere

    1997-01-10T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals include a 19th-century kaleidoscope; a calendar watch dated circa 1640; a Women's Professional League baseball. Also: a woman learns that the vase she bought from an antiques dealer is a replica. Host: Chris Jussel.

1x02 Seattle

  • 1997-01-17T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

From Seattle: Items appraised include a Confederate sword; a painting by an Aboriginal artist; three handcarved pottery pieces; a series of letters written by Gen. W.T. Sherman after the Civil War.

1x03 Denver

  • 1997-01-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Denver include a silver tea set made in 1871 and believed to have been a gift from the Czar of Russia; a Li'l Abner toy that sold for $2.59 in 1945; a sword dating back to the Revolutionary War. Host: Chris Jussel

1x04 Philadelphia

  • 1997-01-31T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals include a 16th-century Milanese parade helmet that the owner discovered in her parents' attic. Also: a Gibson mandola; a document written by Abraham Lincoln; a Colonial mug made by a renowned Boston silversmith.

1x05 San Antonio

  • 1997-02-07T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals include dueling pistols; a doll; and a pocket watch said to have belonged to Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. Host: Chris Jussel.

1x06 Southfield, MI

  • 1997-02-14T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

From Michigan: Appraisals include a Duncan Phyfe sewing table-desk; an 1867 watercolor by Carl Haag; a pre-1850 carved green limestone necklace. Also: a visit to the Henry Ford Museum. Host: Chris Jussel.

1x07 Minneapolis

  • 1997-02-21T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

From Minnesota: Appraisals include a stuffed bear manufactured by Steiff; a flag from the 1901 Pan American Exposition with an interesting history; an Oriental rug. Also: a woman learns that the ceramic figures she purchased in China are replicas.

1x08 Albuquerque

  • 1997-02-28T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Albuquerque include a 1498 etching by printmaker Albrecht Durer; a banjo with mother-of-pearl inlay played by the owner's father during the 1930s; a pie safe circa 1870; a Chippendale slant-front desk.

1x09 Concord, MA

  • 1997-03-07T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Concord, Mass., include a needlepoint sampler that records six generations of a Massachusetts family; a highboy; a 19th-century Loetz vase that the owner's mother bought for $5 at a yard sale; a Swiss music box made in 1818.

1x10 College Park, MD

  • 1997-04-11T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals include two rare and valuable quilts; a thank-you letter written by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; handpainted French vases; a walnut pie safe with an unusual eagle motif. Also: a segment on African-American memorabilia. Host: Chris Jussel.

1x11 Kansas City

  • 1997-04-18T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Kansas City, Mo., include a Thomas Hart Benton painting; Tiffany vases purchased in the 1950s; an 18th-century cedar chair made in Bermuda; a collection of rare pin-back buttons; a photo collection of members of a Civil War regiment

1x12 Durham, NC

  • 1997-04-25T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals include autographed photographs of Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley; a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth; an 18th-century table; Glenn Miller memorabilia; a schoolbook dated 1819. Also: a gun collector learns the truth about some of his pieces. Host: Chris Jussel.

1x13 Greenwich, CT

  • 1997-05-02T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals include a Civil War sword; a single-action Colt revolver; a Hepplewhite card table; a 1936 New York Yankees home-run baseball autographed by several prominent players; two Kewpie dolls; a Masonic watch.

2x01 Secausus, N.J. - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    1998-01-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of two. Appraisals from Secaucus, N.J., include a card table from the late 1700s; a Thomas Edison electric pen; two fr

2x02 Secausus, N.J. - Hour 2

  • 1998-01-27T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraisals from Secaucus, N.J., include five Tiffany vases; several books signed by Benjamin Franklin; and a hand-carved, wooden cake board dating to the early 19th century. Chris Jussel hosts.

2x03 Cincinnati

  • 1998-02-03T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Cincinnati include a set of original illustrations for the Dick and Jane reading primers dating from 1965. Also: a hall stand made in Switzerland; a vase.

2x04 Atlanta - Hour 1

  • 1998-02-10T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of two. Appraisals from Atlanta include a letter written by Abraham Lincoln in 1841; a complete set of dental instruments made in 1849; three painted tiles bought at a yard sale for $1 each. Host: Chris Jussel.

2x05 Atlanta - Hour 2

  • 1998-02-17T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraisals in Atlanta include an original Confederate flag; a 1959 Congressional yearbook containing the signatures of several Presidents, including John F. Kennedy; a desk made in China in the early 1800s. Host: Chris Jussel.

2x06 San Francisco - Hour 1

  • 1998-02-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of two. Appraisals from San Francisco include a sculpture of a ram; an Eskimo hunting helmet decorated with ivory; a collection of more than 40 souvenir spoons. Also: a segment on collecting concert posters. Host: Chris Jussel.

2x07 San Francisco - Hour 1

  • 1998-03-03T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraisals from San Francisco include a collection of movie memorabilia, along with a wig worn by silent actor Hank Mann in his role as a Keystone Cop. Also: a German Oriental doll made in the 1920s; a set of 18th-century Nativity figures. Host: Chris Jussel.

2x08 Pittsburgh - Hour 1

  • 1998-03-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of two. Appraisals from Pittsburgh include a parasol that had been used in Queen Victoria's coronation ceremonies in 1837; a silver libation set given to the governor of Maryland during the Civil War; and two silver meat-carving sets. Host: Chris Jusse

2x09 Pittsburgh - Hour 2

  • 1998-03-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraisals from Pittsburgh include a Gibson guitar; a tenor saxhorn circa 1860; and a document box that illustrates Pennsylvania German artwork. Host: Chris Jussel.

2x10 Dallas

  • 1998-04-07T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Dallas include a piece of 19th-century folk art designed to scare away crows; a tricorn hat unearthed in a landfill that is now part of lower Manhattan; a Tiffany vase made around the turn of the century. Host: Chris Jussel.

2x11 Phoenix - Hour 1

  • 1998-04-14T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of two. Appraisals from Phoenix include the original "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" letter written in 1897; a wooden spice cabinet made in 1780; a table clock dating from the Industrial Revolution. Host: Chris Jussel.

2x12 Phoenix - Hour 2

  • 1998-04-21T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraisals from Phoenix include a Tiffany lamp; a "Hogan's Heroes" lunch box; a dragonfly brooch. Host: Chris Jussel

2x13 Nashville

  • 1998-05-05T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Nashville include letters written by Andrew Jackson; a rare Native American composition book from the 1880s filled with 31 drawings; a Scottish tea urn. Included: a visit to Andrew Jackson's boyhood home. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x01 Richmond, VA - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    1999-01-19T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Richmond, Va., include a jewelry collection of Burmese rubies and diamonds; a folk-art rooster originally used in a dairy display. Also: a visit to the Museum of the Confederacy. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x02 Richmond, VA - Hour 2

  • 1999-01-26T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

From Richmond, Va.: Appraisals include a presentation Colt pistol and a French doll made around 1885. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x03 Los Angeles - Hour 1

  • 1999-02-02T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Los Angeles include a Scottish-made clay piglet and a miniature portrait. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x04 Los Angeles - Hour 2

  • 1999-02-09T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

From Los Angeles: Appraisals include a brewing-company advertising print; a silver-and-glass compote plate; a writing table made in Milan. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x05 Milwaukee - Hour 1

  • 1999-02-16T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Milwaukee include a Chippendale chair and an 1888 sculpture with carvings of 35 birds. Also: a visit to the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x06 Milwaukee - Hour 2

  • 1999-02-23T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraisals from Milwaukee include a "Speedy" Alka Seltzer figure from the company's 1950s and '60s ad campaigns; and a chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Also: a visit to the Milwaukee Museum of Art. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x07 Rochester, NY - Hour 1

  • 1999-03-23T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals in Rochester include a painting created by musician Frank Zappa when he was in junior-high school; a cane rack; a 9-foot-tall fireplace mantel. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x08 Rochester, NY - Hour 2

  • 1999-03-30T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Rochester include a portrait; a Shirvan rug; an 18th-century chair that has been in the owner's family for more than 100 years. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x09 Houston - Hour 1

  • 1999-04-06T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Houston include a menu from the last luncheon served aboard the Titanic. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x10 Houston - Hour 2

  • 1999-04-13T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Houston include an acoustic guitar autographed by Jimi Hendrix and a model car from the 1930s. Also: a look at a Native American artifact collection.

3x11 Louisville - Hour 1

  • 1999-04-20T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Louisville include a 20-gallon folk-art jug that the owner purchased at a yard sale; and a builder's model frame used to sell barns at the turn of the 20th century. Also: a history of the Kentucky Derby. Host: Chris Jussel.

3x12 Louisville - Hour 2

  • 1999-04-27T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Kentucky include an 1860 Colt Army revolver with an interesting history, and a high-school yearbook featuring James Dean.

3x13 Portland - Hour 1

  • 1999-05-11T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals in Portland, Ore., include an original preliminary script of "Gone with the Wind" and a folk-art horn. Part 1 of two. Chris Jussel is the host.

3x14 Portland - Hour 2

  • 1999-05-18T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraisals from Portland, Ore., include a set of books autographed by Mark Twain, a turn-of-the-century zither and an 18th-century teapot made just before the American Revolution.

