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
Carl J. Youngdahl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Discovering America's Hidden Treasures
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Did You Know?
The most valuable item ever appraised at a Roadshow event (unaired) was a collection of autographs from every Presidential cabinet member from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt, valued at a million dollars. Not surprisingly, the owner did not wish to appear on the show. See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.63