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Antiques Roadshow; Reno, NV


Reno - Hour 1 = K3 EE/Protection Master - Texted, Mixed, CC’d Air Date: 6/25/2007

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Antiques Roadshow
Reno, NV
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Series Description

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

910, 3/28/2005: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW heads west to Reno, Nevada, where, at the Reno Sparks Convention Center, appraisers unearth a goldmine of alluring antiques and collectibles. Among the treasures they dig up are a pair of meticulously painted mid- to late-19th-century Meissen cherub figurines; an original circa 1906 Edison Company cylinder phonograph complete with custom-made art deco wooden case and matching papier-mache horn; and an elaborately tooled 1890s Walker Visalia riding outfit, originally designed for General John Koster of the California State Militia, valued at $25,000.

911, 4/4/2005: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues its visit to the Biggest Little City in the World — Reno, Nevada — where appraisers Rudy Franchi and Ken Farmer talk about fire and fire-fighting collectibles. At the Reno Sparks Convention Center, appraisers are greeted by an array of amazing artifacts large and small including a Victorian silver tea set crafted in 1854 by English silversmiths Samuel Hayne and Dudley Cater; an early 20th-century Duffner and Kimberly leaded glass lamp shade; and a toy train with a live steam engine and working coach doors made by the Marklin Company of Germany — a true marvel and valued at $8,000 to $10,000.

912, 4/11/2005: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW circles the wagons one last time for the third and final hour of its sojourn in sunny Reno, Nevada. Host Lara Spencer and expert Brad Witherell chance upon the Liberty Belle Saloon, owned by the descendents of Charles Fey, who invented the first three-reel, automatic-payout slot machine — The Liberty Bell — the most sought after jackpot for vintage slot machine collectors. Appraisers at the Reno Sparks Convention Center prospect for nuggets of history and find some real gems, including a movie production saddle given by John Wayne to his good friend and partner in — of all things — a catering business; a turn-of-the-century diamond encrusted gold Cartier cigarette case, traded for three breakfasts in a small town diner; and an 1856 book by famed German herbalist Matthioli, estimated to be worth a healthy $25,000.



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Broadcast program

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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Reno, NV,” 06/25/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DD1CE9499A640AB84B8CECA5EABF690.
MLA: “Antiques Roadshow; Reno, NV.” 06/25/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DD1CE9499A640AB84B8CECA5EABF690>.
APA: Antiques Roadshow; Reno, NV. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5DD1CE9499A640AB84B8CECA5EABF690
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