Antiques Roadshow: Providence, R.I.- Hour Two
Airs Monday, April 23, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published June 18, 2010 at 3:02 p.m., updated April 19, 2012 at 3:46 p.m.
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.
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"Antiques Roadshow" continues its visit to Providence, Rhode Island, home of the renowned culinary school at Johnson and Wales University. Mark L. Walberg and appraiser J. Michael Flanigan meet at the school's archives and museum to sink their teeth into the world of vintage kitchen collectibles.
Things are really heating up at the Rhode Island Convention Center, where appraisers discover such tempting treats as a set of dollhouse furniture made in the 1920s by Providence manufacturer Tynie Toys and decorated by students at the Rhode Island School of Design; original production puppets from the 1964 animated film "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer;" and a rare 1908 first edition copy of "Anne of Green Gables," bought at a flea market for about $5 and since stored in an attic, valued at $12,000 to $18,000.
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