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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Raleigh, North Carolina - Hour One

Airs Monday, September 29, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

This guest makes ROADSHOW history at the event Raleigh, North Carolina, with ...

Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for WGBH

Above: This guest makes ROADSHOW history at the event Raleigh, North Carolina, with the highest-value appraisal ever captured in the series' 13-year history. Her collection of four Chinese carved jade objects from the Quianlong Period (1736-1795) was inherited from her father, who bought the objects inexpensively in China in the 1930s and 1940s. Asian arts appraiser James Callahan noted the outstanding quality of the pieces and was rewarded by finding a symbol on the bottom of the large jade bowl that translates as "by imperial order." Callahan estimates the value of the collection as high as $1,070,000.

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 Raleigh

View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday, June 27, 2009.

In Raleigh, North Carolina, amid a forest of giant "comic weathervanes," appraiser Ken Farmer talks with host Mark L. Walberg about smaller examples of vintage whirligigs.

Highlights include a 1920 Arts & Crafts desk and lamp — both of which light up; a rare circa 1960 Gibson Double 12 Electric Guitar; and a set of four Chinese Quianlong Period (1736-1795) carved jade objects whose auction estimate of $710,000 to $1,070,000 makes it the highest-value appraisal in ROADSHOW history.

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18th-C. Qianlong Jade Collection: Owner Interview

Jinx, the owner of a collection of Chinese jade and celadon pieces from the Qianlong Period, talked to us about receiving the highest-value appraisal in Roadshow history from James Callahan at our June 2009 taping in Raleigh, North Carolina.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Gibson Double 12 Electric Guitar, ca. 1960

In a preview from "Antiques Roadshow: Raleigh, Hour One," Frederick Oster appraises a unique two-neck Gibson guitar that belonged to the owner's mother — an early blue-grass musician named Dixie Lee.

Appraisal: Late 19th-C. Hungarian Refugee Family Jewelry

Barry Weber appraises a group of late 19th-Century Hungarian refugee family jewelry in "Raleigh" (Hour 1).

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