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Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, Nev. - Hour Two

Airs Monday, September 5, 2011 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV


Credit: Courtesy of ©Jeff Dunn for WGBH

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in Las Vegas, Nevada, this woman flips through a scrapbook, inherited from her great-great-grandfather, featuring the signatures of some of the Civil War era's greatest public figures, including Grant, Sherman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and many others. This exceptional heirloom prompts appraiser Rafael Eledge of Shiloh Civil War Relics to assign an insurance value of $75,000 to $100,000.

"Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Alan Fausel discover the work of modern art masters when they visit the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum at the Venetian Resort Hotel.

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View photos from "Roadshow's" visit to Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 18, 2007.

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Surprising finds abound at the Las Vegas Convention Center, too, including a charming circa 1865 pottery pig canteen, exhibiting a variety of southwest American Indian characteristics; a fitting tribute to Las Vegas, two pieces of Elvis Presley memorabilia — an autographed record album cover and a macramé belt worn by the King at a performance in the 1970s; and a scrapbook inherited from the owner’s great-great-grandfather who collected the signatures of many of the Civil War era’s greatest public figures, including Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, valued at $75,000 to $100,000.

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