ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Washington, D.C.- Hour One
Airs Monday, May 11, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, May 8, 2015
Credit: Courtesy of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
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.
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In Washington, D.C., ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Michael Flanigan visit the Harry S. Truman Building, headquarters of the U.S. State Department and its diplomatic reception rooms, including the Thomas Jefferson State Reception Room, appointed with some of the best Americana of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Highlights include a 1958 signed letter by Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a unique, turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set, valued at $90,000. This episode originally aired in 2011.
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Washington, DC (Hour One) - Preview
Appraisal: 1958 Martin Luther King Jr. Letter
Appraisal: 1965 Andy Warhol "Flowers" Lithograph
Appraisal: View of Taj Mahal Oil Painting Attributed to Edwin Lord Weeks, ca. 1880
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