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Antiques Roadshow; St. Louis, MO

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Antiques Roadshow
St. Louis, MO
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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

501: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW welcomes new host Dan Elias as series kicks off its fifth season of history, discovery, and drama from St. Louis, Missouri. Elias visits St. Louis's Old Courthouse where, in 1850, a slave name Dred Scott sued for and won his freedom—a decision later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, hastening the start of the Civil War. At America's Center, ROADSHOW experts spot a number of valuable items, including a Victorian hall tree, two exquisite Japanese ivory carvings and Spanish-American War Limoges bowls worth $10,000 to $20,000.

502: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues its visit to the Show-Me State. Host Dan Elias takes a break from the action to tour one of St. Louis's most magnificent buildings: the forty-two-room Cupples House, built in 1880 as an architectural monument to Samuel Cupples' success as a merchant and shipping magnate. Back at America's Center, appraisers discover an antique Budweiser tin, a toy bear with a very grown-up appraisal estimate, and an extraordinarily large and well-preserved 18th-century silk needlepoint scene valued at $60,000 to $80,000.

503: Host Dan Elias leads an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW field trip to the new home of the St. Louis Mercantile Library. Founded in 1846, the Mercantile is the oldest public library west of the Mississippi and home to one of the region's finest collections of scholarly research materials. At America's Center, collectors arrive with an eclectic array of treasures including: a collection of ribbonwork clothing created by members of a Miami Indian tribe from northern Indiana; a turn-of-the-century medical chest containing tins for 288 different herbs; and a rare repeat rifle valued at $75,000 to $100,000.



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; St. Louis, MO,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A838F3DCC03C4F6696139FD3CE8801E5.
MLA: “Antiques Roadshow; St. Louis, MO.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A838F3DCC03C4F6696139FD3CE8801E5>.
APA: Antiques Roadshow; St. Louis, MO. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A838F3DCC03C4F6696139FD3CE8801E5
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