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Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, Texas - Hour Two

Airs Monday, April 2, 2012 at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At "Antiques Roadshow" in El Paso, Texas, appraiser James French extols the virtues of this ca. 1570 Oushak (Turkish) rug, purchased by the guest’s uncle for $350, then conservatively values the carpet at between $30,000 and $40,000.

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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"Who Can Authenticate a Warhol?" by Dennis Gaffney

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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 sunny El Paso, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Chris Mitchell explore how the innovative “Mississippi” rifle dramatically changed the odds in the Mexican-American War, as well as the current market for this weapon.

Highlights include a collection of signed Andy Warhol soup cans and pop art; a collection of signed Cormac McCarthy first editions; and a circa 1570 “Lotto” Oushak rug, initially purchased by the owner’s uncle for $350, and conservatively valued between $30,000 and $40,000.

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Antiques Roadshow: El Paso: Andy Warhol Collection

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Watch Premiering Up Monday, April 2nd, at 8/7C, El Paso, Hour 2 on PBS. See more from Antiques Roadshow.

Above: In a preview from El Paso, Hour Two, Simeon Lipman appraises a collection of Andy Warhol's iconic Campbell's Soup Can artwork, all of which bears the quirky signature of the King of Pop Art himself.