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Antiques Roadshow: Billings, Mont. - Hour Three

Airs Monday, August 26, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: A beautiful collection of circa 1925 ruby, jadeite and diamond rings. The intensely red, approximately 3.5 carat Burmese ruby ring is valued at $15,000. The apple-green jadeite ring, originally a button, is flanked by diamond baguettes and has an estimate of $5,000. The square-cut diamond ring, approximately 3.5 carats, is valued at $40,000 — or $60,000 for the entire collection.

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 Billings

View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to Billings, Montana on Saturday, June 26, 2010.

"Billings, Mont." (Hour Three) ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Bruce Shackleford at Billing’s Yellowstone Art Museum to look at its impressive collection of paintings by Joseph Henry Sharp — famous for his realistic depictions of American Indians.

Highlights include a beautifully preserved 1843 artillery sword and belt; a circa 1925 sequined flapper dress and gold lamé coat; and a circa 1925 heirloom collection of ruby, diamond and jade rings, valued at $60,000.

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Billings, MT (Hour Three) - Preview

A beautifully preserved 1843 artillery sword and belt; a circa 1925 sequined flapper dress and gold lamé coat; and a circa 1925 heirloom collection of ruby, diamond and jade rings. 8/26/2013

Appraisal: 1843 Artillery Sword, Scabbard & Belt

Rafael Eledge appraises an 1843 artillery sword, scabbard and belt, from Billings Hour 3.

Appraisal: Diamond, Ruby & Jadeite Rings, ca. 1925

Virginia Salem appraises diamond, ruby and jadeite rings, ca. 1925, from Billings Hour 3.

Appraisal: 1673 W. Holloway English Lantern Clock

John Delaney appraises a 1673 William Holloway English lantern clock, from Billings Hour 3.

Appraisal: Northern Pacific Railway Poster, ca. 1930

Nicholas D. Lowry appraises a Northern Pacific Railway poster, ca. 1930, from Billings Hour 3.

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Antiques Roadshow App

Above: Join the fun as you test your appraisal skills on actual antiques brought to Roadshows across the USA. The app incorporates only real antiques, photos, item histories and values, as appraised on the TV series. Your purchase includes free updates of new antiques and supports PBS and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. Collect hundreds of virtual antiques and win bragging rights as an "Antiques Master" by scouring family heirlooms, yard sale bargains, estate sales, and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements. As with the TV series, expert appraisers reveal fascinating insights about your finds, giving you the edge next time you trade antiques, whether virtual or real! iTunes URL: http://to.pbs.org/antiquesapp

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