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Antiques Roadshow: Biloxi, Miss. - Hour One

Airs Monday, July 22, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Biloxi, Mississippi, this guest arrives with an inherited sculpture he’s hoping to learn more about. Beautifully modeled after dancers from the Russian Ballet, the heirloom treasure is actually a 1928 Demeter Chiparus sculpture and a stunning example of the artist’s signature style. Entitled “Persian Dancers,” appraiser Kerry Shrives values the ivory and bronze figures at a substantial $100,000 to $150,000.

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. Mark L. Walberg hosts.

Behind the Scenes in Biloxi

View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to Biloxi, Mississippi on Saturday, July 24, 2010.

Ordinary Jardinière or Genuine George Ohr?

Is the jardinière this guest brought to Biloxi just another hand-thrown pot or did famed local artist, George Ohr, have a hand in its making? Follow the story in this article by Josh Mellits.

The Experts Library

Our experts are extremely knowledgeable. But they also have a secret weapon — a backstage library of reference materials covering an abundance of topics from all areas of the antiques and collectibles world. In case you'd like to get your hands on some of these tools of the trade, we've created a full listing organized by category.

In Biloxi, Mississippi, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser David Rago for a look at the eccentric pottery of George Ohr, overlooked in his lifetime during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, but now the celebrated centerpiece of Biloxi’s Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.

Highlights include a circa 1950 Walter Anderson linocut; an 1899 “Buffalo Bill” poster; and a 1928 Art Deco, bronze sculpture of dancers from the Russian Ballet, created by Romanian artist Demeter Chiparus and valued at $100,000 to $150,000.

This episode originally aired in 2011.

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2013 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Golden Ticket” Sweepstakes

Enter ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 2013 "Golden Ticket" Sweepstakes daily through July 31, 2013, for a chance to win a trip for two to the ROADSHOW this August in Richmond, Virginia.

This 3-day, 2-night trip features a VIP tour of the production venue, appraisals of your items, lunch with ROADSHOW staff, and an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW gift bag! Travel to Richmond must be from August 16-18, 2013. Enter at PBS.org/roadshowsweeps.

Biloxi, Hour 1

In Biloxi, Mississippi, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser David Rago for a look at the eccentric pottery of George Ohr, overlooked in his lifetime during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, but now the celebrated centerpiece of Biloxi's Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art.

Hidden Treasure: John Wayne Movie Hat

Collectibles expert Philip Weiss appraises a hat fit for a duke - "The Duke" that is. A ROADSHOW guest from Biloxi brought in an authentic John Wayne wardrobe hat from a Hollywood western.

Video

Biloxi, Hour One: Early 20th Century American Tobacco Card Collection

Above: This interesting vintage tobacco card collection contains some of baseball's greatest all-stars. Find out the value and learn more by watching the appraisal by Simeon Lipman in ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Biloxi" (Hour One)!

Appraisal: 1899 Buffalo Bill Poster

Watch Nicholas D. Lowry's appraisal of an 1899 Buffalo Bill poster from Biloxi Hour 1.

Appraisal: 1928 Chiparus "Persian Dancers" Bronze

See Kerry Shrives appraise a 1928 Chiparus "Persian Dancers" bronze from Biloxi Hour 1.