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Antiques Roadshow; San Diego, CA


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Antiques Roadshow
San Diego, CA
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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

610: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW heads to San Diego, California, where host Dan Elias opens the show with a visit to Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre oasis at the heart of the city and home to 15 museums,the San Diego Zoo, a pipe organ, gardens, hiking and biking trails, restaurants, a theater company and more. Appraisers discover a number of fascinating objects at the San Diego Convention Center, including a collection of costume designer Edith Head's personal sketches, photographs and other memorabilia; a collection of beautifully hand-painted Austrian plates; and an 18th-century child's writing desk, valued at $20,000 to $25,000.

611: In the second ANTIQUES ROADSHOW hour from San Diego,California, host Dan Elias takes a trip to the prestigious and luxurious Hotel Del Coronado. Famous for its opulence, this resort frequently hosted many celebrities, including author L. Frank Baum, who was said to have drawn inspiration for "The Wizard of Oz" while staying at "The Del." At the San Diego Convention Center, appraisers are inspired by several appraisal items, including a collection of sheet music and personal items that once belonged to famed jazz pianist James P. Johnson; a pair of18th-century Sheffield candlesticks; and a rare yellow-diamond Tiffany pendant estimated to be worth $20,000.

612: During the San Diego ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stop, Dan Elias visits the San Diego de Alcala Mission, the first Spanish mission in California. Back at the San Diego Convention Center, collectors arrive with a number of distinctive objects, including an ivory and diamond ring featuring a portrait of Charles I of England; an18th-century chest-on-chest; and a wacky and wonderful Dr. Seuss "kangaroo bird" sculpture from the 1930s — authenticated by a letter from the artist himself — estimated to be worth $25,000.



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Broadcast program

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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; San Diego, CA,” 04/22/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C324C5F059794E87B03513DB161F909B.
MLA: “Antiques Roadshow; San Diego, CA.” 04/22/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C324C5F059794E87B03513DB161F909B>.
APA: Antiques Roadshow; San Diego, CA. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C324C5F059794E87B03513DB161F909B
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