Antiques Roadshow: Unique Antiques
Airs Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Monday, October 22, 2012
Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for WGBH
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.
“Unique Antiques” showcases some of the most outlandish, kitschy and downright morbidly fascinating antiques and collectibles of the series’ last decade. Warning: These objects have been appraised by trained professionals; don’t try this at home!
Highlights include a Weller pottery humidor in the shape of a skull; a chair once belonging to Chang Bunker, the owner’s great-grandfather and half of the 19th-century’s world famous conjoined twins, Chang and Eng; and a collection of tin cans salvaged from a 19th-century dump and valued at $10,000 to $14,000.
This episode originally aired in 2007.
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