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Antiques Roadshow; Las Vegas, NV

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Antiques Roadshow
Las Vegas, NV
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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

520: During a side trip to the neon-lit Strip, ROADSHOW host Dan Elias tells how Las Vegas grew from a railroad stop between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles to a fantasyland of glittering casinos and resorts that attracts tourists and entertainers from around the world. Curious collectors flock to the Las Vegas Convention Center where ANTIQUES ROADSHOW appraisers inspect a sensational array of objects, including a hand-painted Japanese vase, a 1930 limited-edition copy of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, and a beautiful, thirteen-piece, sterling silver vanity set valued at $2,500 to $3,500.

521: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Dan Elias welcomes viewers back to Las Vegas, Nevada, with a sojourn to what some have called "America's Pyramid" — the Hoover Dam. Viewers learn how construction of this gigantic concrete barrier began in 1931 to protect area settlements from flooding, and how today the dam's generators supply electricity throughout the Southwest. Back at the Las Vegas Convention Center, ROADSHOW experts marvel at the treasures brought in for appraisal, including a Wedgwood set and Sèvres bowl, a pendulum clock made in Holland in the late 1600s, and a collection of magicians' memorabilia from the 1920s and 1930s — including a program signed by Houdini-valued at $8,000 to $10,000.

522: No Las Vegas visit is complete without a tour of the Liberace Museum, according to ROADSHOW host Dan Elias, who surveys the musician's dazzling array of clothes, jewelry, cars and pianos. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW wraps up its visit to Las Vegas with another round of expert appraisals on artwork from many walks of life, including costumes and other memorabilia brought in by a member of a Coca-Cola-sponsored music/comedy group that entertained U.S. troops in the mid-1950s, an unusual wooden carpenter's chest made with 13 different types of wood, and a 19th-century enameled icon of a saint, which was probably on display in a very religious Russian home, valued at $30,000 to $35,000.

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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Las Vegas, NV,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EA45288AD74E448CB893C70D8AB26BCB.
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