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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Bismarck, N.D.- Hour Two

Airs Monday, March 26, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: In this second hour from Bismarck, North Dakota, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW appraiser Suzanne Perrault of the Perrault-Rago Gallery (left) hits pay dirt with this collection of pottery from the University of North Dakota School of Mines. Featuring pieces crafted by instructors and students of this renowned school—including the owner’s mother and grandmother—the set could bring $5,500 to $7,500 at auction.

This episode originally aired in 2012.

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. Mark L. Walberg hosts.

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During ANTIQUES ROADSHOW'S stop in Bismarck, North Dakota, host Mark L. Walberg gets a lesson in school-related antiques and collectibles from appraiser Karen Keane in an actual one-room schoolhouse, part of the Buckstop Junction historic village restoration.

At the Bismarck Civic Center, appraisers give high marks to the array of objects brought for show-and-tell, including a painting of a Northern Pacific Railroad train that once may have graced a Fargo railroad station; a valuable Civil War photo collection of members of John Hunt Morgan's Cavalry, also known as Morgan's Raiders; and a delightful collection of University of North Dakota pottery, some made by the owner's mother and grandmother when they were students, valued at $5,500 to $7,500.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Bismarck, Hour Two: Vintage Beaded Purse, ca. 1920

Above: In a preview from Bismarck, North Dakota, Rosalie Sayyah appraises an intricately beaded Art Deco-style purse.