3x15 Hartford, CT - Hour 1

  • 1999-05-25T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals in Hartford, Conn., include a 19th-century majolica fountain and a Civil War print circa 1865-75. Also: Native American crafts. Part 1 of two. Chris Jussel is the host.

3x16 Hartford, CT - Hour 2

  • 1999-06-01T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A trip to Hartford, Conn., concludes. Appraisals include a collection of Fiestaware and a rare fireplace bellows carved in the 19th century. Also: a visit to Mark Twain's house. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x01 Columbus - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2000-01-11T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals in Columbus, Ohio, include a handwritten letter from Thomas Jefferson; the first edition of Playboy magazine from 1953; and a skull-shaped humidor. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x02 Columbus - Hour 2

  • 2000-01-18T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised include a vintage football poster, a late-19th-century quilt, two valuable toys and an unusual gold ring. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x03 Birmingham, AL - Hour 1

  • 2000-01-25T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items up for appraisal in Birmingham, Ala., include a 19th-century quilt, two valuable toys and an unusual gold ring with a surprise inside. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x04 Birmingham, AL - Hour 2

  • 2000-02-01T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items up for appraisal in Birmingham, Ala., include a rare collection of "Gone with the Wind" memorabilia, an old Bible and a miniature Chippendale chest. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x05 Tampa - Hour 1

  • 2000-02-08T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals from Tampa include a rare toy clown, a unique clock and an elaborate metal bird sculpture. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x06 Providence, R.I. - Hour 1

  • 2000-02-22T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Providence, R.I., include an unusual collection of Boy Scout neckerchief slides, a stoneware jug and a jade and gold jewelry box. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x07 Providence, R.I. - Hour 2

  • 2000-02-29T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Providence, R.I., include a Dr. Evil doll, a collection of Persian prints and a French mantel clock. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x08 Baltimore - Hour 1

  • 2000-03-28T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Baltimore include an 18th-century tea table, a collection of railroad memorabilia and a painting. Chris Jussel hosts.

4x09 Baltimore - Hour 2

  • 2000-04-04T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Baltimore include a book signed by Edgar Allan Poe, a French Revival-style Victorian painting and a rooster weather vane with an important heritage. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x10 Toronto - Hour 1

  • 2000-04-11T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Toronto include a silver tea set, a rare golf club and a unique bronze, ivory and marble statue. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x11 Toronto - Hour 2

  • 2000-04-18T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Toronto include a Canadian Mounties doll, a vintage Rolex watch and a bird-shaped weight designed to hold open a gate. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x12 Salt Lake City - Hour 1

  • 2000-04-25T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items to be appraised in Salt Lake City include a unique piece of human-hair jewelry, a diamond-and-pearl tiara ring, and a collection of Native American beadwork. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x13 Salt Lake City - Hour 2

  • 2000-05-02T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Salt Lake City include an important Mormon document, a mechanical birdcage and a bronze statue of Napoleon. Chris Jussel is the host.

4x14 Des Moines, IA - Hour 1

  • 2000-05-23T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

The first of two shows from Des Moines, Iowa. Articles appraised include a letter written by Mark Twain and a propeller from one of Charles Lindbergh's biplanes, as well as a carving of a dog fashioned in Germany's Black Forest. Telecast from the Iowa state capitol and the Polk County Convention Center.

4x15 Des Moines, IA - Hour 2

  • 2000-05-30T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items up for appraisal in Des Moines, Iowa, include a Wurlitzer jukebox, a Tiffany vase and a Chinese box and horn. Also: host Chris Jussel visits a 1920s Des Moines mansion built in an English style by cold-cream mogul Carl Weeks.

5x01 St. Louis - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2001-01-12T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Experts spot a number of valuable items, including two exquisite Japanese ivory carvings, a hand-colored map of Missouri printed in 1822, and a painting by a Belgian artist.

5x02 St. Louis - Hour 2

  • 2001-01-23T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisals in St. Louis (Part 2 of three) include a Budweiser-beer tin, a toy bear and an 18th-century silk-needlepoint picture. Also: host Dan Elias tours an 1880 St. Louis mansion built by a merchant-shipping magnate named Samuel Cupples.

5x03 St. Louis - Hour 3

  • 2001-01-23T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A three-show sojourn in St. Louis concludes with a visit to the St. Louis Mercantile Library, which was founded in 1846. Also: appraisals include a repeater rifle; a 100-year-old medicine chest with tins for 288 herbs; and ribbonwork clothing made by Native Americans from Indiana.

5x04 Charleston, SC - Hour 1

  • 2001-01-30T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The first of three programs from Charleston, S.C. Included: a set of Jackie Gleason's golf clubs; a 1763 poster (from Massachusetts) about the French and Indian War; and a 19th-century silver bowl designed to rinse and cool wine glasses. Also: host Dan Elias visits Charleston's Heyward-Washington house, which was built in 1772 by Thomas Heyward, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The "Washington" part refers to George, who did, in fact, sleep there.

5x05 Charleston, SC - Hour 2

  • 2001-02-06T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in the second of three shows from Charleston, S.C., include a Hawaiian ukulele, a 19th-century basket and a collection of folk-art puppets. Also: series host Dan Elias visits Charleston's Gibbes Museum of Art.

5x06 Charleston, SC - Hour 3

  • 2001-02-13T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A three-episode sojourn in Charleston, S.C., concludes. Items up for appraisal include a 19th-century chair designed for a pair of Thai conjoined twins, as well as a bronze sculpture from France and surveyor's instruments. Also: host Dan Elias visits Fort Sumter.

5x07 Austin - Hour 1

  • 2001-02-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A two-show stop in Austin, Texas, begins with a state-capitol tour. At the Austin Convention Center, items appraised include Chinese headdresses designed to ward off evil spirits; a poster promoting a 1965 Rolling Stones concert; and a 19th-century scrimshaw domino set.

5x08 Austin - Hour 2

  • 2001-02-27T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in the second of two shows from Austin, Texas, include the letter U.S. Grant wrote in 1868 accepting the Republican Presidential nomination, and a collection of dolls. Also: host Dan Elias visits the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, where the items observed include Tennessee Williams manuscripts and "Gone with the Wind" storyboards.

5x09 Denver - Hour 1

  • 2001-03-27T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised during the first of three programs from Denver include a Tiffany lamp with its original patina, a rare vase (one of only four like it) and an 18th-century maple bowl and pounder. Also: host Dan Elias visits the Denver Art Museum.

5x10 Denver - Hour 2

  • 2001-04-03T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised on the second of three shows from Denver include a 19th-century baseball bat; a turn-of-the-century cast-iron bank; and 19th-century documents from a Colorado mining town. Also: series host Dan Elias visits Denver's Black American West Museum.

5x11 Denver - Hour 3

  • 2001-04-10T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised during the final show from Denver include art-deco Bakelite objects, a mahogany-and-brass lap desk and a beaded Native American saddle throw. Also: host Dan Elias profiles "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who's buried outside Denver.

5x12 Madison, WI - Hour 1

  • 2001-04-17T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in the first of a three-episode stint in Madison, Wis., include a Civil War broadside from 1862, a Wisconsin-made spinning wheel and a Norwegian fiddle. Also: host Dan Elias visits the Wisconsin State Capitol complex.

5x13 Madison, WI - Hour 2

  • 2001-04-24T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Madison, Wis., include a silver-and-gold incense burner, and a parasol that was given to the owner's grandmother by Queen Victoria. Also: host Dan Elias visits Taliesin, architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin home.

5x14 Madison, WI - Hour 3

  • 2001-05-01T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

The three-show stopover in Madison, Wis., concludes. Appraised: Stickley dining-room tables and chairs; a Chinese blanket designed to cover a child's saddle; and a hand-drawn 1909 comic-book illustration.

5x15 Tulsa, OK - Hour 1

  • 2001-05-08T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised at the Tulsa Convention Center: a desk used in Congress in the 1850s (and found by its owner in a chicken coop); a handwritten diary kept by delegates to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention in 1906-7; and memorabilia from a Wild West show that includes a poster for a documentary in which an unknown cowboy named Tom Mix made his screen debut. Also: host Dan Elias presents a quickie survey of Tulsa's art-deco architecture.

5x16 Tulsa, OK - Hour 2

  • 2001-05-15T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Tulsa (Part 2 of three) include an 1881 cylindrical calculator, a Roman earthenware amphora and a place card from a vintage Hollywood party that features Will Rogers' autograph. Also: host Dan Elias surveys the Western and Native American art and artifacts at Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum.

5x17 Tulsa, OK - Hour 3

  • 2001-05-22T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in Tulsa: a pocket watch showing two time zones, designed for a sea captain; a Native American cradle board; and an 18th-century chest of drawers that was being used by its owner as a TV stand. Also: host Dan Elias gets a kick or two along U.S. Route 66.

5x18 Boston - Hour 1

  • 2001-10-06T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

The "Roadshow" makes a pit stop in its home town with the first of three programs (taped in August 2000) at Boston's Bayside Expo Center. Items appraised range from a spoon once owned by Lizzie Borden to an 18th-century tomahawk. Also: a quick tour of the Museum of Fine Arts and a visit to the historic Cogswell Grant farm in Essex, Mass.

