Antiques Roadshow

National Cash Register: Owner Interview

Christen, who brought in a brass cash register from her grandfather’s shop, talks about what she learned from appraiser Ken Farmer at the August 2009 taping for Denver, Colorado.

 
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.
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  • #1908 — Bismarck, Hour Two |
    Saturday, Jan 21 at 7pm TPT 2
  • #1908 — Bismarck, Hour Two |
    Sunday, Jan 22 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2127 — The Civil War Years |
    New Monday, Jan 23 at 7pm TPT 2
  • #1914 — Santa Clara, Hour Two |
    Monday, Jan 23 at 8pm TPT 2
  • #2127 — The Civil War Years |
    Tuesday, Jan 24 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1908 — Bismarck, Hour Two
    In Bismarck, North Dakota, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Richard Johnston travel to the Vintage Guitar Magazine headquarters to discuss Larson Brothers guitars. Highlights include a miniature Japanese china set, ca. 1925, made for dolls and includes high-quality china place settings for 12; a fashion forward ranchwear outfit, ca. 1935, that has a split skirt for riding astride as well as side saddle; and a Chinese Imperial ceremonial outfit, ca. 1900, acquired on a missionary trip to China and left in a storage building for more than 50 years, appraised at $100,000 to $150,000.
    Saturday, Jan 21 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Jan 22 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1910 — Birmingham, Hour One
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Catherine Williamson at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to discuss the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century and to look at materials related to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highlights include hand-colored Andy Warhol lithographs that were stuck on a shelf for around 20 years; a pair of southern dolls that includes an "Alabama baby" doll purchased for 50 cents; and a Frederic Remington portrait with a letter from the artist to the owner's great-grandmother, appraised together for $600,000 to $800, 000.
    Saturday, Feb 4 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Feb 5 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1914 — Santa Clara, Hour Two
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW heads to Santa Clara, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser James Supp at the Pacific Pinball Museum to look at vintage pinball machines. Highlights include a Lambert magician automaton, ca. 1900, that is still in working condition; a Ray Bradbury archive collected by Bradbury's high school English teacher; and Fred Myrick scrimshaw tooth, ca. 1830, that has a long history of family folklore and is appraised for $150,000 to $200,000.
    Monday, Jan 23 at 8pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Jan 24 at 2am TPT 2
  • #1915 — Santa Clara, Hour Three
    The third hour in Santa Clara, California, features great finds that include a Booker T. Washington archive collected by Washington's former teacher; a 17th-century Chinese transitional wine pot that was mistaken for a teapot; and an Eanger Irving Couse painting featuring an iconic subject for the artist. Watch to discover which item is valued at $75,000! Also: Host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Brian Witherell at the Computer History Museum to look at the first Apple computer.
    Monday, Jan 30 at 8pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Jan 31 at 2am TPT 2
  • #1916 — Charleston, Hour One
    In Charleston, West Virginia, new appraisals include an archive of the Oak Ridge Journal, the newspaper for a town created for the Manhattan Project; a Pete Seeger autographed sign relating to the Peekskill riots of 1949; and an 1854 Edward Beyer panoramic oil painting that features Charleston before West Virginia separated from Virginia. Tune in to find out which appraisal is valued at $250,000! Also: Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kevin Zavian visit the Beckley Exhibition Mine to bust some popular diamond myths.
    Monday, Feb 6 at 8pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Feb 7 at 2am TPT 2
  • #1917 — Charleston, Hour Two
    Hour two in Charleston, West Virginia, features highlights such as a collection of Marilyn Monroe stills from some of her greatest cinematic hits; a British rainbow spatterware pot, ca. 1860, purchased for $10; and an 1849 ship's log and register chronicling the journey from Boston to San Francisco during the Gold Rush. Can you guess which is valued at $40,000 to $50,000? Also: Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Bailey travel to The Huntington Museum of Art to discuss antique Ohio Valley glass.
    Saturday, Feb 18 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Feb 19 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2029 — The Best of 20
    Experience favorite appraisals from all 20 seasons, including a Navajo Ute First Phase Blanket, a signed Warhol collection and a Tang Dynasty marble lion. Which of these classic ROADSHOW treasures is now valued at $750,000-$1,000,000?
    Saturday, Jan 28 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Jan 29 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2101 — Fort Worth, Hour One
    Celebrate the Season 21 premiere with treasures like a rock & roll poster collection from around 1968, a Delaware Tribe beaded baldric and an Auguste Rodin "Eternal Spring" bronze that could have the highest value of the season. But is it authentic?
    Saturday, Feb 11 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Feb 12 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2103 — Fort Worth, Hour Three
    Journey to the Lone Star State to learn more about historical items like an 1864 Civil War statue hilt presentation sword, a 1936 Joe Fortenberry Olympic gold medal, and James Madison's personal seal, ca. 1828. Which item is worth $100,000-$175,000?
    Saturday, Feb 25 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Feb 26 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2104 — Indianapolis, Hour One
    Travel to Indiana's capital city to uncover antique and vintage treasures such as a Norman Rockwell charcoal self-portrait, ca. 1976, a 1958 signed Indy 500 racing flag, and an 1883 Victorian wedding ensemble. Which is the night's top find?
    New Monday, Jan 30 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Jan 31 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2105 — Indianapolis, Hour Two
    Discover treasures from Indianapolis including a 1952 Joe Louis-signed whiskey bottle, a Sheraton sideboard, ca. 1820, and a 1928 NY Yankees team-signed baseball. Which one is the top find of the hour?
    New Monday, Feb 6 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Feb 7 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2106 — Indianapolis, Hour Three
    Travel to Indianapolis for hidden treasures including an 1898 Alphonse Mucha JOB poster, a 1974 George Nakashima "Kent Hall" floor lamp and a 1961 Ty Cobb-signed baseball. Which is the big find?
    New Monday, Feb 13 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Feb 14 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2107 — Palm Springs, Hour One
    Journey to Palm Springs for vintage and antique finds such as a 1965 Noah Purifoy sculpture, Carroll O'Connor's Archie Bunker coat, ca. 1970, and a Franz Bergman foundry Vienna bronze lamp from around 1920. Can you guess which is valued at $125,000?
    New Monday, Feb 20 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Feb 21 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2108 — Palm Springs, Hour Two
    Learn more about fantastic Palm Springs finds including a 1966 Roy Lichtenstein screenprint, a NASA Apollo archive, ca. 1965, and a Tiffany Studios mosaic panel, ca. 1905. One is appraised at $100,000-$150,000!
    New Monday, Feb 27 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Feb 28 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2127 — The Civil War Years
    Learn more about historical items from on and off the battlefield during the tumultuous Civil War years in this special hour. Notable finds include a Lincoln Cabinet & Senate signed album, a Walt Whitman war letter, and a hospital steward's uniform.
    New Monday, Jan 23 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Jan 24 at 1am TPT 2
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