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Airs Monday, June 27, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV


Credit: Courtesy of WGBH Boston


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.

"Vintage Secaucus" - In 1997, “Captain Bill” Sheehan founded Hackensack Riverkeeper, an advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and conserving the Hackensack River estuary, which includes Secaucus.

See if the objects found at the Secaucus ROADSHOW floated upstream or downstream in the last 15 years: A circa 1900 folk art ship model was bought at a yard sale in 1996, valued at $5,000 to $7,000, and now is sinking fast to $300 to $500; but a gaming table bought for $25 and appraised at $200,000 to $300,000 now could score $400,000 to $600,000.

This episode originally aired in 2012.

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Vintage Secaucus: Hermann Boehm Viennese Watch, ca. 1875

In a preview from "Vintage Secaucus," Jonathan Snellenburg appraises a Viennese watch that once belonged to turn-of-the-century "Titan of Industry" J.P. Morgan. The watch may have traded well back when the appraisal was taped in 1997, but how has this J.P. Morgan investment fared over the past few years? Take a look to find out and tune-in to see appraisal updates for all of the items from the show!

Appraisal: 1777 Engraved American Powder Horn

Check out Ken Farmer's appraisal of a 1777 Engraved American powder horn, in "Vintage Secaucus."

Appraisal: Marchesini Bracelet, ca. 1870

In "Vintage Secaucus," Joyce Jonas appraises a Marchesini bracelet, ca. 1870.

Preview: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Secaucus

See if the objects found at the Secaucus ROADSHOW floated upstream or downstream in the last 15 years.

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