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Antiques Roadshow; Houston, TX (2006)

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Antiques Roadshow
Houston, TX (2006)
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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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1004, 1/30/2006: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW rolls in to Houston, Texas, where host Mark Walberg visits The Beer Can House — a local home adorned with hundreds of beer cans that even boasts curtains, wind chimes, and sculptures made out of cans — to talk with ROADSHOW appraiser Andy Ourant about these collectible containers. Many people remember riding on rocking horses as children. Charles' mother cherishes memories of riding on a magnificent wooden eagle. Appraiser Noel Barrett was happy to see the toy in such excellent condition. Noel showed Charles the emblem on the bottom of the eagle that proves the manufacturer to be SA Smith of Vermont. The detail of the eagle and painting on the seat makes the toy a wonderful piece of patriotic Americana. The last one that sold at auction sold 10 years ago for $2,500, so Noel is able to put a value on the toy of between $3,000 and $4,000. Charles is thrilled and can't wait to tell his mother that her childhood toy is considered such a treasure today.

Field trip: beer Can House; Beer Can House; Beer Cans

1005, 2/6/2006: Mark Walberg joins appraiser Beth Szescila for a tour of Bayou Bend in Houston, Texas, the extraordinary museum and gardens that once were home to famed philanthropist and antiques collector Ima Hogg. Patrick brought an album full of orange crate labels he had harvested over the past 12 years to the ROADSHOW in Houston. Appraiser Rudy Franchi was delighted to look over Patrick's extensive collection. Rudy appraised each of these labels around $1,000 to $2,000 each. Valuing the entire collection at between $25,000 to $30,000. When Sandy's husband's family cleaned out the captain's quarters on a boat belonging to their riverboat company in the early 1940s, her husband ended up with a large ship print and four other small pictures. She brought the large print to the ROADSHOW in Houston, where appraiser Don Cresswell was happy to examine it. Don was able to determine that Sandy's print is indeed a genuine Currier and Ives lithograph. Since not many Currier and Ives prints are credited to Ives himself for the lithography, this print is very rare and unusual. Calling it a "fine collectible," Don appraised the print at a value of $15,000 to $18,000.

Field trip: Bayou Bend: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1006, 2/13/2006: With NASA scheduled to launch three miniature spacecraft at the end of February, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg joins appraiser Gary Piattoni at the Houston Space Center for a briefing on NASA collectibles. Appraiser Rudy Franchi cautiously examined what appeared to be a charm worn by celebrated actress and comedian Lucille Ball. Mary Jane, its owner, a "very big Lucy fan," brought the charm to the ROADSHOW in Houston along with a photograph of the actress. Rudy was confident after studying the photograph that this is the charm that belonged to Ball, estimating its value at $5,000.

Field Trip: Space Collectibles: Space Center Houston; collectSPACE



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Houston, TX (2006),” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C4CA91A5DB4349D1901B18B82F0BC68F.
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