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Antiques Roadshow: Philadelphia, Pa. - Hour Three

Airs Monday, July 30, 2012 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Philadelphia, Pa., appraiser Leila Dunbar of Sotheby's scores a home run when she discovers this set of three autographed baseballs. Inherited by the owner and his sister from the estate of a father they never knew, the balls feature signatures from the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals, Ted Williams in his 1939 rookie season and an authenticated autograph from Babe Ruth in the late 1940s. Together, this triple play is valued at $34,000 to $46,000.

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.

Behind the Scenes in Philadelphia

View photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 5, 2006.

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Host Mark L. Walberg wraps up ANTIQUE ROADSHOW's" visit to Philadelphia, Pa., with a stop at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he’s joined by appraiser Alasdair Nichol. The oldest art school in the country, the Academy continues to be a hothouse for some of America’s most promising new artists.

At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, experts unveil more masterworks, including a pair of paintings by noted Hudson River School artist John F. Kensett – bought at a yard sale for $35; a dazzling three-carat, Asscher-cut, yellow diamond ring; and a trio of autographed baseballs featuring signatures from the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals, Ted Williams in his 1939 rookie season and an authenticated autograph from Babe Ruth himself in the late 1940s. Together, this triple play wins an auction estimate of $34,000 to $46,000.

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