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Antiques Roadshow: Raleigh, NC - Hour Three

Airs Monday, October 10, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in Raleigh, North Carolina, this guest brings in a pair of side chairs she bought at an antiques store in New England. Appraiser Leigh Keno is surprised to see such large feet on what is undoubtedly the work of New England furniture maker John Gaines, produced between 1725 and 1730. Despite diminished value because the chairs have been stripped of original paint, Keno assigns the pair an auction estimate of $30,000 to $50,000.

Behind the Scenes in Raleigh, North Carolina

View photos from "Roadshow's" visit to Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, June 27, 2009.

Slideshow: 1943 U.S. Naval Airship Service Group

At the "Antiques Roadshow" taping from Raleigh in June 2009, a guest named Frank brought in an impressive group of items from his father's service on U.S. Navy non-rigid airships during World War II, including his father's dog tags, flight log, and Navy press photographs.

"Antiques Roadshow" visits North Carolina's Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville, once the site of a U.S. arsenal seized by the Confederacy, to look at some of the weapons made in North Carolina during the Civil War.

Highlights include an archive of items related to Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1966 visit to St. Mark's AME Zion Church in Durham; a circa 1800 heirloom Virginia-made table, purported to have ties to Thomas Jefferson; and a pair of circa 1725 chairs, made by New England furniture maker John Gaines, whose value - much diminished because the pieces are refinished - is estimated to be $30, 000 to $50,000.

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Raleigh, Hour Three: Confederate Master & Slave Tintype, ca. 1861

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Above: In this preview from Raleigh, a "Roadshow" guest shows Wes Cowan a tintype of a Confederate master and slave and shares the incredible family history behind the intriguing image.