Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, Texas - Hour Three
Airs Monday, April 9, 2012 at 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, April 6, 2012
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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