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Antiques Roadshow: Des Moines, Iowa - Hour Three

Airs Monday, February 28, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV


Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in Des Moines, Stuart Whitehurst appraises a circa 1925 diamond and platinum ring, originally purchased in 1926 for $1,000. Created for a man to wear, and originally owned by an early 20th century magician, it is valued at $60,000 to $80,000.

Behind the Scenes in Des Moines

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"Antiques Roadshow" host Mark L. Walberg, in full beekeeper’s regalia, gets a lesson in honey farming near Des Moines, Iowa, while—at a safer distance—appraiser Stuart Whitehurst discusses examples of antiques with bee motifs.

Highlights include: a circa 1856 Des Moines city plan, printed just before it officially became Iowa’s new capital; a circa 1838 E.C. Brewster beehive clock; and a circa 1925 round European cut diamond and platinum ring, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.

Watch the appraisals from hour one and two from Des Moines, Iowa.

Antiques Roadshow: D.C. French Bust Of R. W. Emerson, ca. 1900

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Eric Silver appraises a ca. 1900 bust of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Daniel French Chester from Des Moines, Iowa.

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