ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Houston
Airs Monday, July 11, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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.
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"Vintage Houston" - In 1998, Dr. Ferid Murad of the UT-Houston Medical School won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on the cardiovascular system, while ANTIQUES ROADSHOW made hearts palpitate with its first visit to H-Town. Fourteen years later, a 19th century Chinese jade scepter, originally appraised for $1,500 to $2,500, has spiked to a radiantly healthy $50,000 to $80,000, while a 1912 Titanic menu went from a heart-stopping $75,000 to $100,000 to a less pulse-quickening $50,000 to $75,000.
This episode originally aired in 2012.
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Appraisal: 19th-Century Chinese Jade Scepter
Appraisal: 1912 Titanic Luncheon Menu
Appraisal: Adolph Kempen Walnut Desk, ca. 1870
Appraisal: French Clock & Jardinière, ca. 1850
Appraisal: 1813 Zedekiah Belknap Portraits
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