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Antiques Roadshow; Madison, WI

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Antiques Roadshow
Madison, WI
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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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512: In Madison, Wisconsin, host Dan Elias takes a sojourn to the State Capitol complex where beautifully-landscaped grounds play host to art fairs, weekly farmers' markets and summer concerts, fulfilling the city planners' desire to make the government an integral part of public life. At Madison's Alliant Energy Center,appraisers spot a rare, printed broadside announcing South Carolina's secession from the union in 1862; an ash spinning wheel manufactured locally in Waitsville, Wisconsin, and an eight-string Norwegian fiddle the owner's uncle won in a card game, valued at $4,000.

513: When ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues its visit to Madison,Wisconsin, host Dan Elias travels outside the city to visit Taliesin—the workshop, laboratory and lifelong project of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Back at the Alliant Energy Center, ROADSHOW appraisers examine a variety of prized possessions,including a folding parasol that was a gift to the owner's grandmother from Queen Victoria in the mid-1800s, a museum-quality silver and gold incense burner, and a very rare pipestone and horn table worth $6,000 to $8,000.

514: While in Madison, Wisconsin, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Dan Elias shows us what makes this one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the nation. ROADSHOW appraisers at the Alliant Energy Center discover a number of interesting items, including a handsome Stickley dining room table and chairs, a Chinese blanket designed to cover a child's wooden saddle, and a hand-drawn comic strip illustration from 1909—found in a be worth $35,000.

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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
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APA: Antiques Roadshow; Madison, WI. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FB3AFD6CB48B4B3AACFCE0B6AD0C55BB
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