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Antiques Roadshow: Forever Young

Airs Monday, December 19, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV


Credit: Courtesy of WGBH

Above: In ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Forever Young," this guest brings in an 1869 first edition, second state, of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” and a proper first edition of its sequel, “Part the Second.” Contained in the original cloth binding, appraiser Stephen Massey assigns the pair a noteworthy value between $3,000 and $5,000.

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“Forever Young” is a celebration of objects for the young and the young at heart. As the show’s lovingly preserved appraisals prove, it’s not only toys and teddy bears that capture the spirit of youth.

Highlights include original art for a Dr. Seuss lunchbox; a child’s shoe autographed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig; and a colorful embroidered silk picture, sewn by the owner’s great-great-great-aunt in 1819, at the age of 15, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.

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Antiques Roadshow: Forever Young: 1869 "Little Women" Books

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Watch Premiering Monday, December, 19th, at 8/7C PM: Forever Young on PBS. See more from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.

In a preview from ROADSHOW's special "Forever Young," premiering December 2011, Stephan Massey appraises a two-volume set of Louisa May Alcott's timeless novel, "Little Women," and he has good news for the owner, a little lady herself — both books are first edition copies.

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