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Antiques Roadshow FYI
Antiques Roadshow FYI 117
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Fans of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW have wrestled with these weighty questions since the hit PBS series debuted eight years ago. Beginning Wednesday, January 19, 2005 the producers of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW proudly present this brand-new weekly series of 26 half-hour programs, revealing the answers to What happens to the stuff after the owners leave the convention hall? ... Where can I get the best deals? ... What are the hot collectibles right now? ... What do the appraisers collect? and more!

Hosted by ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's Lara Spencer with correspondent Clay Reynolds, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW FYI is the perfect complement to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW — a digest that gives viewers tools to enrich and improve their own treasure hunts. A cross-country excursion with stops in America's top antiques shows and auctions. Candid conversations and trade secrets from ROADSHOW experts. Unsolved mysteries surrounding stolen works of art and surprising updates on treasures from past ROADSHOW episodes. Series release date: 1/19/2005

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Frankly, Scarlett, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW FYI reveals the fate of a pre-production Gone With the Wind script appraised in Portland, Oregon in 1998 for $30,000 to $35,000. Even Santa would be impressed with Tin Toy Works of Allentown, Pennsylvania, the most respected antique tin toy repair business in the world, and expert Noel Barrett plays guide as we tour the workshop. Later, appraiser Stephen Fletcher offers proof that watching ANTIQUES ROADSHOW leads to discovering your own treasure. Fletcher relates the story of a man who saw a valuable George Washington mantel clock appraised on ROADSHOW, contacted Fletcher, and now stands to get $100,000 to $150,000 at auction for a Washington clock left behind in the 1950s by former owners of his house. Wrapping up the show, expert Francis Wahlgren tells a tale of lost luggage and a lost legacy: a valise filled with almost all of Ernest Hemingway's early short stories and poems was lost by his first wife, Hadley, during a trip to join Hemingway in Switzerland. The value of the missing manuscripts is almost incalculable — and may have cost Hadley her marriage.



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