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Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, Nev. - Hour Three

Airs Monday, August 9, 2010 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in Las Vegas, Nevada, the owner (left) brings an iconic movie prop. Purchased for $195 at a southern California swap meet, the plane is identified as the Barranca Airlines prop plane used in the Howard Hawks film "Only Angels have Wings" - starring Cary Grant and Rita Hayworth - the Oscar winner for Special Effects in 1940. Appraiser Noel Barrett of Noel Barrett Antiques declares the model a legendary piece of movie magic, awarding it a value of $4,000 to $5,000.

What better place to discuss diamond rings and antique diamond cuts than Las Vegas, Nevada's Little White Wedding Chapel, where "Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Gloria Lieberman.

At the Las Vegas Convention Center, collectors and appraisers are a match made in heaven, unveiling such fascinating treasures as an early example of American-made porcelain - an 1870s Belleek vase made in Trenton, New Jersey; a pair of beautiful - and valuable - Art Nouveau posters; and an iconic movie prop - purchased for $195 at a southern California swap meet - and identified as the Barranca Airways prop plane used in the 1939 film "Only Angels Have Wings," the Oscar-winner for Special Effects. This legendary piece of movie magic is divined to be worth $4,000 to $5,000. Appraisals from this episode are available for online viewing.

Miss last week's show? Catch up on your appraisal watching in the "Roadshow" Archive. Search by city, episode, season, and more!

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Video Excerpt: Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, Nev.

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in Las Vegas, Nevada, a woman brings in a charming piece of literary history: an original illustrated manuscript booklet of Tasha Tudor's first children's book, Pumpkin Moonshine. According to appraiser Ken Gloss, the booklet dates back to 1938, before Tudor had published any books and represents a significant piece of childrens illustrated art.