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 truths about these finds. Mark L. Walberg hosts.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Hartford (Hour One) "
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Hartford, Connecticut, then ventures to Mystic Seaport for a glimpse of America’s maritime heritage expressed in the Seaport’s collection of rare paintings. Highlights include a 1965 poster for a Joan Baez/Bob Dylan concert at New Haven Arena, brought by the artist’s daughter; a pair of 18th-century silk shoes purportedly worn by one of George Washington’s dance partners; and a collection of 200-year-old Wedgwood pottery buttons found in an attic and valued at $1,500 to $2,000 for the set.
Airdate : 08/22/2011 Time : 8PM
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Hartford (Hour Two)"
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s visit to Hartford includes a stop at the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, to look at time pieces that reflect Connecticut’s rich history of clock manufacturing. Highlights include a custom-made table purchased over 40 years ago from George Nakashima; a rare pre-WWI German toy wagon with its even more rare original box; and a highly-prized bronze statue of a medieval Russian warrior, by Russian artist Eugene Lanceray, valued at $120,000 to $130,000.
Airdate : 08/29/2011 Time : 8PM
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Hartford (Hour Three)"
In Hartford, Connecticut, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW finds a sign of the times — actually a whole collection of antique inn and tavern signs — at the Connecticut Historical Society. Appraisal highlights include an heirloom early-19th-century Duncan Phyfe dressing table; a rare set of vintage jewelry by influential 20th-century designer Suzanne Belperron; and a watercolor signed by Katharine Hepburn — who gifted the owner with the piece when the actress was performing at the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut — valued at $15,000 to $20,000.
Airdate : 9/5/2011 Time : 8PM