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Antiques Roadshow; Charleston, SC

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Antiques Roadshow
Charleston, SC
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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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504: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Charleston, South Carolina,where host Dan Elias visits the historic Heyward-Washington house, just one of the many architectural treasures in this charming port city. Special finds at the Charleston Area Convention Center include a set of comedian Jackie Gleason's monogrammed golf clubs, a 1763 Massachusetts broadside about the French and Indian War, and a rare 19th-century, hand-hammered silver bowl valued at $10,000.

505: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is back in Charleston, South Carolina,where host Dan Elias visits the Gibbes Museum, home to an impressive collection of works from the city's talented artistic community, including a number of magnificent miniature portraits. At the Charleston Area Convention Center, appraisers identify other treasures, including a Hawaiian ukulele played by the owner's grandfather in the 1930s; an outstanding 19th-century basket; and a unique collection of folk-art puppets—purchased on impulse with the owner's rent money—now estimated to be worth $10,000 to $15,000.

506: Host Dan Elias wraps up the series' visit to Charleston, South Carolina, with a side trip to Fort Sumter, a Confederate stronghold during the Civil War, now a national memorial to one of the most painful chapters in our nation's history. Significant discoveries at the Charleston Area Convention Center include a 19th-century bronze sculpture by one of the most notable French artists of his time; a rare set of surveyor's instruments from the 1800s; and one of the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's most unique appraisal items—a chair created for the world's most famous "Siamese twins," conjoined brothers born in Thailand in the early 19th century—estimated to be worth $10,000 to $12,000.



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Charleston, SC,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ED2BCD684BFD44DDB0E678F2A93C49BD.
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APA: Antiques Roadshow; Charleston, SC. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ED2BCD684BFD44DDB0E678F2A93C49BD
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