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Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

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  • Premiered: 
    January 9, 1997
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  • Network: PBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the British series Antiques Roadshow 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: collecting, antiques

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Plot Synopsis

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW travels the country to capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while expert appraisers reveal the fascinating truths and values about these finds.

This series returned for its 18th season on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT on PBS (check local listings because day and time may vary). In the season opener, Walberg and appraiser Peter J. Shemonsky took a trip to the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, where they evaluated a first edition of the "Book of Mormon" that has been passed down through the guest's family since 1833; a 1955 Madoura plate designed by Picasso that previously hung above the stove, collecting grease; and one of the top finds of the season -- an 1858 oil painting by important Hudson River artist Sanford Robinson Gifford, valued at $300,000.

PBS premiered the 19th season of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8pm (check local listings), as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver make a treasure-filled visit to New York City and its largest sports memorabilia find ever. They take a trip to the New-York Historical Society to discuss Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Statue of Liberty statuettes. Highlights include an unpublished Art Spiegelman book proposal, ca. 1974, that was positioned to become a sequel to his quotation book Whole Grains; a headboard from the set of The Godfather, Part II that was purchased for under $25; and an archive of rare photographic baseball cards with a handwritten letter from the 1871-1872 Boston Red Stockings, appraised at $1,000,000.

Season 20 of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW premiered on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8pm (check local listings). The season opener, "Spokane (Hour One)," celebrates the show's 20th anniversary with treasures like a 1919 Belmont Stakes trophy, 1963 "The Avengers" comics and two Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso oil paintings. Which find is worth $200,000 to $300,000?

The twenty-first season of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW premiered on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). Season 21 premieres with the first of three episodes from Fort Worth, Texas, where the show finds treasures like a rock & roll poster collection from around 1968, a Delaware Tribe beaded baldric and an Auguste Rodin "Eternal Spring" bronze that could have the highest value of the season. But is it authentic?

Season 22 premiered on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). In the season opener, "Harrisburg (Hour One)," ANTIQUES ROADSHOW makes its first visit to Harrisburg, where treasures include a Pennsylvania Dutch coffeepot, an 1892 H. F. Farny painting, and a Rene Lalique necklace. Which iteam is valued at $200,000-$300,000 during an emotional appraisal?

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW returned for its twenty-third season on Monday, January 7, 2019 on PBS at 8pm (check local listings), with veteran television personality Mark L. Walberg returning as series host. The new season invites viewers onto the grounds of iconic destinations -- including a picturesque horse racing track steeped in tradition, a hotel favored by U.S Presidents and old Hollywood alike, a Gilded Age mansion celebrating the success of "the greatest show on Earth," and more -- while still experiencing the familiar treasure hunt that America has loved for generations. The first 15 episodes of the new season include stops in these cities: Rochester, MI (January 7, 14, and 21); Sarasota, FL (January 28, February 4 and 11); San Diego, CA (February 18 and 25, and April 1); Tulsa, OK (April 8, 15 and 22); Louisville, KY (May 6, 13 and 20).

On Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8pm (check local listings), PBS premiered ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 24th season. The series visits five distinctive locations across the country to discover an all-new season of fascinating finds and the sublime stories that accompany them. A selection of surprises from the 25-episode season include: In Winterthur, Delaware (January 6, 13, and 20); West Fargo, North Dakota (January 27, February 3 and 10); Sacramento, California (February 17 and 24, and March 16); Phoenix, Arizona (March 23 and 30, and April 13); San Antonio Texas (April 20 and 27, and May 4); and more.

Season 25 of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW debuted on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). In the season opener, "American Stories," features astounding stories of how guests came by their treasures along with extraordinary appraiser insights. Episode highlights include a heartrending history lesson from a 1918 peach can label with a letter from a World War I soldier penned on the back, a first-hand experience hearing Jimi Hendrix play at Woodstock from a fan who was there, and a great-grandson's quest to make known the achievements of his ancestor who was the first woman aviator in the United States, but largely unknown to history. "American Stories" is followed by fan-favorite Vintage episodes that air through the winter revisiting items and their values through the lens of today's market. These value updates bring big surprises including one item discovered in Baltimore, MD that more than doubles in value to a whopping $250,000!

