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Antiques Roadshow: Houston, Texas - Hour One

Airs Monday, January 23, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Appraiser Francis Wahlgren of Christie's discovers a rare piece of regional history: a book of Mexican War illustrations originally published in 1851. Written by New Orleans Picayune newspaper founder and first American war correspondent George Wilkins Kendall and illustrated from the battlefield by German artist Carl Nebel, this exquisitely executed collection of colorplates boasts an insurance value of $45,000 to $50,000.

"Antiques Roadshow" rolls in to Houston, Texas, where host Mark L. Walberg visits the Beer Can House - a local home adorned with hundreds of beer cans that even boasts curtains, wind chimes and sculptures made out of cans - to talk with appraiser Andy Ourant about these collectible containers.

Next of Kiln: The Overbeck Sisters

Read an article about a group of sisters who were married to their art.

At the Reliant Center, appraisers find a rich brew of objects, including a scrimshaw walrus tusk depicting the Almira, America's longest-working whaling ship; a collection of rare, unopened packs of Topps football cards from 1958, featuring such legends as Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr; and a book of Mexican War battlefield illustrations that draws an insurance value of $45,000 to $50,000.

Miss last week's show? Catch up on your appraisal watching in the "Roadshow" Archive. Search by city, episode, season, and more!

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Antiques Roadshow: Art Nouveau Locket, ca. 1890

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Watch Coming Up Monday, January 23rd, at 9/8C, Houston, Hour 1 on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

Above: In a preview from Houston, Hour One, jewelry expert Jeanenne Bell opens up about a beautiful Art Nouveau locket from the 1890s — see what secrets she reveals.

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Roadshow Sneak Preview: Eliza Barchus Oil Painting of Mt. Hood

Above: In a sneak peak from ROADSHOW'S summer tour event in Eugene, Oregon, Betty Krulik looks at an oil painting of Oregon's own Mt. Hood by local Oregonian artist Eliza Barchus.