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Antiques Roadshow: Milwaukee, Wis. - Hour One

Airs Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, appraisers Leigh and Leslie Keno, of Leigh Keno American Antiques and Sotheby's respectively, team up to evaluate this desk and bookcase, passed down to the owner from his great-grandfather, Richard D. Hubbard, a former governor of Connecticut. The piece is a classic example of New York 18th-century design and cabinetmaking and even has a secret drawer for hiding valuables. One question remains: Have the top and bottom been "married," or is the entire piece original? Pending further investigation, the Kenos offer a range of auction values from $20,000 to $250,000.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW kicks off its visit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the city's traditional German Fest, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stuart Whitehurst soak up the atmosphere and talk about collectible German beer steins.

Movie Posters or Propaganda?

In this slideshow, get an up-close look at a collection of Japanese movie and propaganda posters.

New York Masterpiece

View this slideshow for an up-close look at a one-of-a-kind 18th-century mahogany bookcase and desk.

Understanding Our Appraisals

Useful tips to keep in mind when watching ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.

At the Midwest Airlines Center, collectors are thirsty for information about such treasures as a 1952 Fender Esquire guitar, prized by country and western musicians; a late 19th-century child's sled in the shape of a swan, considered a rare piece of American folk sculpture; and a cliffhanger: an 18th-century desk and bookcase passed down to the owner from his great-grandfather, a former governor of Connecticut, that could be worth as much as $250,000 - or $20,000 if the two pieces are determined to be "married." All appraisals from this episode are available for online viewing.

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Antiques Roadshow: Milwaukee, Wis. - Hour One

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Above: In this episode, ROADSHOW talks about collectible beer steins at Wisconsin's traditional German Fest.