Every antique is a survivor, but considering some have made it through exceptionally dangerous circumstances, it is amazing they survived at all. In this special episode, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW highlights amazing tales of rescues, near misses, and beating the odds with treasures that have endured wars, natural disasters, fires and more. A French Blue John urn that remains largely intact despite multiple gunshots is appraised for $3,000 to $5,000. Other highlights include a New Orleans Chess Table that held strong through Hurricane Katrina and hotel stationary - bearing the names of three of the four Beatles - that escaped a fiery end.
Tucked behind a fireplace, buried in a cotton field, mistaken for insulation in the ceiling of a basement ... some treasures show up where you least expect to find them. In this new special, ROADSHOW shines a spotlight on items whose discovery was a happy accident. Examples include a formerly buried Weller Coppertone vase that the guest almost tripped over, valued at $2,500 to $3,000, and a collection of Cole Porter and Monty Woolley letters, appraised for $ 50,000 to $70,000, that were saved from the dumpster in true trash-to-treasure fashion.
Monday, Nov 27 at 8pmTPT 2 Tuesday, Nov 28 at 2amTPT 2
Junk in the Trunk 3
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW packed a trunkful of treasures to share from the six cities visited during the Season 17 tour. "Junk in the Trunk 3" is a new episode with never-before-seen appraisals from ROADSHOW's 2013 season, including a Myrtle Beach guest with a sports collection that would make any Celtics fan turn green with envy, a diamond and platinum ring in Corpus Christi, and in Rapid City, a valuable old book with a mysterious past that is valued at $35,000 to $50,000.
Monday, Nov 13 at 8pmTPT 2 Tuesday, Nov 14 at 2amTPT 2
Boise, Hour Two
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Idaho, mining the Gem State for hidden treasures! Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Piattoni head to the Old Idaho State Penitentiary to discuss what type of law enforcement collectibles should be locked up in the vault. Highlights include a mid-century pinup painting by Earl Moran, whose work rises in value the more scantily clothed the model; a complete set of lobby cards from the 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, a film the guest spent nine cents to see in theaters; and an inherited 1922 Edward Hopper etching titled The Cat Boat, appraised for $250,000.
Monday, Nov 6 at 8pmTPT 2 Tuesday, Nov 7 at 2amTPT 2
Boise, Hour Three
In Boise, Idaho, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Colleene Fesko at the Boise Art Museum to learn about the works of outsider artist James Castle. Highlights include an 1822 letter from Thomas Jefferson that documents his reading suggestions for furthering one's education; a rare Babe Ruth Candy Club membership card, ca. 1926, that details tips from the Babe himself; and a ruby and diamond necklace, ca. 1920, that was originally mailed to the guest's mother and sat on her front porch unnoticed for several days, valued $80,000 to $100,000.
Highlights include a 1970 Andy Warhol poster signed by Warhol himself; an early 20th-century collection of locally crafted Pewabic pottery; and a working script of The Wizard of Oz, used on set by Bert Lahr, fondly known as the "Cowardly Lion."
Highlights include Marvin Gaye's 1964 passport, found inside an album, purchased for 50 cents at an estate sale; a Petrus van Schendel oil painting, ca. 1860; and a signed photo album of President Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet and Senate.
Highlights include a French Art Deco diamond and platinum ring; a copy of the book The History of Magic with an inscription by Jim Morrison; four Rembrandt and James McNeill Whistler etchings collected by the guest's father around 1940 to 1960.
Highlights include an early 19th-century Louisiana work table stored in a barn for several decades; collection of Confederate Civil War letters found in the wall of a Mississippi house; a Porfirio Salinas oil, ca. 1935, in its original frame.
Monday, Oct 23 at 7pmTPT 2 Tuesday, Oct 24 at 1amTPT 2
Kansas City, Hour One
Highlights include an 1891 Kansas City Fire Chief badge made by Mermod & Jaccard; 1796 Chinese bronze censer found on the floor of a local antique mall; pristine 1965 Roy Lichtenstein screen print bought by the owner's parents at a department store.
Monday, Oct 23 at 8pmTPT 2 Tuesday, Oct 24 at 2amTPT 2
Kansas City, Hour Three
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Kansas City, Missouri, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Daile Kaplan at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to learn about the photography of Dorothea Lange. Highlights include a 1955 Elvis Presley concert poster, with Presley billed at the bottom; an 1812 Marklin "Puritan" toy boat, used in the family pool and valued at $20,000; and a 1919 Leon Gaspard Portrait of Young Girl oil that was appraised for $10,000 in the 1960s is appraised at the ROADSHOW for $75,000.
Monday, Nov 27 at 7pmTPT 2 Tuesday, Nov 28 at 1amTPT 2
Junk in the Trunk 7
Discover never-before-aired appraisals from all six Season 21 cities, including an American Folk Art cane, a 1927 Yankees team-signed baseball, and a Vairocana Buddha, CA. 1410. Which is appraised for $ 150,000-$200,000?
NewMonday, Nov 13 at 7pmTPT 2 Tuesday, Nov 14 at 1amTPT 2
Our 50 States 1
Celebrate America's hidden treasures from all 50 states in part one of this two-hour special, with finds such as a Thomas Hart Benton oil on tin, a Kentucky sugar chest, and a 1960 inscribed To Kill a Mockingbird. Which is valued at $125,000?
NewMonday, Oct 30 at 7pmTPT 2 Tuesday, Oct 31 at 1amTPT 2
Our 50 States 2
Travel across America and back in time with appraisals of items from all 50 states in the two-part special. Finds include a Green Bay Packers championship group, a Joseph Henry Sharp oil, and a Molesworth lamp & furniture. Which is $130,000-$180,000?
NewMonday, Nov 6 at 7pmTPT 2 Tuesday, Nov 7 at 1amTPT 2