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Antiques Roadshow
Honolulu, HI
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ROADSHOW is part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt. Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation, travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truth about these finds. Series hosT 100-400: Chris Jussel; Series hosT 5-600: Dan Elias. Series release date: 1997

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1101, 1/1/2007: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW says Aloha! to its 2007 season with a voyage to sunny Honolulu, Hawaii. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nancy Druckman of Sotheby's explore the longstanding tradition of Hawaiian quilting by visiting the stunning collection at the Queen Emma Summer Palace and sitting in on a quilting class at the 'Iolani Palace. At the Hawai'i Convention Center, ROADSHOW appraisers stitch together a vivid portrait of the past when they discover such treasures as an ancient Hawaiian umeke poi bowl; an Atomic Ray water pistol, purchased by the owner at a Hawaiian swap meet for $20; and an 1886 painting of Hawaiian Princess Ka'iulani sitting beneath her famous banyan tree in Waikiki. This lovely depiction by English artist Robert C. Barnfield is valued at $30,000.

Field Trip: Hawaiian Quilts: Daughter of Hawaii Queen Emma Summer Palace; Iolani Palace: Friends of Iolani Palace; Convention center: Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

1102, 1/8/2007: In the second hour of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW from Honolulu, Hawaii, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser David Bonsey explore one of Hawaii's most enduring legacies — its music. Mark and David visit the Kamaka ukulele factory where these lovingly handcrafted instruments have been made since 1916. At the Hawai'i Convention Center, 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 Ka'iulani; an 18-karat gold Victorian cuff bracelet, acquired by the owner's mother when she traveled the world on an expedition for world peace; and a very rare painting of Hilo Harbor, by lawyer, legislator, and amateur painter Joseph Nawahi, the first Hawaiian-born artist to paint in a Western style. Purchased for $400 from an antiques gallery in the 1970s — and later restored for $600 to $900 — this treasure is deemed "Hawaiian gold in the art market," by the appraiser, with an auction estimate of $100,000 to $150,000.

Field Trip: Vintage Ukuleles: Kamaka Hawaii, Inc.; Convention Center: Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

1103, 1/15/2007: Before ANTIQUES ROADSHOW can pack up its trunk and wave aloha to Honolulu, Hawaii, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Anthony Slayter-Ralph pay a visit to Shangri La, home of the late heiress Doris Duke and one of Hawaii's most architecturally significant homes. At the Hawai'i Convention Center, guests hope for fame and fortune, too, with a wide assortment of objects to be appraised, including a first edition copy of Jack London's Call of the Wild; a 1915 Hawaiian flag quilt, bearing the coat of arms of King Kamehameha; and a violin and bow purchased for the owner's aunt in 1921, and kept in storage for the last 40 years. Although it's accompanied by a bill of sale claiming the instrument is a valuable Camilli from 1737, the violin actually is a fine forgery — so fine, however, that the pair still is valued at $12,000 to $15,000 at auction.

Field Trip: Doris Duke's House: Shangri La; Convention Center: Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Honolulu, HI,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4C1CD4AB27FB4439894AC368F9DDA622.
MLA: “Antiques Roadshow; Honolulu, HI.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4C1CD4AB27FB4439894AC368F9DDA622>.
APA: Antiques Roadshow; Honolulu, HI. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4C1CD4AB27FB4439894AC368F9DDA622
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