5x19 Boston - Hour 2

  • 2001-10-13T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised at Boston's Bayside Exposition Center include an 18th-century French tureen, a trunk full of turn-of-the-20th-century military uniforms and a slavery-era citizenship certificate issued to a person of color. Also: host Dan Elias tours Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum.

5x20 Boston - Hour 3

  • 2001-10-20T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised at Boston's Bayside Exposition Center include a mid-19th century carved wooden cat; and a French fashion doll, clothing and accessories. Also: host Dan Elias tours the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historical Site in Brookline, Mass.

5x21 Sacramento - Hour 1

  • 2001-10-23T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of two. Items appraised in Sacramento range from an 1870s Irish chamber pot adorned with a picture of British Prime Minister William Gladstone to "Star Wars" figurines. Also: host Dan Elias visits Sutter's Mill and traces the area's history, with emphasis on the 1849 gold rush. Other "nuggets" examined: an 18th-century Kentucky rifle, an 1864 Lincoln campaign poster, a 1954 Christian Dior gown and a painting of a lake that a woman bought at a church bazaar for about $5.

5x22 Sacramento - Hour 2

  • 2001-10-30T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Items appraised in Sacramento include a pair of bronze horses, a Wedgewood stove from the 1930s and a hand-embroidered linen bag. Also: host Dan Elias visits the California State Railroad Museum.

5x23 Las Vegas - Hour 1

  • 2001-11-06T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Las Vegas (Part 1 of three) include an 18th-century Dutch decanter set, a post-Civil War chair and table, and a painting of a snowy landscape scene in Bucks County, Pa. The hour also features a thumbnail history of the Las Vegas area and a tour of a "boneyard" for neon signs. Says tour guide Rudy Franchi: "You couldn't come to Las Vegas without talking about neon." Dan Elias hosts.

5x24 Las Vegas - Hour 2

  • 2001-11-13T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 . Items appraised in Las Vegas include a 17th-century Dutch pendulum clock; a Revolutionary War-era powderkeg; and a magic-memorabilia collection that includes a program autographed by Houdini. Also: host Dan Elias visits Nevada's Hoover Dam.

5x25 Las Vegas - Hour 3

  • 2001-11-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A Las Vegas stint concludes. Items appraised include costumes worn by performers who entertained U.S. troops during the 1950s; a 19th-century Russian religious icon; and a carpenter's chest made of 13 kinds of wood. Also: host Dan Elias tours the Liberace Museum

6x01 Tuscon (2002) - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2002-01-22T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The treasures of Tucson's attics are on display. Items appraised during the hour (the first of three in Tucson) include some that are unusually valuable, including a 1790s sideboard and a Western landscape by Edgar Payne. Then there's a 150-year-old Navajo weaved blanket. Appraiser Donald Ellis calls it "a national treasure." Taped in June 2001 at the City of Tucson Convention Center. Host: Dan Elias.

6x02 Tuscon (2002) - Hour 2

  • 2002-01-29T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Tucson (Part 2 of three) include 18th-century leather fire buckets and an art-deco bronze sculpture. Also: host Dan Elias visits an 18th-century mission church, San Xavier del Bac, which is known as "the white dove of the desert."

6x03 Tuscon (2002) - Hour 3

  • 2002-02-05T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A three-program stop in Tucson concludes. Appraised: an 1890s silver service; two season passes for the 19th-century baseball team the Cincinnati Red Stockings; and a 19th-century Persion rug. Also: host Dan Elias visits a Tucson resort hotel founded in 1930 by Arizona's first congresswoman, Isabella Greenway.

6x04 New York, N.Y. - Hour 1

  • 2002-02-12T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The first of three shows taped in New York City. Items shown include a Winslow Homer etching, a collection of Ramones memorabilia, a 1765 table and a futuristic toy car. Also: host Dan Elias visits the Museum of the City of New York, where items on display range from a gown worn to George Washington's Inaugural Ball to a Playbill for "Guys and Dolls."

6x05 New York, N.Y. - Hour 2

  • 2002-02-19T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in New York City (Part 2 of three) include a painting by Jesse Arms Botke; an 18th-century silver cream jug by Boston silversmith Jacob Hurd; and a collection of vintage luggage stickers. Also: host Dan Elias visits Manhattan's Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

6x06 New York, N.Y. - Hour 3

  • 2002-02-26T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised as a three-week stint in New York City concludes include a signed copy of James Joyce's "Ulysses," illustrated by Henri Matisse; an 1880s weathervane shaped like a codfish; and a collection of turn-of-the-20th-century poster art. Also: host Dan Elias visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

6x07 San Diego - Hour 1

  • 2002-04-23T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in San Diego (Part 1 of three) range from an 8th-century Chinese earthenware horse to a Tom Mix lariat and a sarong worn by Dorothy Lamour. Then, it's Christmas in July for the owner of a Santa sleigh that was made in the 1920s or '30s. He paid $70 for it; now it's worth $3000-$4000. Also: host Dan Elias leads a tour of San Diego's Balboa Park and visits the Marston House, an arts and crafts style mansion.

6x08 San Diego - Hour 2

  • 2002-04-30T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in San Diego (Part 2 of three) include a yellow-diamond Tiffany pendant, a pair of 18th-century candlesticks and sheet music of jazz pianist James P. Johnson. Also: host Dan Elias visits the Hotel Del Coronado, a vintage-1890 resort located across Mission Bay from San Diego.

6x09 San Diego - Hour 3

  • 2002-05-07T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Items appraised in San Deigo include an ivory-and-diamond ring with a cameo of Britain's King Charles I; an 18th-century chest; and a Dr. Seuss "kangaroo bird" sculpture. Also: host Dan Elias visits the San de Alcala Mission church, which was founded in 1769 by Junipero Serra, the father of California missions.

6x10 Indianapolis - Hour 1

  • 2002-05-14T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of three in Indianapolis: a 19th-century French nude bronze; a combination pipe and tomahawk; a collection of Civil War bullets. There's also a picture N.C. Wyeth painted for a 1913 issue of Harper's magazine. The painting's worth: $250,000. Also: host Dan Elias recalls the history of the Indianapolis 500 during a visit to the Motor Speedway Museum, and admires Persian tribal weavings at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

6x11 Indianapolis - Hour 2

  • 2002-05-21T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Evaluated in Indianapolis (Part 2 of three): a 1920s Little Orphan Annie Halloween costume and an Empire-style Italian marble-top table. Also: host Dan Elias visits the Indianapolis Chidren's Museum, which covers 13 acres and bills itself as the world's largest.

6x12 Indianapolis - Hour 3

  • 2002-05-28T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in Indianapolis (conclusion): a porcelain bowl commissioned by Catherine the Great, and sci-fi illustrations by Frank R. Paul (1884-1963) valued at up to $40,000. Also: host Dan Elias visits Indianapolis's Crown Hill Cemetary, the final resting place of John Dillinger, poet James Whitcomb Riley and President Benjamin Harrison.

6x13 Miami - Hour 1

  • 2002-10-22T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised at Miami's Coconut Grove Convention Center (Part 1 of three) include a Federal period gaming table bought for $300; an Art Deco pendant brooch; and an autographed team photo of the 1929 Philadelphia Athletics that includes four Hall of Famers. Also autographed are two Elvis Presley recordings made for Sun Records. Also: host Dan Elias visits the 1891 home of Miami-area pioneer Ralph Monroe.

7x01 Albuquerque (2003) - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2003-01-07T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Albuquerque (Part 1 of three) include an 1870s Navajo blanket and a marble lion from Tang Dynasty China (6th-9th centuries) that leaves appraiser Lark Mason Jr. choked up, but not speechless. "It's fantastic," he marvels. "It's among the finest examples of Chinese art I have ever seen on the 'Roadshow'." Also: host Dan Elias explores attractions along the "Turquoise Trail" between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

7x02 Albuquerque (2003) - Hour 2

  • 2003-01-14T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2. Items appraised in Albuquerque include a Revolutionary War-era canteen and a diary account of the war written by an ancester of the diary's owner; and a 1908 illustration by British children's book illustrator Arthur Rackham. Also: host Dan Elias visits New Mexico's Petroglyph National Park, where he finds 3000-year-old Pueblo carvings, and Ghost Ranch, near Albuquerque, where he examines dinosaur fossils.

7x03 Albuquerque (2003) - Hour 3

  • 2003-01-21T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraisals in Albuquerque include portrait miniatures with cases and engravings designed by Paul Revere; a 19th-century New England grandfather clock; and two landscapes by Hudson River School painter James Hope (1819-92). Also: host Dan Elias tours Albuquerque's Old Town.

7x04 Seattle (2003) - Hour 1

  • 2003-01-28T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A three-episode stint in Seattle begins. Items appraised include a 17th-century Japanese tea urn, an acetate of a recording by Seattle native Jimi Hendrix, an 1819 book its owner found in a dumpster and a baseball autographed by the 1951 New York Yankees. However, a non-Yankee also signed it and that normally decreases value "dramatically," says appraiser Simeon Lipman. But the non-Yankee was Marilyn Monroe, who, says Lipman, "is the exception to the rule." Also: host Dan Elias visits architect Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project museum.

