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Antiques Roadshow FYI
Antiques Roadshow FYI 108
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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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Correspondent Clay Reynolds catches up with the owner of a prized oil painting by artist Birger Sandzen, appraised at the Seattle ROADSHOW in 2002 for $30,000 to $50,000, and discovers the artwork's surprising connection to the Birger Sandzen Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas. Clay gets a unique insider's look at the art of selling at auction with expert David Rago; appraiser Joyce Jonas demonstrates how to distinguish between natural and synthetic materials used in jewelry; and expert Chris Lane explains the complicated interplay of history, geography, age, and condition in determining the value of maps. Wrapping up the episode, Asian art expert Lark Mason relates the mystery of Chinese Emperor Qing's Summer Palace Fountain — a bronze masterpiece representing the animals of the Chinese zodiac. Disassembled and looted in 1860, its five still-missing heads could be almost anywhere — and could fetch a million dollars each.



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Antiques and Collectibles
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