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Antiques Roadshow: San Jose, Calif. - Hour Three

Airs Monday, May 24, 2010 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in San Jose, California, a guest brings in a collection of three Great Basin baskets made in Nevada. Appraiser Bruce Shackelford gives them a conservative auction estimate of $60,000 to $75,000.

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.

"Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry visit Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and its huge collection of political posters and discuss the origins of Uncle Sam. Valuable find: A collection of three Great Basin baskets made in Nevada and given a conservative auction estimate of $60,000 to $75,000.

Watch appraisals from episode two , and view a behind-the-scenes slideshow from San Jose.