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Antiques Roadshow: Billings, Mont. - Hour One

Airs Monday, April 11, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: This striking late-19th century Arthur Brown watercolor with a mysterious past, was brought to "Antiques Roadshow" in Billings, Montana. The guest had no idea the painting she’d bought in Paris was one of 20 Brown watercolors from a collection depicting Yellowstone National Park — a collection that has been missing since the end of the 19th century. Brown may have sold the paintings in 1885 to the Northern Pacific Railroad. However, there is no official record of purchase and the whereabouts of the other paintings remain a mystery. This rediscovered masterwork of Western art is valued at $75,000 to $125,000.

Behind the Scenes in Billings

View photos from "Roadshow's" visit to Billings, Montana on Saturday, June 26, 2010.

"Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Christopher Mitchell meet at Little Big Horn National Monument to discuss the weapons used in the infamous battle between American Indian warriors and Lt. Col. George Custer’s Seventh Cavalry Regiment.

Highlights include a 19th-century Chinese jade brush washer; a 1752 English silver coursing trophy; and a long-lost 19th-century Arthur Brown watercolor scene of Yellowstone National Park, valued at $75,000 to $125,000.

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Antiques Roadshow: Grenfell Missionary Rug, ca. 1915

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Above: Ken Farmer appraises a Grenfell missionary rug, ca. 1915, from "Antiques Roadshow: Billings, Mont. - Hour One."