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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: San Diego, Calif. - Hour One

Airs Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in San Diego, this guest is astounded to learn from appr...

Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

Above: At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in San Diego, this guest is astounded to learn from appraiser Peter Fairbanks that a 1907 portrait of her aristocratic grandmother by Ashcan School artist Robert Henri is valued at $250,000 to $350,000.

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

Experts' Library

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.

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Preview: Antiques Roadshow: San Diego - Hour One

In the hour one of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW'S visit to San Diego, jewelry expert Peter Shemonsky appraises a ca. 1864 collection of Tiffany & Co. hardstone cameos for $25,000 to $35,000.

Appraisal: London Underground Posters, ca. 1930

London Underground Posters, ca. 1930, from San Diego Hour 1

Appraisal: Tiffany & Company Hardstone Cameo Parure, ca. 1864

Watch Peter Shemonsky's appraisal of a Tiffany & Company Hardstone Cameo Parure, ca. 1864, from San Diego Hour 1

Appraisal: Pennsylvania Stoneware Crocks, ca. 1880

Pennsylvania Stoneware Crocks, ca. 1880, from San Diego Hour 1

Appraisal: Charles Loloma Bracelets, ca. 1975

Charles Loloma Bracelets, ca. 1975, from San Diego Hour 1

Appraisal: 1919 Emil Artur Longen Oil Painting

1919 Emil Artur Longen Oil Painting, from San Diego Hour 1

Appraisal: Bobby Jones Hickory-Shafted Clubs, ca. 1933

Leila Dunbar appraises Bobby Jones hickory-shafted clubs, ca. 1933, from San Diego Hour 2.

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