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Antiques Roadshow: Atlanta, Ga. - Hour One

Airs Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Atlanta, Ga., appraiser Michael Flanigan (left) tells the delighted owner of this circa 1760 New York Chippendale corner chair—purchased as part of a collection for $750-$800—that the piece actually is valued between $250,000-$300,000.

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 Atlanta

View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

Behind the Lens: Film Director Signed Photo

Get an up-close look at the autographed photos of film directors a guest named George brought to Atlanta, and the behind-the-scenes stories of how he collected them.

"Atlanta, Ga." (Hour One) - In this episode, surrounded by the spectacular marine life of the Georgia Aquarium, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser David Lackey examine some 19th-century examples of the shockingly realistic aquatic, amphibious and reptilian-themed plates and vases known as Palissy ware.

Highlights include a decorative egg with a Faberge mark, purchased for $15,000, that may not be all that it seems; a 1787 land grant signed by Benjamin Franklin; and a New York Chippendale corner chair, circa 1760, purchased as part of a large collection for $750-$800, but actually valued between $250,000-$300,000.

2014 GOLDEN TICKET SWEEPSTAKES

Enter ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's Golden Ticket Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 2 to ROADSHOW in Chicago in July! Enter now at PBS.org/roadshowsweeps

Miss last week's show? Catch up on your appraisal watching in the ROADSHOW Archive. Search by city, episode, season, and more! ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is on Facebook, and you can follow @RoadshowPBS on Twitter.

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Antiques Roadshow: 20th C. Fake Fabergé Enamel Egg

Above: In a preview of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW from Atlanta (Hour One), appraiser Sebastian Clarke explains to the owner of a richly decorated enamel egg, that what she thought was valuable Faberge is actually just elaborate "Fauxberge" — an industry term for the all-too-common fakes.

Field Segment: Palissy Ware

Surrounded by the spectacular marine life of the Georgia Aquarium, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser David Lackey examine some 19th-century examples of the shockingly realistic aquatic, amphibious and reptilian-themed plates and vases known as Palissy ware.

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Appraisal: Model 1853 Confederate Enfield Rifle

Above: Check out Christopher Mitchell's appraisal of a model 1853 confederate Enfield rifle, from Atlanta (Hour 1).

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Appraisal: 1967 Ed Valigursky Vietnam Illustrations

Above: Check out Alan Fausel's appraisal of a group of 1967 Ed Valigursky Vietnam illustrations, from Atlanta (Hour 1).