Antiques Roadshow

National Cash Register: Owner Interview

Clip: 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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    Saturday, Sep 3 at 7pm TPT 2
  • #1815 — Anaheim, Hour Three |
    Sunday, Sep 4 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1727 — Vintage Richmond |
    Monday, Sep 5 at 7pm TPT 2
  • #1816 — Richmond, Hour One |
    Monday, Sep 5 at 8pm TPT 2
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    Tuesday, Sep 6 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1219 — Politically Collect
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW throws its hat in the ring with this special edition, a salute to the presidential election and the keepsakes of political battles long past.
    Monday, Sep 26 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Sep 27 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1626 — Vintage San Francisco
    The 1997-1998 rainfall season was the second wettest (47.22 inches) in the 149 seasons recorded beginning in 1849. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 1998 trip to the City by the Bay featured a modest-looking Eskimo hunting helmet with an estimated value that has swelled from its original $65,000 to $75,000 to $100,000 to $125,000, while a 1385 English silver spoon declined from $10,000 to $20,000 to $5,000 to $8, 000.
    Saturday, Oct 1 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Oct 2 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1627 — Vintage Pittsburgh
    In 1997, The Haters, one of the earliest and best known conceptual art and "noise" bands, performed their latest release, "Drunk on Decay," live in Pittsburgh. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's event in the Steel City was a sober affair featuring such bright new discoveries as a gold, silver and ruby bracelet whose value has shined up from $6,000 to a current $10,000 to $12,000, while the value of a handsome Victorian sideboard has crumbled from $12,000 to $15,000 to $5,000 to $8,000.
    Saturday, Oct 8 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Oct 9 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1727 — Vintage Richmond
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW revisits items appraised in Richmond, Virginia, back in 1998. A Cartier desk clock has increased in value from a 1998 appraisal of $10,000 to $15,000 to an updated estimate of $25,000 to $35,000. Meanwhile, a Royal Doulton bear has dropped from an original appraisal of $5,000 to $7,000 to a current valuation of $3,000 to $5, 000. Other items featured include 1956 World Series baseballs, a Carnegie autograph album and a collection of diamond and ruby jewelry.
    Monday, Sep 5 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Sep 6 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1815 — Anaheim, Hour Three
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Anaheim, California, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Rosie Sayyah head to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry. Highlights include an 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box that was originally created as gift wrapping and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000; a collection of wanted posters found in southern California hotel ledgers, ca. 1900, featuring a Butch Cassidy wanted circular; and a shadow box attributed to Joseph Cornell that was found in the trash by the owner's father and could fluctuate in value from $100 to $150,000, depending on authentication.
    Saturday, Sep 3 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Sep 4 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1816 — Richmond, Hour One
    In Richmond, Virginia, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Reid Dunavant travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to talk about silver coffee and teapots. Highlights include a late19th -century Albert Neuhuys watercolor that was bought by a very young collector for $2.00 and is now valued at $1,000 to $1,500; a 1982 UNC championship signed basketball featuring teammates Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Sam Perkins and more; and an early 20th-century Alice R. H. Smith watercolor that originally belonged to the owner's mother, a close family friend of the artist, now appraised for $85,000.
    Monday, Sep 5 at 8pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Sep 6 at 2am TPT 2
  • #1817 — Richmond, Hour Two
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stops in Virginia's capital city, where host Mark L. Walberg attempts to stump appraiser Sebastian Clarke on Federal-era materials at the Wilton House Museum. Highlights include a 1765 Thomas Pitts silver epergne that was previously used to hold flowers instead of desserts and is now valued at $15,000 to $50,000; a Leveille-Rousseau perfume bottle, ca. 1890, bought at a Virginia flea market for around $20 and now appraised at between $6,000 and $8,000; and a Tiffany & Co. brooch, ca. 1937, found in the spare-button envelope of a dry cleaning business and valued at $65,000.
    Monday, Sep 12 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Sep 13 at 1am TPT 2
  • #1818 — Richmond, Hour Three
    While ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Richmond, Virginia, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Sullivan visit Colonial Williamsburg to discuss tall case clocks. Highlights include a collection of Langston Hughes-signed first editions, bought at an estate sale for a dollar per book, now valued at $8,000 to $10,000; a 1935 Bride of Frankenstein pressbook, featuring many of the graphics used for the film's top posters; and an 1890 Frank Henry Shapleigh oil painting that was purchased for the look of the frame is appraised for $50,000 to $70,000.
    Monday, Sep 12 at 8pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Sep 13 at 2am TPT 2
  • #1819 — Knoxville, Hour One
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Knoxville, Tennessee, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head to the Museum of Appalachia to discuss Appalachian musical instruments. Highlights include a Tiffany pottery vase, circa 1905, that was purchased at an estate sale for $ 75 and is now valued at $9,000 to $12,000; a shoe belonging to Robert Wadlow, the tallest human recorded in history; and a Chinese gilt bronze Amida Buddah, circa 1550, that is unusual in size and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000.
    Monday, Sep 19 at 8pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Sep 20 at 2am TPT 2
  • #1820 — Knoxville, Hour Two
    In Knoxville, Tennessee, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis J. Wahlgren travel to the Rhea County Courthouse to look at a book relating to the Scopes "monkey trial." Highlights include a collection of personal letters from Amelia Earhart to the guest's aunt that feature Earhart's entrepreneurial and self-promotional sprit; Joseph Delaney drawings, circa 1950, purchased from the Knoxville artist's own home for $20 each and now valued at $2,000 to $3,000; and two Jacob Maentel watercolors, circa 1835 and larger than average, that are appraised for $60,000 to $80, 000.
    Monday, Oct 3 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Oct 4 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2022 — Vintage New Orleans
    Travel back 15 years to see our take on treasures then and now. Highlights include a New Orleans art pottery jardiniere, an 1858 map of lower Mississippi and a 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series ball. Which item's value jumped to $150,000-$200,000?
    Saturday, Sep 10 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Sep 11 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2023 — Vintage San Diego
    See memorable items appraised at the 2001 San Diego ROADSHOW. Highlights include a Dr. Seuss "Kangaroo Bird," a Tiffany & Co. yellow diamond pendant and a 1781 George Washington lifetime print. Find out which treasure has a $75,000 value increase!
    Saturday, Sep 17 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Sep 18 at 12:58am TPT 2
  • #2024 — Vintage Miami
    Look back to 2001 to learn what has since happened in the antiques market. Highlights include a John Lehman stoneware jug from around 1870, a 34-Star Civil War flag and a Rene Portocarrero painting, ca. 1958. Which item's valuation soared to $125,000?
    Saturday, Sep 24 at 7pm TPT 2
    Sunday, Sep 25 at 1am TPT 2
  • #2025 — Vintage Boston
    Learn how the antiques market has evolved in the last 15 years. Highlights include a violin attributed to Johannes B. Ceruti, an 1836 Joseph H. Davis painting and a frontiersman's pipe tomahawk. Which item saw a value increase of up to $124,000?
    Monday, Sep 19 at 7pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Sep 20 at 1am TPT 2
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