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Antiques Roadshow
Mobile, AL
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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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1110, 3/26/2007: In Mobile, Alabama, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg and appraiser David Rago visit the Mobile Museum of Art. The museum has been the temporary home and safe haven to a collection of George Ohr pottery rescued from the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. At the Mobile Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, there's a whirlwind of great finds, including a lap desk given to Martha Washington's granddaughter by the Marquis de Lafayette; a watch once belonging to baseball great Leroy "Satchel" Paige, bought at a pawnshop for $25; and a strikingly beautiful vase — created by legendary ceramicist George Ohr and brought to ROADSHOW by one of Ohr's great grandchildren — valued at $10,000 to $15,000.

Field trip: Ohr Pottery Collection Saved After Hurricane Katrina: Mobile Museum of Art; Ohr-O'Keefe Museum

1111, 4/2/2007: While in Mobile, Alabama, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg and appraiser Don Cresswell visit the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island to explore why collectors flock to bird prints by artists including James Audubon. At the Mobile Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, eagle-eyed experts spot such unusual finds as a circa 1969 jersey worn by NFL football legend Gayle Sayers when he played for the Chicago Bears; a side chair that may have graced the Lincoln White House; and a rare trio of books containing lithographs of American Indian chiefs whose portraits were painted when they came to Washington to negotiate treaties with the U.S. Department of War, valued at $70,000 to $90,000.

Field Trip: Antique American Bird Prints: Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board

1112, 4/9/2007: In Mobile, Alabama, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer tour the Mobile Medical Museum with its intriguing medical instruments, quack devices, and items devoted to medical history spanning three centuries. At the Mobile Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, the excitement is contagious when ROADSHOW experts discover a highly desirable Confederate army belt buckle; an archive of letters and documents from Franklin Delano Roosevelt bought at an estate sale for $5; and a beautiful circa 1850 Virginia painted chest, estimated to be worth $60,000.

Field Trip: Antique Medical Tools and "Quack" Devices: Mobile Medical Museum

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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Mobile, AL,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ACECA522AB6A4D7C9F1C38BA50EF795D.
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