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Antiques Roadshow; Los Angeles, CA (2006)


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Antiques Roadshow
Los Angeles, CA (2006)
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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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When ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cruises into Los Angeles, California, host Mark Walberg hits the beach with appraiser Gary Sohmers for a surfing collectibles safari.

1007, 2/20/2006: Doug from Burbank brought a whale of a treasure to the ROADSHOW in Los Angeles. A whaling archive of Captain John Lawrence. Appraiser Margot Rosenberg was happy to look at the collection. Rosenberg assured Doug that it is incredibly rare to have such a wonderful menagerie of effects from a whaling captain, and recommended that he insure the collection for no less than $20,000. John from Los Angeles brought a large, colorful porcelain plate to the ROADSHOW. Created by Alexander Popov of the Popov Factory, the charger was commissioned by Imperial contract and bears the seal of Russia's former royal family, the Romanovs. Appraiser Peter Schaffer confirmed John's initial $2,000 guess was a far cry from its actual retail value of $65,000! Chuck from Santa Monica shared the story of his mahogany clock, originating from the time of his great-great-great-grandfather who was a judge appointed by Patrick Henry. Appraiser Sean Delaney, of Delaney Antique Clocks, was immediately drawn to the clock's dial where the name "A. Willard" appeared. Delaney commented that this museum-quality clock was the earliest version to have a painted dial. He then pronounced its appraised value at $125,000 to $150,000.

1008, 2/27/2006: If the movie business is the heart of Los Angeles, California, then the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences library is its collective memory, as ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg learns when he visits this extensive archive of movie memorabilia with appraiser Rudy Franchi. Appraiser Gary Espinosa had never seen anything like it! Bead-like items within the display case were actually exotic beetles, and scarabs placed atop a wallpapering of moths and butterflies. Despite Gary's efforts at researching and consulting with other appraisers, he was unsure of how to determine a fair market value for the piece. He proffered, "I would say fair market auction value between $2,000 to $3,000.”

Field trip: Motion Picture Memorabilia: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Archives: Margaret Herrick Library

1009, 3/27/2006: In Los Angeles, California, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark Walberg and appraiser Caroline Ashleigh corral a collection of vintage rhinestone-studded, western-style garb created by the late Nudie Cohen, western-wear outfitter to the stars. The owner of some original Charles Schulz art appeared at the ROADSHOW in Los Angeles with "Peanuts" dailies, Sunday comics, and rough pencil sketches. In addition to "Peanuts" illustrations, the collection included a series of sports-themed comic strips entitled, "It's Only a Game." In total, Phillip believed the collection was worth an astounding $150,000 to $200,000.

Field Trip: Nudie Suits: Nudie's Rodeo Tailors; The Beverly Hilton



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
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