7x05 Seattle (2003) - Hour 2

  • 2003-02-04T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in Seattle (Part 2): a lithograph of the famous 1949 Tom Kelly nude photo of Marilyn Monroe, inscribed by Monroe to the owner's father, who assisted Kelly during the photo session; a print depicting the Civil War prison at Andersonville, Ga., drawn by a prisoner; a complete set of Snow White and the Seven Drwarfs figurines; an 1820s clarinet; a landscape painted by Kansas artist artist Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), who was known as "the American Van Gogh"; and a set of autographed Babe Ruth photos. Also: a visit to the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art in Bellevue, Wash. Dan Elias hosts.

7x06 Seattle (2003) - Hour 3

  • 2003-02-11T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Items appraised at the Seattle Convention and Trade Center include a pair of Federal-era chairs attributed to Salem, Mass., cabinetmaker Samuel McIntyre; a vase fashioned by arts-and-crafts potter Fred Walrath (1871-1921); and objects from the squadron of pilot Jimmy Doolittle. Also: host Dan Elias visits the Center for Wooden Boats on Seattle's Lake Union.

7x07 Cleveland - Hour 1

  • 2003-09-16T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A three-episode stint in Cleveland begins with a thumbnail history of the city, a tour of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a sampling of Civil War photos at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Items appraised at the Cleveland Convention Center include a sideboard and table from a house on Cleveland's "Millionaires Row," a watercolor of the city in 1851, a pair of 18th-century Scottish pistols, a gilded dance card from a 1909 ball, a birdwatching telescope made by Queen Victoria's opticians and a mesh purse embroidered with a portrait of Charlie Chaplin. It is, says appraiser Caroline Ashleigh, "the Rolls-Royce of beaded bags."

7x08 Cleveland - Hour 2

  • 2003-09-23T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in Cleveland (Part 2 of three): an original framed photograph of the Goodyear blimp U.S.S. Akron's 1931 maiden voyage; an 18th-century maple tilt-top table; and glass and tiles from the Louis C. Tiffany estate in Oyster Bay, L.I. Also: host Dan Elias visits Lakeview Cemetary, which overlooks downtown Cleveland.

7x09 Cleveland - Hour 3

  • 2003-09-30T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A three-week sojourn in Cleveland concludes. Items appraised range from a 1940 Roy Rogers movie poster (for "Young Buffalo Bill") to a Jacobean-style cupboard that was once owned by Ohio politico Mark Hanna, the "President maker" behind William McKinley. Then there's an item a woman bought for 50 cents. "We didn't know what it was," she admits to host Dan Elias. It turns out to be a clock to time racing homing pigeons, and it dates from 1902. Elias also visits Cleveland's Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum (Cleveland rivaled Detroit as an early automotive center), and appraisers Leigh and Leslie Keno trace the history of the Chevrolet Corvette.

7x10 Kansas City (2003) - Hour 1

  • 2003-10-07T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraisers at the Kansas City Convention Center encounter a vase made for the Imperial household of China between 1736 and 1795; a wild collection of memorabilia, including a T-shirt with bullet holes, documenting the life and antics of Beat Generation writer William Burroughs; and an 1880s Pennsylvania dry sink, made of poplar and decorated with a fantastic painted-grain finish, estimated to be worth $8,000.

7x11 Kansas City (2003) - Hour 2

  • 2003-10-14T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part. 2. Appraised in Kansas City, Mo: A Czech blown-glass grape-arbor chandelier; a Dopey (from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs") animation cell autographed by Walt Disney; a gold box inset with diamonds and inscribed with the name of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico; and a Federal-period gaming table. Also: host Dan Elias relates the story of the Missouri River steamboat Arabia, which sank in 1856. It was found in 1988---a half-mile from where the Missouri flows today.

7x12 Kansas City (2003) - Hour 3

  • 2003-10-21T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Kansas City (conclusion) include a 19th-century fish tank, a 1799 Italian majolica jug, an English stopwatch made by the same clockmaker who made Big Ben and a late 19th-century pressed-tin Coca-Cola advertising sign that proclaims "specific for headache." Then there's a gold-plated Roy Rogers holster set that was awarded to its owner as third prize in a 1957 write-in contest. She was disappointed that she didn't win the grand prize: a pony. But, as appraiser Noel Barrett tells her: "If you'd gotten the pony we wouldn't be here now."

7x13 Hot Springs, AR - Hour 1

  • 2003-10-28T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised on the first of three programs from Hot Springs, Ark., range from a 19th-century Comanche cradle and an unfinished manuscript from Mark Twain's "Among the Indians" to two sets of Ringo Starr drumsticks and an 1868 marble relief by sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer. Then there's an old Playboy magazine---no, not that Playboy but a serious art magazine from the 1920s. Also: host Dan Elias offers a thumbnail history of Hot Springs, then takes the waters at a hotel on "Bathhouse Row."

7x14 Hot Springs, AR - Hour 2

  • 2003-11-04T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2. Items appraised in Hot Springs, Ark., include signed Ansel Adams photos, a painting by Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey and minutes from the Arkansas territorial legislature dating from the 1820s. Also: host Dan Elias and "Roadshow" jewelry experts mine for diamonds at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark.

7x15 Hot Springs, AR - Hour 3

  • 2003-11-11T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraisals in Hot Springs, Ark., include an English Regency writing secretary, a baseball autographed by the 1933 American League All-Star team and two early paintings by the German bauhaus artist-choreographer Oskar Schlemmer. Then there's a 1903 quilt depicting Arkansas, country by county. It is, says appraiser Beth Szescila, "a wonderful piece of Arkansas history."

7x16 Charlotte - Hour 1

  • 2003-11-18T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Dan Elias winds up his tenure as series host with this three-episode stop in Charlotte. Items appraised range from comics to a Marc Chagall lithograph and a Mexican War sword. Away from the Charlotte Convention Center, Elias traces the city's history.

7x17 Charlotte - Hour 2

  • 2003-11-25T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Charlotte, N.C. (Part 2) include a collection of wooden tools and folk-art objects evaluated by Mitchell Keno (brother of "Find" hosts Leigh and Leslie), as well as a turn-of-the-century dragonfly brooch and an early-19th-century chest of drawers that was made in North Carolina. Also: a quickie tour of Charlotte. Dan Elias hosts.

7x18 Charlotte - Hour 3

  • 2003-12-09T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Dan Elias concludes his three-year stint as series host with the windup of this three-episode stop in Charlotte, N.C. Items include a baseball autographed by Ty Cobb and an 1882 Wedgwood fish service. Also: Elias tours the Carolina pottery collection at Charlotte's Mint Museum of Art.

8x01 Chicago (2004) - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2004-01-06T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

There's something new among the antiques as this PBS perennial opens its season with a three-week stint in Chicago: "Good Morning America"'s Lara Spencer signs on as host. Items appraised include a "spectacular" 19th-century articulated Japanese iron crayfish; a copy of the Beatles' "Yesterday and Today" album with its original "butcher" cover; a copy of "King Lear" with notes by its original owner---John Barrymore---scribbled in margins; an 1881 John LaFarge drawing; and a portrait of 18th-century Harvard president John Holyoke and a chair he owned. In addition, Spencer takes appraiser Simeon Lipman to a ballgame at Chicago's Comiskey Park, where they stop at souvenir stands in search of "future collectibles."

8x02 Chicago (2004) - Hour 2

  • 2004-01-13T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of three. Appraised in Chicago: an 18th-century map of Virginia and Maryland and an 1871 map of Chicago that highlights the burned areas of the city; an 18th-century Irish silver sauce boat; an 1880s "aesthetic-movement" table; Tiffany stained glass from the men's grill at Chicago's Marshall Field department store. Then there's a Russian bodice ornament with a value that pleasantly surprises its owner---so much so that she kisses the appraiser who gave her the good news. Meanwhile, host Lara Spencer learns the difference between "toy" and "model" trains during a visit to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

8x03 Chicago (2004) - Hour 3

  • 2004-01-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in Chicago (conclusion): an 1820s classical-revival secretary; a Grant Wood painting; an 1822 U.S. atlas; a trombone owned by a member of the John Philip Sousa band; an 1850s Tiffany gold necklace; and a "presentation piece" (photos) honoring the 1908 Chicago Cubs---the last Cubs team to win a World Series. Also: host Lara Spencer asks "Roadshow" attendees at the Chicago Navy Pier to define the French phrase "sang de boeuf."

8x04 San Francisco - Hour 1

  • 2004-01-27T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The "Roadshow" rolls into San Francisco for three shows (taped in August 2003). In the opener, host Lara Spencer checks out porcelain all over town. At the Moscone Center, items appraised include an 1850 vase, a print from a post-office mural depicting the city's 1934 longshoremen's strike; jewelry made during the Gold Rush years; an 1890 Ute doll cradle; a Maynard Dixon painting; and a baseball signed by the 1933 San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League. One signee: Joe DiMaggio, who hit in 61 straight games that year

8x05 San Francisco - Hour 2

  • 2004-02-03T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in San Francisco (Part 2 of three): an Ansel Adams California-mission photograph; a pair of English silver perfume bottles from the 1680s; a Bowie knife; and some surprisingly valuable Crackerjack postcards (and a Christmas card with a picture of Santa Claus in a mauve suit). In addition, appraiser Leila Dunbar on what to look for in autographed baseballs; appraiser Barry Weber on jewelry markings; and a number of appraisers on items brought into the "Roadshow" that aren't valuable ("at least in money," says host Lara Spencer).

