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Antiques Roadshow; Junk in the Trunk


1519 Junk in the Trunk EE Master - Textled, Mixed, No CC First Air Date: 11/7/11

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Antiques Roadshow
Junk in the Trunk
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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

Just when you thought Antiques Roadshow couldn’t possibly have more great discoveries to share, comes this special edition. Junk in the Trunk is a new episode of never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2011 season. Highlights include one of a set of six inherited chairs, made 50 years ago by a furniture designer who also did commissions for Aristotle Onassis; a rare and extensive collection of WWII prison camp materials that posthumously established a glider pilot’s eligibility for a medal from the U.S. Department of Defense; and a drawing and lithograph by iconic American artist Grant Wood, as well as a trunk containing some of his possessions, acquired by the owner from Wood’s aunt and valued at $14,000 to $22,000.

Additional appraisals include: Chinese Carved Elephant Tusk, ca. 1940, Appraised Value: $20,000 - $25,000; Van Briggle "Lorelei" Vase Appraised Value: $20,000 - $30,000; Silver Gilt & Mother of Pearl Travel Box, ca. 1840 Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000; Jean-Léon Gérôme Sculpture Appraised Value: $30,000 - $40,000; Modern Gothic Walnut Secretary, ca. 1870 Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000; Dr. Seuss Signed Drawing Appraised Value: $6,000; 1823 Pennsylvania Militia Drum Appraised Value: $7,000 - $8,000; 1924 American Artists Etchings Appraised Value: $90,800 - $91,300

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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Junk in the Trunk,” 11/07/2011, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9D032E75D014D1C80814824C674CFEC.
MLA: “Antiques Roadshow; Junk in the Trunk.” 11/07/2011. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9D032E75D014D1C80814824C674CFEC>.
APA: Antiques Roadshow; Junk in the Trunk. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9D032E75D014D1C80814824C674CFEC
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