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Antiques Roadshow: Tampa, Fla. - Hour One

Airs Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

The owner (right) of this painting - a masterpiece attributed to acclaimed 19...

Credit: Courtesy of ©Jeffrey Dunn for WGBH

Above: The owner (right) of this painting - a masterpiece attributed to acclaimed 19th-century marine artist James E. Buttersworth - beams when appraiser Debra Force of Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. delivers an auction estimate of $250,000 to $500,000. After further research, the painting was attributed to painter Antonio Jacobsen and sold at auction for $281,000 - a record price for a Jacobsen.

"Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser David Rago in Tampa’s Ybor City, a historic district once known as the “cigar capital of the world,” to learn why there’s nothing more satisfying than a good cigar collectible.

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"So Is It a Buttersworth?" (Actually, No.): After further research, a handsome marine painting initially attributed to 19th-century artist James E. Buttersworth is found instead to be the work of Antonio Jacobsen.

Who Were the Circus "Freaks"? Collectors now buy and sell photographs of former sideshow "freaks" — but who were these people?

At the Tampa Convention Center, "Roadshow" appraisers discover some smokin’ finds, including an autographed scrapbook documenting Joe DiMaggio’s 1941 hitting streak; a marriage license issued to Davy Crockett for a wedding that never took place; and a painting by acclaimed 19th-century marine artist James E. Buttersworth, which narrowly escaped serious damage during Hurricane Charley, valued from $250,000 to $500,000.

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