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Antiques Roadshow; Palm Springs, CA


Palm Springs, CA, Hour 1 EE Master - Texted, Mixed, No CC First Air Date: 1/5/2009

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Antiques Roadshow
Palm Springs, 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

1301: 1/5/2009: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, with host Mark L. Walberg, opens its lucky 13th season in Palm Springs, California, with a mix of great good fortune and an equally staggering loss. At one extreme, ROADSHOW experts discover the most valuable object ever appraised on the series: a 1937 painting by noted American abstract expressionist Clyfford Still - received as a housewarming gift - conservatively estimated to be worth $500,000. At the other, collector Jim McCarty invites ROADSHOW viewers to join the hunt for stolen works from his private collection of California plein air paintings.

Appraisals include: Late 19th-Century Herter Brothers Rosewood Table with Darius Ogden Mills Provenance Appraised Value: $40,000 - $45,000; United States Secret Service Archive, ca. 1900 Appraised Value: $5,000 - $10,000; 1819 Philadelphia School Girl Silk Embroidered Picture Appraised Value: $60,000 - $80,000; Cantagalli Majolica Brackets, ca. 1905 Appraised Value: $4,000 - $6,000; 1964 Beatles Autographed Album, "Meet the Beatles" Appraised Value: $130,000 - $150,000; Jumeau Bébé Doll, ca. 1880 Appraised Value: $10,000 - $12,000; 1937 Clyfford Still Oil Painting Appraised Value: $500,000 - $500,000; Art Deco Emerald & Diamond Ring Appraised Value: $70,000 - $90,000

Field Trip: Roadshow's Most Wanted: A California Plein Air Collection

1302: 1/12/2009: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues its exploration of Palm Springs, California, with a visit to nearby Pioneertown, the location for many Hollywood westerns, to discuss trophy belt buckles. At the Palm Springs Convention Center, it's a cinch that appraisers will lasso the kind of discoveries that include a costume dress literally sewn onto Marilyn Monroe for her role in the classic 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot, estimated to be worth a very hot $150,000 to $250,000.

Appraisals Include: 1935 Will Rogers & Wiley Post Autographs & Photographs Appraised Value: $18,000 - $20,000; Watling "Totem" Slot Machine, ca. 1910 Appraised Value: $25,000 - $30,000; Mayan Stucco Head, A.D. 600-900 Appraised Value:$20,000 - $30,000; Two Ludwig Bemelmans Drawings Appraised Value: $17,000 - $20,000; Marilyn Monroe Dress from the Film, "Some Like it Hot" Appraised Value: $150,000 - $250,000; René Lalique "Bacchantes" Amber Vase, ca. 1932 Appraised Value: $12,000 - $18,000; Two 1902 Van Briggle Vases Appraised Value: $54,000 - $65,000; Louis Comfort Tiffany Necklace, ca. 1915 Appraised Value: $70,000 - $90,000

Field Trip: Vintage Trophy Belt Buckles: Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown

1303: 1/19/2009: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW wraps up its visit to star-studded Palm Springs, California, with some star gazing - of the celestial kind - through the history and collecting of celestial maps. ROADSHOW appraisers at the Palm Springs Convention Center thank their lucky stars for the discovery of a 1956 signed photo of the guest at 10 years old, posed between baseball Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella - pioneers in breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball - valued at $6,000 to $8,000.

Appraisals Include: Karabagh Rug, ca. 1880 Appraised Value: $15,000; Joseph Stella Painting with Original Frame, ca. 1930 Appraised Value: $250,000 ; Two Tiffany Studios Lamps, ca. 1905 Appraised Value: $130,000; Two Rembrandt Etchings, ca. 1630 Appraised Value: $50,000 - $75,000; 1956 Jackie Robinson & Roy Campanella Signed Photograph Appraised Value: $6,000 - $10,000; Confederate Veterans Reunion Ribbons, Letter & Photograph Appraised Value: $10,000; Late 19th-Century Antoine LeCoultre Perpetual Calendar Watch Appraised Value: $35,000 - $40,000; Continental Silver Pheasant Table Ornament, ca. 1900 Appraised Value: $4,000 - $5,000

Field Trip: Field Trip: Celestial Maps: GarganOptics



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
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