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Antiques Roadshow FYI
Antiques Roadshow FYI 118
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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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War broke out — a bidding war, that is — when a rare Baltimore quilt, appraised on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in 1996 for $10,000 to $15,000, came up for auction at Sotheby's. ROADSHOW FYI gets a blow-by-blow of the battle scene from the owner and the distinguished bidders: the Maryland Historical Society and Colonial Williamsburg. Then, ROADSHOW FYI correspondent Clay Reynolds checks in with a flock of migratory antiques dealers at the venerable Winter Antiques Show in New York to learn why dealers often travel to sell their wares. ROADSHOW FYI and appraiser Alasdair Nichol track down a horse lover who leaves her steeds in the stable, but gives her passion for equine collectibles — from paintings to porcelain to placemats — free reign in the house. Wrapping up, expert Simeon Lipman talks about a legendary missing piece of sports history: the winning home run baseball hit by the Giant's Bobby Thomson in the 1951 National League Pennant series against the Dodgers, immortalized as "The Shot Heard 'Round the World." Lipman speculates that ball, which disappeared into the lower stands at the Polo Grounds, never to be seen again, would be worth at least $1,000,000 if authenticated.



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Antiques and Collectibles
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