Antiques Roadshow: Tucson, Ariz. - Hour Three
Airs Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published October 22, 2010 at 9:59 a.m., updated August 17, 2012 at 3:30 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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At the Tucson Convention Center, crowds brave the 104-degree heat to bring in some cool objects, including a rare collection of 1956 Olympics memorabilia saved by the owner’s father, trainer for the gold medal-winning American basketball team that included Bill Russell; a striking collection of World War II American propaganda posters; and a trio of paintings by acclaimed 20th-century French “outsider” artist Gaston Chaissac, given an auction estimate of $50,000-$100,000.
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