8x06 San Francisco - Hour 3

  • 2004-02-10T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraised in San Francisco: paintings by California artists; a 1950s ceramic jug designed by Pablo Picasso; a collection of 1940s signed movie-star photos; an 1840s Viennese wall clock; and a 1920s azure-cut diamond ring. In addition, appraiser Kerry Shrives explains the difference between auction, retail and insurance values; and host Lara Spencer and appraiser Gary Sohmers check out psychedelic rock posters in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, "the epicenter," says Sohmers, "of the counterculture of the 1960s."

8x07 Oklahoma City - Hour 1

  • 2004-02-17T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Beginning a three-episode stint in Oklahoma. Among the items appraised: survey maps of 1870s Oklahoma; an early-20th-century Marquetry vase designed by Emile Galle; a Civil War-era medical "bleeder"; a 1937 Martin guitar; and "gal leg" spurs that were once owned by a desperado. In addition, host Lara Spencer visits the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum; and antiques dealer Wendell Garrett discusses museum "deaccessioning."

8x08 Oklahoma City - Hour 2

  • 2004-02-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW headed west to Oklahoma's capital, where host Lara Spencer and Part 2. Items appraised in Oklahoma City include an 1801 Lewis and Clark "peace medallion"; paintings of Geronimo and a bison; European Art-Deco travel posters; sketches of Tallulah Bankhead, Leslie Howard and Amelia Earhart; and Oglala Sioux family heirlooms. Also: appraiser Beth Szescila tells host Lara Spencer what to look for when assessing quilts; appraiser Nicholas Dawes discusses floral-decorated porcelain.

8x09 Oklahoma City - Hour 3

  • 2004-03-02T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in Oklahoma City (conclusion): 1960s San Francisco rock-concert handbills; a mother-and-child sculpture by a grandson of Brigham Young; an 1805 English cruet set; an 1890s Zuni Indian jar; a drum from Zachary Taylor's 1848 presidential campaign; and plates from the first newspaper published in Oklahoma (in 1889). Also: host Lara Spencer surveys Hopi dolls at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and asks "Roadshow" attendees the meaning of the word "antimacassar."

8x10 Savannah - Hour 1

  • 2004-03-30T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Savannah in the first of three episodes include a French and Indian War powder horn, a 1730s shoe buckle given to its owner's ancestor by James Oglethorpe, the founder of the Georgia colony, and World War I records from Camp Hancock, Ga., where seven Baseball Hall of Famers (including Ty Cobb) were stationed. In addition, appraiser David Rago discusses brown-glaze pottery with host Lara Spencer, and Spencer goes antiquing in Savannah with appraiser Richard Wright. She brings home a basket.

8x11 Savannah - Hour 2

  • 2004-04-06T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

The site: Savannah, Ga. Part 2 of three. Items appraised include an African-themed quilt made by a slave around 1830; a Coca-Cola music lighter from the 1950s that plays "Dixie" (and was controversial because of it); a statuette of the Egyptian god Osiris dating from about 300 BC; an 18th-century Chinese lacquer box; and an early 19th-century French "tremblant" pin. In addition, "Find!" hosts Leigh and Leslie Keno visit Savannah furniture maker Greg Guenther; appraiser David Lackey tells host Lara Spencer how to guage the age of porcelain; and appraiser Noel Barrett tells Spencer what to look for in cast-iron toys.

8x12 Savannah - Hour 3

  • 2004-04-13T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

In the last of three shows from Savannah, items appraised include a Newcomb pottery chocolate set, a bronze birdbath and a Swiss automaton watch. Also: host Lara Spencer surveys Savannah ironwork with appraiser Carolyn Remmey

9x01 St. Paul - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2005-01-04T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

In ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 2005 season opener from St. Paul, Minnesota — the land of 10,000 lakes — former host Lara Spencer and appraisers were awash in a sea of antiques and collectibles.

9x02 St. Paul - Hour 2

  • 2005-01-11T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in St. Paul (Part 2): a 1950 Minneapolis Millers jersey worn by Willie Mays; photographs of Marilyn Monroe and by Margaret Bourke-White; and a map of the Civil War's Battle of Lookout Mountain, drawn by the great-grandfather of the owner's husband. Also: appraisers have bad news for the owners of Chinese bronzes and signatures of U.S. Founding Fathers that were cut off from documents, and very good news for the owner of a large stoneware jug with the date 1876 on it.

9x03 St. Paul - Hour 3

  • 2005-01-18T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Items appraised in St. Paul include an 1850 scrimshaw whale's tooth; an 1896 prints portfolio by outdoors artist A.B. Frost; a five-foot-long model railroad engine; and a chair that the current owner had bought that morning for $2. Appraiser Leigh Keno tells him it's a 1770 Chippendale. Also: host Lara Spencer goes fishing on one of Minnesota's 11,842 lakes with appraiser Ken Farmer and admires Farmer's collection of antique lures. "So alluring," Spencer coos.

9x04 Omaha - Hour 1

  • 2005-01-25T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Host Lara Spencer admires antique farm machinery in the first of three shows in Omaha. Items appraised include a chair made of elk antlers; and Frank Lloyd Wright architectural drawings (one of which was for a design the owner's great-grandmother rejected). Also: an Edward Curtis Native-American photo, an 18th-century Chinese bowl and a painting by Harlem Renaissance artist Palmer Hayden.

9x05 Omaha - Hour 2

  • 2005-02-01T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in Omaha (Part 2): posters for the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Levis jeans and Omaha's 1898 Trans Mississippi and International Exposition; a World War II Flying Tigers flag; a 1967 Campbell's Soup paper dress; a collection of the 1960s alternative newspaper The Realist; a 1910 Eskimo doll; an 1890s Mennonite cabinet; and a 1930s cast-iron toy race car. Also: host Lara Spencer and appraiser Rudy Franchi examine "railroad ephemera" at Omaha's restored Union Station.

9x06 Omaha - Hour 3

  • 2005-02-08T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraised in Omaha: a daguerrotype of Edgar Allan Poe, an 18th-century Chippendale writing desk and a pressed-glass punch bowl shaped like a swan. Also: paintings by Nebraska artists, a 1769 Quaker purse, Spanish-American War memorabilia and an 1870 inlaid table that's "as perfect...as anyone could have made," says appraiser Brian Witherell. Also: appraiser Richard Wright shows host Lara Spencer various "corn collectibles" (some of them made of corn).

9x07 Memphis - Hour 1

  • 2005-02-15T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in Memphis (Part 1 of three): drawings by Shirley Temple, 1919 "Black Sox" memorabilia, a Confederate Army belt buckle and an 1820s lighthouse clock that its owner (who paid $8 for it) calls "Mr. Ugly." Then she hears it would bring a pretty penny at auction. Also: host Lara Spencer admires the ducks in the lobby fountain at Memphis's Peabody Hotel, then visits nearby Shelby Farms.

9x08 Memphis - Hour 2

  • 2005-02-22T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3. Memphis items include a mid-19th-century Tennessee honey pot that appraiser Dean Falley calls "a honey of a pot"; a gold watch that was given to its owner's great-great grandfather in 1898 for breaking up a train robbery; an 18th-century English sideboard; 1939 World's Fair memorabilia; and a 7000-page dictionary. In a musical interlude, appraiser Ken Farmer leads colleagues in a jug-band version of the "Antiques Roadshow" theme song.

9x09 Memphis - Hour 3

  • 2005-03-01T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraised in Memphis: a Grandma Moses painting, a suitably sequined Elvis Presley outfit, late-18th-century Chinese jade and porcelain, Mardi Gras parade prints that appeared in a New Orleans newspaper in 1917, an 1810 gilded Darby porcelain vase, a late-19th-century disc music automaton and a Steiff Teddy bear (named "Ted"). Also: host Lara Spencer visits the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis to see how metal objects are restored.

9x10 Reno - Hour 1

  • 2005-03-29T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of three. Appraised in Reno: a 1927 model of a Lake Tahoe ferry; a 1910 Edison phonograph; 1830s Japanese woodblock prints; an F.Scott Fitzgerald inscription; and a 1930s toy motorcycle owned by a younger-than-usual collector. When appraiser Andy Ourant tells him its worth and asks what he'll do with the money, the boy says, "Play with it carefully." In addition to the appraisals, host Lara Spencer tours Virginia City, "a real live ghost town."

9x11 Reno - Hour 2

  • 2005-04-05T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 in Reno. Appraisals include an 1854 sterling English tea set; an early-20th-century leaded-glass lampshade; and a German model train with an actual steam engine and coach doors that open and close. Also: appraisers Rudy Franchi and Ken Farmer on firefighting collectibles.

9x12 Reno - Hour 3

  • 2005-04-12T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Appraised in Reno (Conclusion): a diamond-studded Cartier cigarette case; an 1856 German book of herb prints; and a movie-production saddle John Wayne gave to a friend. Also: host Lara Spencer and appraiser Brad Witherell check out the antique slot machines at Reno's Liberty Belle Saloon..

