ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Pittsburgh, Pa. - Hour Two
Airs Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Credit: Courtesy of ©WGBH 2011
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 Pittsburgh
View photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011.
"Pittsburgh, Pa." (Hour Two) - Against the formidable backdrop of Pittsburgh’s former Homestead Steel Works, appraiser Peter Shemonsky shows host Mark L. Walberg strikingly delicate examples of centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron.
Highlights include a 6.5 carat yellow mine cut diamond ring kept for years in a sock drawer; a North American Indian club and pipe the owner believes belonged to Sitting Bull; and three Charles Darwin first editions, including an 1830s collection of "The Voyage of the Beagle," an 1859 "On the Origin of Species," and an 1871 "The Descent of Man," insured at $284,000.
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Field Segment: Steel Jewelry
Appraisal: Three Charles Darwin First Editions, ca. 1830
Owner Interview: Charles Darwin First Editions
Appraisal: French Carved & Gilded Mirror, ca. 1780
Appraisal: North American Indian Club & Pipe, ca. 1890
Web Appraisal: German Painted Tin Toys, ca. 1915
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