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Antiques Roadshow: Hartford, Conn. - Hour One

Airs Monday, September 30, 2013 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: This young man paid a visit to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Hartford, Connecticut, with a collection of buttons found in his grandmother's attic. Appraiser Nick Dawes identifies them as 200-year-old Wedgwood pottery buttons and advises keeping the set together for a value of $1,500 to $2,000.

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 Hartford

View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to Hartford, Connecticut, on August 23, 2008.

Archive of C.E. Minor, African American Sailor

View photos from a remarkable archive documenting the life of a remarkable man.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Hartford, Connecticut, then ventures to Mystic Seaport for a glimpse of America’s maritime heritage expressed in the Seaport’s collection of rare paintings.

Highlights include a 1965 poster for a Joan Baez/Bob Dylan concert at New Haven Arena, brought by the artist’s daughter; a pair of 18th-century silk shoes purportedly worn by one of George Washington’s dance partners; and a collection of 200-year-old Wedgwood pottery buttons found in an attic and valued at $1,500 to $2,000 for the set.

This episode originally aired in 2011.

Miss last week's show? Catch up on your appraisal watching in the ROADSHOW Archive. Search by city, episode, season, and more!

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Hartford, CT (Hour 1) - Preview

A 1963 poster for a Joan Baez/Bob Dylan concert at New Haven Arena; a pair of 18th-century silk shoes purportedly worn by one of George Washington's dance partners; and a collection of 200-year-old Wedgwood pottery buttons. 8/22/11

Video

Antiques Roadshow: Hartford: Lady's Silk Shoes, ca. 1785

Above: In a preview from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Hartford, Conn." (Hour One), Titi Halle appraises an elegant pair of 18th-century silk lady's shoes.

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