9x13 Portland - Hour 1

  • 2005-04-19T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in Portland, Ore. (Part 1 of three) include items carried by settlers who traversed the Oregon Trail in 1852; radio logs of official accounts of the Pearl Harbor attack; a portrait miniature of Samuel Osgood, the first U.S. postmaster general, owned by an Osgood descendent; and a Native American portrait by J.H. Sharp, the founder of New Mexico's Taos Art Colony. Also: a segment on Native American artifacts at the Portland Art Museum that have feathers from endangered birds.

9x14 Portland - Hour 2

  • 2005-04-26T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of three. Appraised in Portland, Ore.: Edgar Bergen dummy models; an 1860 Kentucky rifle (made in Pennsylvania); a portrait of the first Episcopal bishop of Vermont (circa 1825), owned by his great-great-great-great granddaughter; a "Saturday Night Live" album autographed by the original cast; a German artist's 1860s Alpine sketchbook; a 1915 Japanese altar set; and a 4-year-old girl's shoe from 1928 that was autographed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

9x15 Portland - Hour 3

  • 2005-05-03T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Appraised in Portland, Ore.: a map from the Lewis and Clark report of 1814; an art-nouveau dog-show trophy from 1904; a large Hawaiian wooden bowl that could have belonged to the islands' royalty. Lara Spencer hosts.

10x01 Tampa (2006) - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2006-01-10T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

In Tampa, host Mark Walberg checks out a scrapbook focusing on Joe DiMaggio's 1941 56-game hitting streak; a marriage license issued to Davy Crockett; and a painting by artist James E. Buttersworth (1817-94). Appraiser David Rago is the guest.

10x02 Tampa (2006) - Hour 2

  • 2006-01-17T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in the second of three episodes in Tampa include Sioux artifacts, golf collectibles, marble-head-art pottery, and a copy of the first book printed in Wyoming. Appraiser Leila Dunbar is the guest.

10x03 Tampa (2006) - Hour 3

  • 2006-01-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in the last of three episodes in Tampa include circus toys and posters, an 18th-century dressing table and a Tabriz carpet. Appraisers Noel Barrett and Nicholas Lowry are the guests.

10x04 Houston - Hour 1

  • 2006-01-31T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The first of three episodes in Houston includes a look at a whaling ship, walrus-tusk scrimshaw, a book of Mexican War battlefield illustrations and a collection of unopened football cards from 1958. Also: a visit to a home decorated with items made from beer cans.

10x05 Houston - Hour 2

  • 2006-02-07T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The second of three episodes in Houston includes a 19th-century box desk, a set of lithographed orange-crate labels and a bronze sculpture that's a replica of an original by scuptress Edith Parson. Appraiser Beth Szescila is the guest.

10x06 Houston - Hour 3

  • 2006-02-14T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion in Houston. Included: NASA collectibles; a set of Wedgewood Fairyland lusterware; an English Regency rosewood settee; a watch that once belonged to Mickey Mantle.

10x07 Los Angeles (2006) - Hour 1

  • 2006-02-21T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3. In Los Angeles: an 18th-century Goan ivory doll, a Massachusetts shelf clock and a Russian porcelain charger. Appraiser Gary Sohmers is the guest.

10x08 Los Angeles (2006) - Hour 2

  • 2006-02-28T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in the second of three episodes in Los Angeles include a painting of the French Riviera by Louis Aston Knight, and a deco poster collection of Monte Carlo coquettes. Also: Academy Award memorabilia, including a 1961 ballot, a 1972 program and an Oscar statue

10x09 Los Angeles (2006) - Hour 3

  • 2006-03-28T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in the last of three episodes in Los Angeles include rhinestone-studded, western-style clothes created by Nudie Cohn; and a collection of barbershop shaving mugs from the 1930s. Also: an assortment of Anna Richards Brewster paintings; and a collection of original Charles Schulz "Peanuts" comic strips. Appraiser Caroline Ashleigh is the guest.

10x10 Bismarck - Hour 1

  • 2006-04-11T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 (of three) in Bismarck, N.D., includes a set of samurai swords, a Bennington pottery lion, and 19th-century journals from a country store near Grand Forks. Appraiser Suzanne Perrault is the guest.

10x11 Bismarck - Hour 2

  • 2006-04-18T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in the second of three episodes in Bismarck, N.D., include a painting of a Northern Pacific Railroad train and Civil War-era photos of John Hunt Morgan cavalry members. Also: a collection of pottery from the University of North Dakota. Appraiser Karen Keane is the guest.

10x12 Bismarck - Hour 3

  • 2006-04-25T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. Bismarck, N.D.: a Victorian convertible bathtub, a Bible in the Dakota language and a script for the 1935 film "The Informer", signed by director John Ford and some of the cast members. Appraiser Ken Farmer is the guest.

10x13 Providence - Hour 1

  • 2006-05-09T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

The first of three episodes in Providence, R.I., includes a folk-art weather vane; a 1786 diary; and a gunsmith's rifle, powder horn and log book. Appraiser Chris Mitchell is the guest.

10x14 Providence - Hour 2

  • 2006-05-16T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in the second episode in Providence, R.I., include dollhouse furniture made in the 1920s and a first edition of "Anne of Green Gables." Also: production puppets from the 1964 film "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Appraiser J. Michael Flanigan is the guest.

10x15 Providence - Hour 3

  • 2006-05-23T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion, from Providence, R.I., includes costume jewelry, prints by Rembrandt and Albrecht Durer, and a 1923 bronze car hood ornament. Appraiser Joyce Jonas is the guest.

11x01 Honolulu - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2007-01-02T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

AR says "Aloha!" to its 11th season with a voyage to sunny Honolulu, Hawaii. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nancy Druckman of Sotheby's explore the longstanding tradition of Hawaiian quilting by visiting the stunning collection at the Queen Emma Summer Palace and sitting in on a quilting class at the 'Iolani Palace. At the Hawai'i Convention Center, appraisers stitch together a vivid portrait of the past when they discover such treasures as an ancient Hawaiian Omeke poi bowl; an Atomic Ray water pistol, purchased by the owner at a Hawaiian swap meet for $20; and an 1886 painting of Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani sitting beneath her famous banyon tree in Waikiki. This lovely depiction by English artist Robert C. Barnfield is valued at $30,000.

11x02 Honolulu - Hour 2

  • 2007-01-09T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Honolulu includes a painting of Hilo Harbor and an 18-karat-gold Victorian cuff bracelet. Also: letters signed by Queen Victoria, her son Albert, King Kamehameha and Princess Kailani.

11x03 Honolulu - Hour 3

  • 2007-01-16T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Items appraised in the last of three episodes in Honolulu include a 1915 Hawaiian flag quilt, and a first edition of Jack London's "The Call of the Wild." Also: a violin and bow purchased in 1921 and kept in storage for four decades.

11x04 Philadelphia - Hour 1

  • 2007-01-23T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Philadelphia includes a 17th-century needlework piece and an 18th-century Pennsylvania spice cupboard. Also: a 20th-century oil painting by Pennsylvania impressionist George Sotter; and a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

11x05 Philadelphia - Hour 2

  • 2007-01-30T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Philadelphia includes a collection of Camera Work magazines, and an Alexander Calder maquette for a sculpture. Also: a handcrafted chair by furnituremaker Charles Rohlf.

11x06 Philadelphia - Hour 3

  • 2007-02-06T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion in Philadelphia. Items include paintings by artist John F. Kensett; a 3-carat Asscher-cut yellow diamond ring; and autographed baseballs featuring signatures from Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals.

11x07 Tucson - Hour 1

  • 2007-02-13T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

Antiques Roadshow host Mark Walberg gets a taste of Tucson, Arizona, history from the seat of an antique buggy, part of the impressive stable of horse-drawn conveyances housed at the Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum.

11x08 Tucson - Hour 2

  • 2007-02-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Tucson: a 1776 French harp; a 19th-century Navajo chief's blanket; and a silver brooch made by sculptor Jose DeRivero

11x09 Tucson - Hour 3

  • 2007-02-27T01:00:00Z — 54 mins

Conclusion in Tucson. Items include Olympics memorabilia from 1956; a set of U.S. posters from WWII; and a trio of paintings by French painter Gaston Chaissac.

11x10 Mobile, AL - Hour 1

  • 2007-03-27T00:00:00Z — 54 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Mobile, Ala., includes a lap desk that may have been given to Martha Washington's granddaughter by the Marquis de Lafayette; and a watch that belonged to baseball legend Leroy "Satchel" Paige. Also: a vase made by ceramic artist George Ohr.

11x11 Mobile, AL - Hour 2

  • 2007-04-03T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Mobile, Ala., includes a football jersey worn by NFL Hall of Famer Gale Sayers and a set of books containing lithographs of American Indian chiefs.

11x12 Mobile - Hour 3

  • 2007-04-10T00:00:00Z — 54 mins

Conclusion in Mobile, Ala.: a painted chest, a Confederate Army belt buckle and a collection of letters and documents from FDR.

11x13 Salt Lake City - Hour 1

  • 2007-04-17T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Salt Lake City includes a quilt depicting scenes from Mormon history, a Utah landscape by artist Birger Sandzen and documents chronicling the career of actor Philip Margetts.

