Antiques Roadshow: San Diego, Calif. - Hour One
Airs Monday, November 18, 2013 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published January 6, 2011 at 11:40 a.m., updated November 14, 2013 at 9:12 a.m.
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.
In this episode, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Marshall Martin head to the world-renowned San Diego Zoo to discuss the appeal of vintage Steiff animals, the plush-toy phenomenon started more than 130 years ago.
Behind the Scenes in San Diego
View the 2010 Tour Slideshow
No doubt about it, our experts are extremely knowledgeable. But they also have a secret weapon — a backstage library of reference materials covering an abundance of topics from all areas of the antiques and collectibles world. In case you'd like to get your hands on some of these tools of the trade, we've created a full listing organized by category.
Highlights include an original, handwritten draft of the 1933 popular American song "Stormy Weather," recorded by the likes of Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald; an heirloom circa 1864 Tiffany cameo complete with a collection of authentic period jewelry; and a turn-of-the-century aristocratic portrait by Robert Henri, valued at $250,000 to $350,000.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "San Diego, Calif." (Hour Two) will repeat on Monday, November 25 at 8 p.m.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "San Diego, Calif." (Hour Three) will repeat on Monday, November 25 at 9 p.m.
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