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Antiques Roadshow; Tampa, FL (2006)

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Antiques Roadshow
Tampa, FL (2006)
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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

Program Description

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW kicks off its 10th Anniversary Season in Tampa, Florida, with new host Mark L. Walberg. Walberg joins appraiser David Rago in Tampa's Ybor City, a historic district once known as the "cigar capital of the world," to learn why there's nothing more satisfying than a good cigar collectible.

1001, 1/9/2006: Davy Crockett marriage license appraised by Francis Wahlgren, of Christie's, in New York, New York. Even though Davy Crockett's wedding ceremony never took place, the marriage license that had been filled out was saved, and it eventually found its way into the hands of Margaret from Tampa who brought it to the ROADSHOW. Appraiser Francis Wahlgren was delighted to see such a treasure at the ROADSHOW. He told Margaret that the document's significance is priceless and gave the document an auction estimate of $20,000 to $30,000, but since Margaret intends to keep it, he advised her to insure it for $40,000 to $50,000. J.E. Buttersworth painting appraised by Debra Force, of Debra Force Fine Art, Inc., in New York, New York. Patsy sailed in to the ROADSHOW in Tampa with a large oil painting passed down to her by her husband's grandfather. Appraiser Debra Force was delighted to meet Patsy and tell her more about the painting. Debra believes that the artist was James E. Buttersworth, a premier 19th-century marine painter in America. Debra gave this painting a staggering appraisal of $250,000 to $500,000 and possibly more if the frame Patsy has at home is original.

Field trip: Cigar Collectibles: Ybor City; Columbia Restaurant

1002, 1/16/2006: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's second hour from Tampa, Florida, finds host Mark Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar at the Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay to address a range of golf collectibles. Carnival canes appraised by Gary Sohmers of Wex Rex Collectibles, in Hudson, Massachusetts. Susan, who has been collecting carnival canes for over ten years, brought her collection to the ROADSHOW in Tampa. Gary Sohmers, known in the media world as the "King of Pop Culture," was enthusiastic to talk to Susan about the history of her hobby. According to Gary, there are three levels of value to Susan's canes: generic characters, comic characters, and anything that's bizarre, such as Susan's skeleton head canes. Gary appraised Susan's whole collection at between $5,000 and $7,000 and encouraged her to keep her carnival cane passion alive.

Field trip: Golf Collectibles: Tournament players Club of Tampa Bay

1003, 1/23/2006: In this third and final hour from Tampa, Florida, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg steps right up to the Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota, Florida, where appraisers Noel Barrett and Nicholas Lowry amaze and astound with displays of circus toys and posters. Appraiser Marvin Sokolow was delighted to examine a collection of Chinese snuff bottles. Typically, the snuff bottles were made of hollowed out and carved jade, so thin that light could pass through them. Many of the bottle tops were made of carved coral. Marvin was fascinated by the elaborate carving on these pieces. Most of the snuff bottles were dated from between the 18th and 20th centuries — the earliest pieces were called "pebbles." The owner, who started collecting these bottles three years ago, could never have guessed their total value: a staggering $8,000 t0 $15,000 at auction.

Field trip: Cicus collectibles: The John and mable Ringling Museum of Art; Circus Sarasota



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Tampa, FL (2006),” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E20E611769A46B1A83D11B1FB94E824.
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