It's a year of innovation ahead at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW with a celebratory Season 25 featuring new episodes and specials airing in 2021! Three ROADSHOW specials are re-imagined into the first-ever ANTIQUES ROADSHOW celebrity episodes. The special celebrity series share stories of each celebrity's favorite items -- their personal treasures -- inherited, gifted, and collected by them, as ROADSHOW experts go into their homes to share knowledge, appraising and giving insights into what they own, providing an opportunity to explore history through their personal stories. Also in Season 25, a documentary-style multi-platform special giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what happened to some of ROADSHOW's most famous finds after the TV cameras left town. These shows will be joined by a host of themed-specials and fan-favorite Vintage episodes. Specials premiere May 3, 10 and 17. Celebrities include: actor Gbenga Akinnagbe; musicians Ruben Blades and Luba Mason; author Marc Brown; actor Ronny Chieng; musicians Paquito D'Rivera and Brenda Feliciano; Chef Carla Hall; humorist John Hodgman; Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan; TV personality Carson Kressley; comedian Jay Leno; actress S. Epatha Merkerson; broadcast journalist Soledad O'Brien; pro golfer Dottie Pepper; humorist Mo Rocca; author Jason Reynolds; fashion designer Christian Siriano; author Mo Willems.

Season 26 of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW debuted on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). The resumed on-location filming in August 2021 with visits to Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT; Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve in Sands Point, NY; Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH; Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ and Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, VA. ROADSHOW makes history in Middletown, CT, when a classic car is appraised for the first time ever -- due to its Paul Newman-signed dashboard! In Sands Point, NY, a 1926 illustration once featured on the cover of "The Saturday Evening Post" is revealed to be the highest-valued find of the season with a $400,000 appraisal. An unsigned light fixture found in Bretton Woods, NH, rescued after years being stored in a chicken coop, is identified at ROADSHOW as a custom-made Louis Comfort Tiffany treasure. A $30 yard sale find in Hamilton, NJ, that was hanging in the guest's studio for years is revealed to be a $100,000 sculpture by a major contemporary artist. In Williamsburg, VA, a watch that belonged to a World War II flight instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen -- the first African American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces -- is said to possibly be the only one left in the world with all related documentation. The 25-episode season also includes a new slate of Vintage ROADSHOW hours and three themed special episodes.
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The 27th season of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW premiered on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). The 25-episode new season was filmed on-location at distinctive historic venues with visits to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Nashville, TN; Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise, ID; Santa Fe's Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM; Filoli in Woodside, CA; and Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT.

The season kicks off with "Filoli, Hour 1," featuring a season-topping viola, purchased by the guest's grandfather directly from renowned maker Ansaldo Poggi during a moment of happenstance in the 1960s. The story is "almost unheard of" according to the appraiser, who values the beautiful instrument at a whopping $200,000-$330,000!

Filoli, Hours 1, 2 & 3 premiere Jan 2, 9 & 16: A piece of modern computer history was discovered in Silicon Valley when a guest brought in a 1976 Apple-I operation manual mock-up for the Apple II computer that was rescued from the trash and that inspired the appraiser to ponder which illustrious technology founder may have actually touched the object!

Santa Fe's Museum Hill, Hours 1, 2 & 3 premiere Jan 23, 30 & Feb 6: In Santa Fe, NM, a guest who has been thrifting since the age of 15 happened upon a $1 etching of snow that "called out to her" only to discover that it was a stunning image by renowned artist Gene Kloss and is valued at $9,999 more than she paid.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Hours 1, 2 & 3 premiere Feb 13, 20 & Mar 13: A piece of NASA history, from the era of the space-race with the then Soviet Union and autographed by astronaut Alan Shepherd, was brought to Nashville, TN, by the daughter of a technical writer who worked on the Mercury program!

Idaho Botanical Garden, Hours 1, 2 & 3 premiere Apr 3, 10, & 17: Italian haute couture traveled to Boise, ID, with a silk-velvet Fortuny jacket, passed down through the women in the guest's family by her great-grandmother and features the famous fashion house's proprietary techniques that are still a secret to this day!

Shelburne Museum, Hours 1, 2 & 3 premiere Apr 24 & May 1, 8: Presidential memorabilia can be hot collectibles and maybe none more than a sizzling briefcase owned and used by John F. Kennedy in the 1950s and brought to ROADSHOW in Shelburne, VT! The briefcase was gifted to the guest's cobbler uncle by JFK who after leaving it in the shop following a shoeshine said, "Charlie, you keep it" on his next visit.

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