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Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, Texas - Hour One

Airs Monday, March 17, 2014 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in El Paso, Texas, book expert Ian Ehling (left) has his day made when he comes across a 1937 first edition copy of "The Hobbit," with the original dust jacket. Signed by author J.R.R. Tolkien's, Ehling values the literary treasure at $80,000 to $120,000.

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.

Behind the Scenes in El Paso, Texas

View photos from ROADSHOW'S visit to El Paso, Texas on Saturday, June 18, 2011.

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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.

In El Paso, Texas, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton head to the Centennial Museum to check out beautiful pre-Columbian pottery from the Casas Grandes culture.

Highlights include a 19th-century Fiji split whale’s tooth necklace; Andy Warhol’s 1966 artist’s proof of a print of Jacqueline Kennedy; and a 1937 first edition copy of "The Hobbit," with original dust jacket and author J.R.R. Tolkien’s signature, valued at $80,000 to $120,000.

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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Antiques Roadshow: Zelda Fitzgerald Oil Painting, ca. 1935

Above: In a preview from El Paso (Hour One), Kathleen Harwood appraises a painting by Zelda Fitzgerald — the legendary wife and muse of F. Scott Fitzgerald, who took up painting as a means of therapy after being diagnosed with schizophrenia in her later years.

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Antiques Roadshow: 1966 Andy Warhol "Jackie II" Artist's Proof

Above: 1966 Andy Warhol "Jackie II" Artist's Proof

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