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Antiques Roadshow; Tucson, AZ

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Antiques Roadshow
Tucson, AZ
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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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601: From Tucson, Arizona, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW ushers in its sixth season of history, discovery and drama. Host Dan Elias leads an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW field trip to the Pima Air and Space Museum and "The Boneyard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, two great places to check out some vintage aviation equipment. Back at the City of Tucson Convention Center, appraisers discover a wonderful piece of Japanese-influenced Art-Nouveau pottery from 1895, a beautifully crafted 18th-century sideboard, and the most valuable item ever appraised on the ROADSHOW: an exquisitely well-preserved and rare Navajo blanket made for a Ute chief between 1840 and 1860, estimated to be worth $350,000 to $500,000.

602: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues its visit to Tucson, Arizona, where host Dan Elias takes a break from the action to tour "The White Dove of the Desert" — the church of San Xavier del Bac. Construction of this "dazzling monument to God and to Spain" began in 1783, when southern Arizona was the northern edge of the Spanish Empire in America. ROADSHOW experts at the City of Tucson Convention Center spot a number of interesting finds, including two very collectible wooden D'Allemagne dolls, a lovely Art-Deco bronze sculpture, and a trio of 18th-century leather fire buckets valued at $10,000 each.

603: During the ROADSHOW stop in Tucson, Arizona, Dan Elias visits the Arizona Inn, a legendary resort hotel founded during the Great Depression by Isabella Greenway, Arizona's first congresswoman. Collectors arrive at the City of Tucson Convention Center with an eclectic array of treasures, including a valuable silver service made in the 1890s; two season passes for the first professional season of the Cincinnati Red Stockings Baseball Club, America's first professional baseball team; and a vibrant 19th-century Persian village rug estimated to be worth $10,000.



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
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