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Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, Texas - Hour Three

Airs Monday, April 9, 2012 at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in El Paso, Texas, the proud owner shows off this rare 1787 needlework sampler made by her great, great-grandmother in Andover, Massachusetts and valued at $40,000.

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.

Behind the Scenes in El Paso, Texas

View photos from "Roadshow's" visit to El Paso, Texas on Saturday, June 18, 2011.

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In El Paso, Texas, against the backdrop of Indian Cliff Ranch, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford discuss the styles and construction that distinguish Texas spurs and what collectors of vintage spurs are willing to pay for them.

Highlights include a 1775 Revolutionary War canteen; an 1834 last will of historic Alamo fighter Ben Milam, rescued from a basement; and a 1787 Debbe Poor sampler — the oldest sampler on record from Andover, Massachusetts — valued at $40,000.

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Antiques Roadshow: El Paso: Edward Gorey Collection

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Watch Premieing Monday, April 9th, at 8/7C, El Paso, Hour 3 on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

Above: In a preview from "Antiques Roadshow" in El Paso, Texas, Ken Sanders sees good things in the cards for the owner of a collection of playfully eerie artwork by illustrator Edward Gorey — including a deck of darkly humorous tarot cards.

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Web-Exclusive Video: The El Paso Feedback Booth

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Watch The El Paso Feedback Booth on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

Above: Spring is in the air and love is in the Feedback Booth! Guests from El Paso share stories of antique affections and "Roadshow" romances.

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Web-Exclusive Appraisal: Aviation Signed Photo, ca. 1935

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Above: In El Paso, Texas, Ken Gloss appraises an aviation photo signed by 92 of the greatest early aviators from around the world.

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