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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Politically Collect

Airs Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Francis Wahlgren gives an appraisal for signed photos of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, valued at $75,0000.

In each episode, specialists from the country's leading auction houses — Bonhams and Butterfields, Christie's, Doyle New York, Skinner and Sotheby's — and independent dealers from across the nation offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles.

The proud owner stands next to her extensive collection of campaign buttons, ...
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Above: The proud owner stands next to her extensive collection of campaign buttons, spanning decades of election years and party lines. Among the many examples in the collection, appraiser Rudy Franchi identified a button from the McKinley campaign in 1896 - the first political button ever produced - as well as a number of "fantasy" campaign buttons for early U.S. presidents, including Washington and Lincoln.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW throws its hat in the ring on the eve of the mid-term elections with this special edition “Politically Collect,” a celebration of America’s passion for collecting and electing.

Highlights include: an extensive collection of campaign buttons; a court affidavit submitted by Jimmy Carter to the state of Maine on the eve of the 1976 election, appealing its decision to list him on the ballot as James Earl Carter; and signed photos of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, valued at $75,0000.

This episode originally aired in 2010.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Politically Collect: Preview

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW throws its hat in the ring on the eve of the mid-term elections with this special edition “Politically Collect,” a celebration of America’s passion for collecting and electing.

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Appraisal: 1976 Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign Affidavit

Watch Mike Gutierrez's appraisal of a Jimmy Carter affidavit from the 1976 Presidential campaign, in "Politically Collect."

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Appraisal: Abraham Lincoln "Emancipation Proclamation" Print

Watch Christopher W. Lane's appraisal of an Abraham Lincoln "Emancipation Proclamation" print, in "Politically Collect."

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Appraisal: 19th-C. Necklace w. Mary Todd Lincoln Provenance

Watch Berj Zavian's appraisal of a 19th-Century necklace with Mary Todd Lincoln provenance, in "Politically Collect."

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Appraisal: Haviland White House Bowls, ca. 1880

In ROADSHOW's special, "Politically Collect," David Lackey appraises Haviland White House Bowls, ca. 1880.

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