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Antiques Roadshow FYI
Antiques Roadshow FYI 124
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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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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW FYI correspondent Clay Reynolds hears how some early 1900s Fred Meyer photographs of Native American ceremonies — appraised at the Charleston, South Carolina, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW for $7,000 to $10,000 — began an authentic Wild West adventure for their owners. Next, Clay's adventures continue at "the Wild West of auctions" as he and expert J. Michael Flanigan brave the 40 acres of simultaneous auction action at Dixon's in Crumpton, Maryland. Then join expert Andy Ourant for a behind-the-scenes look at Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton, Massachusetts, which has pulled hundreds of vintage chocolate molds out of retirement to produce contemporary chalkware collectibles. Finally, appraiser Christopher Coover tells the tale of a missing — and dismembered — masterpiece: A 62-page draft of George Washington's first-term inaugural address, which, on the advice of his good friend James Madison, was never actually delivered. Many years later the manuscript found its way into the hands of a scholar and private collector who handed it out page-by-page to his friends. The scattered pages bear no mark to indicate Washington as the author and are likely languishing unrecognized in the dusty recesses of far-flung family libraries — worth as much as $350,000 each, if found.



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Antiques and Collectibles
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