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Antiques Roadshow: Simply The Best

Airs Monday, November 14, 2011 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: This impressive haul includes a 1976 letter from legendary crooner Frank Sinatra to Chicago Daily News columnist Mike Royko. An enraged Sinatra is responding to the columnist’s unflattering jibes; in turn, Royko printed Sinatra’s letter, then auctioned it for charity. Appraiser Simeon Lipman delights the letter’s owner with his valuation of $15,000.

The “holy grail” of American women’s suffrage movement posters — a timely reminder that 2010 is the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution — valued at $10,000 to $15,000.
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Above: The “holy grail” of American women’s suffrage movement posters — a timely reminder that 2010 is the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution — valued at $10,000 to $15,000.

Frank Sinatra Signed Letter

Read Sinatra’s tough-guy letter to columnist Mike Royko — only online!

This special edition, “Simply the Best,” showcases objects deemed the finest examples of their kind ever seen on "Roadshow."

Highlights include: a superlative pair of circa 1795, Massachusetts-made Federal side chairs, valued at $30,000 to $50,000; a staggeringly rare 19th-century Rhode Island rifle and powderhorn, valued at $100,000 to $120,000; and the “holy grail” of American women’s suffrage movement posters — a timely reminder that 2010 is the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution — valued at $10,000 to $15,000.

Miss last week's show? Catch up on your appraisal watching in the "Roadshow" Archive. Search by city, episode, season, and more!

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Antiques Roadshow: Newcomb College Vase, ca. 1908

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Watch Appraisal: 1908 Newcomb College Pottery Vase on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

Above: In a preview from ROADSHOW's special "Simply the Best," Suzanne Perrault appraises "one of the greatest pieces of Newcomb College" that she has ever seen. Watch the appraisal and find out how much it's worth.

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