ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: San Diego, Calif. - Hour Two
Airs Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, February 12, 2015
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
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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