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Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, Nev. - Hour One

Airs Monday, August 29, 2011 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in Las Vegas, Nevada, this guest is in tears after she discovers that the ring inherited from her grandfather’s jewelry/pawn shop is an extremely high-quality, five-carat Asscher-cut diamond, set in platinum. Appraiser Adam Patrick, of A La Vieille Russie, agrees the news could wring tears of joy from anyone when he assigns the stunning piece a value of $165,000 to $175,000.

At a Las Vegas, Nevada, magic theater, "Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowery reveal that the artistry — and value — of vintage magic posters is no illusion.

Behind the Scenes in Las Vegas

View photos from "Roadshow's" visit to Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 18, 2007.

Appraisers at the Las Vegas Convention Center don’t need sleight-of-hand techniques to pull amazing discoveries out of the crowd, including drawings by the legendary folk musician Woody Guthrie, given to the owner’s journalist father after an interview with Guthrie; an heirloom early-19th-century tavern clock made by Aaron Willard of the renowned Boston clock manufacturing family; and a fabulous five-carat, Asscher-cut diamond ring, inherited from the owner’s grandfather, owner of a jewelry store/pawn shop in a Colorado mining town. The tearful owner realizes she’s hit pay dirt when the ring is valued at $165,000 to $175,000.

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Video Excerpt: Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, Nev. - Hour One

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in Las Vegas, Nevada, a man brings in some drawings that his journalist father received as a gift from the legendary Woody Guthrie in the early 1960's. Appraiser Alasdair Nichol confirms their authenticity and places the drawings within the tradition of Guthrie's loose artistic style.

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Antiques Roadshow: "The Jungle Book" Arts & Crafts Plates, ca. 1905

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Above: In a preview from "Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, Nv - Hour One," Stuart Whitehurst appraises a set of hand-painted plates based on Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."

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