11x14 Salt Lake City - Hour 2

  • 2007-04-24T00:00:00Z — 54 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Salt Lake City includes a 19th-century shotgun, a first edition of Joseph Smith's"The Pearl of Great Price," and a writing desk made by Mormon pioneer Robert Nell.

11x15 Salt Lake City - Hour 3

  • 2007-05-01T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion in Salt Lake City. Items include golf clubs once owned by golfer George Von Elm; a set of 18th-century Chinese white-jade carvings; a copy of Brigham Young's declaration of martial law in Utah in 1857.

11x16 Milwaukee (2007) - Hour 1

  • 2007-10-30T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Milwaukee includes a 1952 Fender Esquire guitar, a 19th-century child's sled shaped like a swan, and an 18th-century desk and bookcase.

11x17 Milwaukee - Hour 2

  • 2007-11-06T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Milwaukee includes 1772 needlework; a bracelet with rubies and diamonds; and a Japanese bronze of a peasant woman and her baby.

11x18 Milwaukee - Hour 3

  • 2007-11-13T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion in Milwaukee. Items include a Persian rug, a stained-glass figurine, and two baseballs autographed by former Milwaukee Braves pitcher Warren Spahn.

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.

13x01 Palm Springs - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2009-01-06T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3. Season 13 begins in Palm Springs, where items include a 1937 painting by American abstract expressionist Clyfford Still that's valued at $500,000. Also: collector Jim McCarty asks for help with recovering paintings stolen from his collection in 2002.

13x02 Palm Springs - Hour 2

  • 2009-01-13T01:00:00Z — 52 mins

Part 2 of 3. A visit to Palm Springs-area Pioneertown, Cal., where many Hollywood westerns were shot, spotlights trophy belt buckles. Back at the Palm Springs Convention Center, items include a dress Marilyn Monroe wore in "Some Like It Hot" that's valued at $150,000 to $250,000.

13x03 Palm Springs - Hour 3

  • 2009-01-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The Palm Springs swing concludes. Included: celestial maps; a 1956 autographed photograph of Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella.

13x04 Dallas - Hour 1

  • 2009-01-27T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

In Part 1 of a three-part stay in Dallas, the finds include a collection of American flags and an 1847 oil painting by James Henry Beard of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852) that's worth between $300,000 and $500,000.

13x05 Dallas - Hour 2

  • 2009-02-03T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of a three-part stay in Dallas features a marionette collection and an 18th-century miniature desk that's filled with 300 years' worth of family documents and is valued at $100,000.

13x06 Dallas - Hour 3

  • 2009-02-10T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The conclusion of the Dallas visit includes a tour of the Dallas Museum of Art, where silver objects and 20th-century modernism are highlighted. Appraised items include a Western-themed painting by Saturday Evening Post illustrator William H.D. Koerner that's valued at $150,000.

13x07 Wichita - Hour 1

  • 2009-02-17T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3. A visit to Wichita includes a tour of the Kansas Aviation Museum, where vintage air-travel posters are highlighted. Then, at the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, featured items include a 1949 payroll check to Mickey Mantle that's valued at between $30,000 and $50,000.

13x08 Wichita - Hour 2

  • 2009-02-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of the three-part Wichita visit swings by the Coleman Company, known for its lanterns and stoves, and, at the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, appraises a collection of 1914-15 Cracker Jack baseball cards.

13x09 Wichita - Hour 3

  • 2009-03-24T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In Wichita, featured items include a 1920s Buddy "L" toy sand-and-gravel truck; a bronze sculpture by 19th-century British artist Edward Onslow Ford; and an 18th-century surveyor's compass. Also: a tour of the Wichita Art Museum's collection of Art Nouveau works by Steuben Glass Company cofounder Frederick Carder.

13x10 Chattanooga, TN - Hour 1

  • 2009-03-31T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3. In Chattanooga, items include an 1826 Tennessee hunting horn; a Regency cellarette that was owned by the poet Lord Byron; and an heirloom necklace with a five-carat diamond in its centerpiece. Also: a visit to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park features a mid-19th-century cannon being fired by reenactors.

13x11 Chattanooga, TN - Hour 2

  • 2009-04-07T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A 19th-century military over-the-shoulder saxophone; an heirloom Confederate soldier's sword; and a collection of movie marketing memorabilia from the 1920s to the 1980s.

13x12 Chattanooga, TN - Hour 3

  • 2009-04-14T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

The Chattanooga excursion concludes with a walk across the Walnut Street bridge, one of the world's longest pedestrian bridges, and a discussion about carved wooden folk-art walking canes. Featured items include an 18th-century Chippendale tall chest; an 8-ball given to Harry Truman in 1948 by the Los Angeles Press Club; and a 1930 Lionel train set

13x13 Grand Rapids - Hour 1

  • 2009-04-21T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A letter from Grand Rapids native son Gerald Ford; a pair of earrings made from cufflinks given by Czar Nicholas of Russia; and an 1881 painting by artist Jasper Cropsey.

13x14 Grand Rapids - Hour 2

  • 2009-04-28T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Grand Rapids highlights modernist furniture at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Appraised items include a quilt made from fabric scraps signed by some 200 notables, including Louis Armstrong, Lucille Ball and Gerald Ford; a cold-air return cover; and wooden fish decoys.

13x15 Grand Rapids - Hour 3

  • 2009-05-05T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. A visit to the Holland Museum in Holland, Mich., highlights Delft tiles. Appraised items include a Stickley music cabinet designed by Harvey Ellis; a painting by Edouard Cortes; and prop spears from "The Wizard of Oz."

13x16 Hartford - Hour 1

  • 2009-05-12T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A 1963 poster for a Joan Baez/Bob Dylan concert at New Haven Arena; a pair of 18th-century silk shoes purportedly worn by one of George Washington's dance partners; and a collection of 200-year-old Wedgwood pottery buttons.

13x17 Hartford - Hour 2

  • 2009-05-19T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Hartford, Conn., stops by the American Clock and Watch Museum in nearby Bristol, Conn. Appraised items include a custom-made George Nakashima table purchased 40 years ago; a pre-WWI German toy wagon complete with original box; and a bronze statue of a medieval Russian warrior by Russian artist Eugene Lanceray.

13x18 Hartford - Hour 3

  • 2009-05-26T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

The conclusion of the Hartford visit features an early-19th-century dressing table, rare vintage jewelry and a watercolor signed by Katharine Hepburn. Also: a collection of antique inn and tavern signs at the Connecticut Historical Society is featured.

13x19 Special: Relative Riches

  • 2009-11-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Personal heirlooms that are the focus of family folklore are featured, including a bow and quiver said to have been made and signed by Geronimo. Also: a carved emerald-and-ruby ring; an 1815 Kentucky corner cupboard.

13x20 Special: Big & Little

  • 2009-12-22T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Large and small items previously featured on the show are highlighted. Among the large: a John Fery painting, 18th-century Chinese painted silk panels and a Kwakiutl Indian-style transformation mask. Among the small: an heirloom five-carat diamond ring, 100-year-old Chinese carved-walnut shells and a Chippendale miniature chest.

14x01 Raleigh - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2010-01-05T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A 1920 Arts & Crafts desk and lamp; a rare circa 1960 Gibson Double 12 Electric Guitar; and a set of four high-value Chinese carved jade objects.

14x02 Raleigh - Hour 2

  • 2010-01-12T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Raleigh features the work of 19th-century furniture maker Thomas Day at the North Carolina Museum of History. Appraised items include a bottle case and stand that date to about 1800, an 1812 needlework sampler and a 1985 Andrew Wyeth watercolor.

14x03 Raleigh - Hour 3

  • 2010-01-19T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. A visit to the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville, N.C., highlights Civil War-era weapons that were made in North Carolina. Objects appraised include items related to Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1966 visit to Durham and an heirloom table that may have ties to Thomas Jefferson.

14x04 Atlantic City - Hour 1

  • 2010-01-26T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A Walt Whitman memoir inscribed by the author; a late-19th-century bronze and marble statue by French sculptor Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse; and an oil painting by 19th-century Canadian artist Cornelius Krieghoff.

14x05 Atlantic City - Hour 2

  • 2010-02-02T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Atlantic City features Enrico Caruso memorabilia and a pair of heirloom boxwood and ivory figurines that may be worth $400,000. Also: the market for bathing-beauty figurines is discussed.

14x06 Atlantic City - Hour 3

  • 2010-02-09T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The conclusion of the Atlantic City stop highlights a 1900 folk-art sculpture; a baseball autographed by the 1934 New York Yankees; and an early 20th-century landscape painting by artist George Bellows (1882-1925) that's valued at $150,000. Also: pearls are discussed during a visit to Dock's Oyster House.

14x07 Madison, WI - Hour 1

  • 2010-02-16T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

An Art Deco charm bracelet; an heirloom 1938 Martin D-18; and an angry 1976 letter from Frank Sinatra to Chicago Daily News columnist Mike Royko.

14x08 Madison, WI - Hour 2

  • 2010-02-23T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Madison, Wis., features photos taken by noted photographer Edward Weston (1886-1958) that were taken in the late 1930s or early '40s; a table made by master furniture-maker George Nakashima (1905-90); and a silver, enamel and turquoise-studded exhibition piece that was crafted by Tiffany for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago. Also, the theft of artifacts from the Wisconsin Historical Society is investigated.

