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Antiques Roadshow: Tulsa, Okla. - Hour One

Airs Monday, January 6, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Veteran ROADSHOW Asian arts expert Lark Mason identified this collection of five late 17th/early 18th-century Chinese carved rhinoceros horn cups and valued the set at $1 million to $1.5 million.

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 Tulsa, Oklahoma

View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to Tulsa on Saturday, July 23, 2011.

Owning Animal Derived Objects

Learn more about the regulations governing the owning and trading of antique objects that come from animals.

"Tulsa, Okla." (Hour One) - ANTIQUES ROADSHOW turned Sweet Sixteen with a jaw-dropping season premiere from Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the Sooner State, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry head to the Pawnee Bill Ranch to look at some show-stopping Wild West posters.

Highlights include a poignant signed note from Mother Teresa to a wood-carver who sent her a walking cane during her final years; a custom model 1894 Winchester rifle that may have been used in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show; and a collection of late 17th/early 18th-century Chinese rhinoceros horn carved libation cups — grabbing the number one spot in the list of all-time highest value "Roadshow" appraisals at $1 to $1.5 million!

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! ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is on Facebook, and you can follow @RoadshowPBS on Twitter.

Video

Million-Dollar Rhino Cups! Tulsa Find Sets New ROADSHOW Record

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Watch ROADSHOW's Record-Breaking Find! on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

Above: Veteran ROADSHOW Asian arts expert Lark Mason identified this collection of five late 17th/early 18th-century Chinese carved rhinoceros horn cups and valued the set at $1 million to $1.5 million.

A Conversation With... Antiques Roadshow Producer Marsha Bemko

Antiques Roadshow Executive Producer Marsha Bemko talks about her 11 years with the program and some of the most amazing items she's seen appraised.