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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: San Diego, Calif. - Hour Two

Airs Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: A circa 1800 asmalyk rug from Turkmenistan. The Turkoman nomads wove asmalyks for both utilitarian and ceremonial purposes and examples from this time period are extremely rare. Rescued from a dumpster, the rug is valued at $125,000 to $150,000!

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.

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.

In this episode, host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Rafael Eledge aboard the USS Midway, the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century, to discuss the evolution of a 19th-century sailor’s side arm: the cutlass. Highlights include an 18th-century ivory carved crèche that could be worth up to 30 times what the owner paid for it; a beautifully preserved banner from George Washington’s inauguration ball; and a circa 1800 asmalyk rug from Turkmenistan, valued at $125,000 to $150,000.

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Preview: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: San Diego, Calif. - Hour Two

Above: In hour two of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW'S visit to San Diego, folk art expert Leigh Keno appraises a silk sash, ca. 1789, commemorating the inauguration of President George Washington for $3,000 to $6,000.

Appraisal: Munster Map of North & South America, ca. 1560

Donald H. Cresswell appraises a Munster Map of Americas, ca. 1560, from San Diego Hour 2.

Appraisal: 1953 Charlie Douglass "Laff Box"

Gary Sohmers appraises a 1953 Charlie Douglass "Laff Box," from San Diego Hour 2.

Appraisal: Dirk Van Erp Copper Lamp, ca. 1925

David Rago appraises a Dirk Van Erp copper lamp, ca. 1925, from San Diego Hour 2.

Appraisal: Chief Tucquo's Bandolier Bag with Document

Ted Trotta appraises Chief Tucquo's bandolier bag with document, from San Diego Hour 2.

Appraisal: Tekke "Animal Tree" Asmalyk Turkmenistan Rug, ca. 1800

Peter Pap appraises a Tekke "Animal Tree" Asmalyk Turkmenistan rug, ca. 1800, from San Diego Hour 2.

Appraisal: Jessie Willcox Smith Oil Painting with Charcoal, ca. 1890

Betty Krulik appraises a Jessie Wilcox Smith oil with charcoal, ca. 1890, from San Diego Hour 2.

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

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