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Antiques Roadshow: Vintage San Francisco

Airs Monday, October 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW logo

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.

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Join the fun as you test your appraisal skills on actual antiques from across the USA. The app incorporates only real antiques, photos, item histories and values, as appraised on the TV series. Your purchase supports PBS and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.

Appraisal Updates

Learn about new developments surrounding appraisals from previous ROADSHOW segments.

"Vintage San Francisco" - The 1997-1998 rainfall season was the second wettest (47.22 inches) in the 149 seasons recorded beginning in 1849.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 1998 trip to the City by the Bay featured a modest-looking Eskimo hunting helmet with an estimated value that has swelled from its original $65,000 to $75,000 to $100,000 to $125,000, while a 1385 English silver spoon declined from $10,000 to $20,000 to $5,000 to $8,000.

This episode originally aired in 2012.

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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Preview: Antiques Roadshow: Vintage San Francisco

Above: Discover which treasures the market favored since ROADSHOW's visit there in 1998.

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Vintage San Francisco: Eskimo Hunting Helmet, ca. 1820

Above: In "Vintage San Francisco," Donald Ellis appraises an Eskimo hunting helmet, ca. 1820.

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Vintage San Francisco: Maynard Dixon Painting

Above: In this preview from "Vintage San Francisco," Catherine Leonhard Gellert appraises a beautiful Nevada landscape painting by Western artist Maynard Dixon. Back then, the painting's value had increased significantly since the owner's parents received the painting as a gift from Dixon himself, but has the sun set on Dixon's western work in the past 15 years?

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Vintage San Francisco: 18th-Century Polychrome Plaster Figures

Above: Watch Kenneth Winslow's appraisal of a pair of 18th-century polychrome plaster figures, in ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Vintage San Francisco."

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