Appraisers of antiques travel with the show to various cities. Area citizens bring articles for appraisal and often relate the histories of these items. The appraisers then expand on what is known about the treasures, sometimes exposing them as fakes, and they estimate the pieces' financial value. The show also includes tips for aspiring collectors of a wide range of items. Written by
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Discovering America's Hidden Treasures
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As of January 2010, the show's most expensive appraisal ever shown was an 18th Century Qianlong Jade Collection, acquired by the owner through her father who served in the military as a liaison. After learning that some of her items had imperial seals, she decided to take them into the roadshow to learn more about them. Much more to her delight, she also commented that she had several other pieces still at home that she decided against bringing in. See more
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