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Antiques Roadshow: Tampa, Fla. - Hour Three

Airs Monday, January 16, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Courtesy of ©Jeffrey Dunn for WGBH

Above: Lightning strikes twice at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Tampa, Florida, when a second painting by acclaimed 19th-century marine artist James E. Buttersworth sails into the Tampa Convention Center. Appraiser Nan Chisolm of Nan Chisolm Fine Art (left) rattles the owner of this yacht race portrait - an earlier work than the Buttersworth featured in "Tampa"(Hour One) - when she reveals it could draw $80,000 to $100,000 at auction.

In the third and final hour from Tampa, Florida, "Antiques Roadshow" host Mark Walberg steps right up to the Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota, Florida, where appraisers Noel Barrett and Nicholas Lowry amaze and astound with displays of circus toys and posters.

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Translation, Please - Ever since she was a girl, the owner of a highly embellished 18th-century pistol wondered what the Arabic engraving on it means.

Back at the Tampa Convention Center, appraisers juggle an array of treasures, including a 1750s classic black walnut Philadelphia dressing table; a 1900s Tabriz carpet woven in the classical style of the late 16th and early 17th centuries; and a painting by acclaimed 19th-century marine artist James E. Buttersworth that could draw $80,000 to $100,000 at auction.

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Watch Coming Up Monday, January 16th, at 9/8C PM: Tampa, Hour 3 on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

In a preview from Tampa, Hour Three, Paul Carella appraises a beautifully decorated 18th-century flintlock pistol that the owner says has always reminded her of "pirates, Barbary Coast, Lawrence of Arabia."

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