14x09 Madison, WI - Hour 3

  • 2010-03-02T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In Madison, Wis., items include a turn-of-the-century Japanese bamboo sculpture, Edwardian pearl earrings with art deco pendants and an oil painting by 19th-century artist Thomas Hill that's valued at $60,000 to $80,000. Also: a visit to Wisconsin's House of the Rock, which was built on and around a chimney rock is filled with antiques and collectibles.

14x10 Denver - Hour 1

  • 2010-03-30T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A poster of the famous Wright Flyer airplane; a first edition copy of William Faulkner's Sartoris; and an heirloom collection of jewelry that includes a diamond ring crafted by "Jeweler to the Stars" Paul Flato.

14x11 Denver - Hour 2

  • 2010-04-06T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Denver features a Dodgers jersey worn by Don Drysdale, a 17th-century Massachusetts armchair and an 1817 schoolgirl needlework family portrait. Also: the unclaimed property office of the Colorado state treasurer is visited.

14x12 Denver - Hour 3

  • 2010-04-13T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Two circa 1958 prototype chairs designed by the guest's father; a salesman's sample canoe; and a 1941 Martin guitar, played by the guest's great-uncle.

14x13 Phoenix - Hour 1

  • 2010-04-20T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A circa 1905 advertising display for waterproof baby pants; a 1797 Chippendale marriage chest; and a collection of original Charles Schulz "Peanuts" artwork.

14x14 Phoenix - Hour 2

  • 2010-04-27T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Phoenix includes a 1982 bronze maquette by sculptor Henry Moore, an heirloom amethyst jewelry collection and an early abstract painting by noted modern artist Chuck Close that's valued at $100,000 to $150,000. Also: a visit to Phoenix' Desert Botanical Garden, where antique botanical artwork is discussed.

14x15 Phoenix - Hour 3

  • 2010-05-04T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In Phoenix, items include a violin made by the Gagliano family in Naples in the early 1800s and a violin bow made in Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume's shop in France, with the pair's value estimated to be between $72,000 and $94,000. Also: a visit to the Heard Museum, where American Indian basketry is discussed.

14x16 San Jose, CA - Hour 1

  • 2010-05-11T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in San Jose features a Tlingit bowl and ladle that were procured by the owner's great-great-grandfather in 1877 Alaska. Also: a visit to the Winchester Mystery House, an odd mansion built by Winchester Rifle heiress Sarah Winchester.

14x17 San Jose, CA - Hour 2

  • 2010-05-18T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A painting by the German genre painter Carl Herpfer.

14x18 San Jose, CA - Hour 3

  • 2010-05-25T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In San Jose, a collection of Great Basin baskets are appraised. Also: a visit to Stanford University's Hoover Institution highlights its large collection of political posters and explores the origins of Uncle Sam

15x01 Miami Beach - Hour 1

  • Season Premiere

    2011-01-04T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A rare 1960 re-release movie poster for The Wild One; a George Ohr vase with a surprising secret; and a 1940s mobile by Alexander Calder.

15x02 Miami Beach - Hour 2

  • 2011-01-11T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Miami Beach features beachcombing tips and advice on how to buy and sell gold. Appraised items include an archive of correspondence with Winston Churchill; a 1908 example of New Orleans' Newcomb College pottery; and vintage diamond rings and necklace.

15x03 Miami Beach - Hour 3

  • 2011-01-18T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The conclusion of the Miami Beach visit features a rare Qing Dynasty vase; a 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Model 6120 guitar; and an oil painting by Victorian artist John George Brown. Also: an excursion to Miami's Wolfsonian Museum to examine its collection of World's Fair objects, which include everything from souvenir ash trays to works of fine art.

15x04 San Diego - Hour 1

  • 2011-01-25T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in San Diego features a handwritten draft of the classic song "Stormy Weather"; a circa-1864 heirloom Tiffany cameo with period jewelry; and an aristocratic portrait by Robert Henri that's estimated to be worth $250,000 to $350,000. Also: vintage Steiff plush-toy animals are discussed during a visit to the San Diego Zoo.

15x05 San Diego - Hour 2

  • 2011-02-01T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in San Diego features an 18th-century ivory carved crèche; a banner from George Washington's inauguration ball; and a circa-1900 Turkmenistan rug that's valued at $125,000 to $150,000. Also: the evolution of the cutlass, a 19th-century sailor's sidearm, is discussed aboard the USS Midway, the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century

15x06 San Diego - Hour 3

  • 2011-02-08T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In San Diego, items include "Captain America" and "Fantastic Four" cocreator Jack Kirby's collection of comics from the 1930s to the 1970s; circa-1915 Cartier cuff links, buttons and studs; and an original "Hortus Eystettensis," a 1613 collection of botanical illustrations that's valued at $250,000 to $350,000. Also: a visit to San Diego's Allen Airways Flying Museum highlights historic posters of mechanical flight.

15x07 Des Moines - Hour 1

  • 2011-02-15T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A late-Victorian gold vest chain and fob; a pair of Green Bay Packers signed footballs; and a rare collection of promotional movie memorabilia from Hollywood's Golden Age. Pt. 1

15x08 Des Moines - Hour 2

  • 2011-02-22T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Des Moines features a collection of late-1950s and '60s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery; an 1820 Russian Loutkin snuff box inscribed with the Romanov dynasty's imperial arms; and a 1623 Shakespeare First Folio that's valued between $40,000 and $50,000. Also: an extra-illustrated book set based on a Charles Dickens biography is examined at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetics tycoon Carl Weeks.

15x09 Des Moines - Hour 3

  • 2011-03-01T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In Des Moines, items include a circa-1856 Des Moines city plan; a circa-1838 E.C. Brewster beehive clock; and a circa-1925 round European-cut diamond and platinum ring. Also: a lesson in honey farming; antiques with bee motifs

15x10 Billings - Hour 1

  • 2011-04-13T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Billings, Mont., features a 19th-century Chinese jade brush washer; a 1752 English silver coursing trophy; and a 19th-century Arthur Brown watercolor scene of Yellowstone National Park that's valued at $75,000 to $125,000. Also: the weapons used at Custer's Last Stand are discussed during a visit to the Little Bighorn national monument.

15x11 Billings - Hour 2

  • 2011-04-19T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Billings, Mont., features a 19th-century Japanese suit of armor; an 1874 oil painting by Swiss artist Luigi Rossi; and a circa 1825 Parisian gilt bronze serving tray that's valued at $50,000 to $70,000. Also: the work of furniture designer Thomas Molesworth (1890 to 1977), known for his rustic stylings, is discussed.

15x12 Billings - Hour 3

  • 2011-04-26T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In Billings, Mont., items include an 1843 artillery sword and belt; a circa 1925 sequined flapper dress and gold lamé coat; and a circa 1925 heirloom collection of ruby, diamond and jade rings that's valued at $60,000. Also: a visit to Billing's Yellowstone Art Museum highlights its Joseph Henry Sharp collection.

15x13 Biloxi, MS - Hour 1

  • 2011-05-03T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Biloxi, Miss., features a circa 1950 Walter Anderson linocut; an 1899 Buffalo Bill poster; and a 1928 bronze sculpture of Russian Ballet dancers that's valued at $100,000 to $150,000.

15x14 Biloxi, MS - Hour 2

  • 2011-05-10T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3 in Biloxi, Miss., includes a 1943 National League autographed baseball; a circa 1770 sword that was used in the Revolutionary War; and a preserved 1811 silk-on-silk embroidery that's valued at $40,000 to $50,000. Also: vintage space toys.

15x15 Biloxi, MS - Hour 3

  • 2011-05-17T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In Biloxi, Miss., items include a suit worn by Olivia de Havilland in the 1943 movie "Princess O'Rourke"; a circa 1890 French industrial clock; and four 1827 watercolors by the Guilford Limner, a North Carolina-based artist who never signed his work. Also: a visit to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Miss., details how southern landscapes and creatures inspired Anderson (1903 to 65).

15x16 Washington, D.C. - Hour 1

  • 2011-05-24T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 1 of 3 in Washington, D.C., features a 1958 letter from Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set that's valued at $90,000. Also: the Harry S. Truman Building.

15x17 Washington, D.C. - Hour 2

  • 2011-05-31T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Part 2 of 3. In Washington, D.C., items include an 1813 Congressional sword; an early 20th-century Tiffany & Co. Sinclair mantel clock; and a Charles Schreyvogel sculpture of a soldier and his horse that's valued at $60,000 to $90,000. Also: the New Deal's WPA program, the art it sponsored and efforts to locate some of the lost treasures are discussed with General Services Administration inspector general Brian Miller.

15x18 Washington, D.C. - Hour 3

  • 2011-06-28T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Conclusion. In Washington, D.C., items include a 1964 Chrysler Turbine model and manual; a circa-1840 temperance banner; and a circa-1925 oil painting by Jessie Willcox Smith valued at $75,000. Also: miniature portraits from the 18th and 19th centuries are examined at the Smithsonian Art Museum's Lunder Conservation lab.

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.