ROADSHOW appraisers hit all the right notes with a show-stopping ensemble of rare objects, including an archive of correspondence signed by Queen Victoria, her son Albert, King Kamehameha, and Princess Kailani.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has the distinction of being one of the stops in ROADSHOW's first season, taped in 1996. Flash forward a decade, and Roadshow is back "where it all began" for the popular PBS series, as well as for the United States. Host Mark L. Walberg kicks off the show with a visit to a Philadelphia landmark, the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Host Mark L. Walberg visits the Philadelphia shop and museum of appraiser Fred Oster to view his impressive collection of instruments and learn more about the city's long history as a center for musical instrument makers. At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, experts orchestrate a symphony of appraisals, including a very valuable Alexander Calder maquette
At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, experts unveil more masterworks, including a pair of paintings by noted Hudson River School artist John F. Kensett, bought at a yard sale for $35, a dazzling three-carat, Asscher cut, yellow diamond ring, and a trio of autographed baseballs featuring signatures from the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals.
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.
Antiques Roadshow experts at the Tucson Convention Center continue their tradition of discovering hidden treasure, including a vibrant nineteenth-century Navajo chief's blanket and a silver brooch made in the 1940's by then struggling sculptor Jose DeRivero, whose works now grace the most noted museums and galleries.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW discovers a lap desk given to Martha Washington's granddaughter by the Marquis de Lafayette; a watch once belonging to baseball great Leroy "Satchel" Paige, and a strikingly beautiful vase, created by legendary ceramicist George Ohr and brought to ROADSHOW by one of Ohr's great grandchildren.
While in Mobile, Alabama, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg and appraiser Don Cresswell visit the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island to explore why collectors flock to bird prints by artists including James Audubon.
In Mobile, Alabama, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer tour the Mobile Medical Museum with its intriguing medical instruments, quack devices, and items devoted to medical history spanning three centuries.
ROADSHOW appraisers discover treasures with local roots, including an extremely rare, 1851 first edition copy of The Pearl of Great Price, the third volume of Mormon scripture, inherited from the owner?s grandfather and valued at $45,000 to $55,000.
It?s every collector's dream, turning a modest outlay into a staggeringly high return on investment. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Jackpot! rolls the dice on those heady moments when luck smiles on flea market mavens and yard sale savants.