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Antiques Roadshow; Tulsa, OK

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Antiques Roadshow
Tulsa, OK
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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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515: In Tulsa, Oklahoma, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Dan Elias shows off the "Queen of the Tulsa Skyline." The Philtower, with its distinctive tile roof, is a wonderful example of Art Deco architecture-a style that was all the rage when oil tycoon Waite Phillips built the downtown landmark in 1927. Back at the Tulsa Convention Center, crowds gather to have ROADSHOW experts appraise a wide variety of artifacts, including a turn-of-the-century gambling wheel, a collection of mourning jewelry created out of human hair, and a desk that once sat in the U.S. House of Representatives, now valued at $8,000 to $9,000.

516: While in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ROADSHOW host Dan Elias takesviewers inside the Gilcrease Museum, home to the world's finest collection of American western art, including over 250,000 pieces of Native American art and artifacts. Appraisers at the Tulsa Convention Center share collectors' excitement as they uncover a number of unusual objects including: a cylindrical calculator patented in 1881; an earthenware amphora from early Rome; and a hand-painted place card from a Hollywood party featuring the autographs of all the celebrity dinner guests—including Will Rogers—that could be worth $75,000 to $100,000.

517: During the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's Tulsa, Oklahoma, stop,viewers are treated to a nostalgic trip on the most famous highway in America: Route 66. Host Dan Elias Elias provides historical background on the fabled roadway that runs from the shores of Lake Michigan to the edge of the Pacific Ocean. At the Tulsa Convention Center, appraisers encounter a slew of antiques with their own interesting stories, including a pocket watch designed by a French watchmaker for sea captains who needed the dual-time-zone feature, a rare Native American cradle board, and an 18th-century chest of drawers valued at $125,000 to $150,000 that the owner was using as a TV stand.

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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
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