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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Minneapolis, Minn. - Hour Three

Airs Monday, May 5, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: This gentleman brought two paintings to the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event in Minneapolis—purchased together for $5. Appraiser Debra Force assigns a value of $100-$200 to the one signed “Spencer.” But the other work, by renowned Taos School artist Victor Higgins, was the real bargain, estimated to be worth $75,000.

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 Minneapolis, Minnesota

View photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Minneapolis, Minn. on Saturday, July 9, 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 Minneapolis, the Wabasha Street Caves provide the perfect noir background for host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Simeon Lipman to discuss the history and collecting of flashlights.

Highlights include an 1863 Ulysses S. Grant letter; a circa 1950 Charles Shulz Li’l Folks original cartoon; and two paintings — one by Victor Higgins, the other by Spencer — purchased together for $5, but valued at $75,100-$75,200.

Miss last week's show? Catch up on your appraisal watching in the ROADSHOW Archive. Search by city, episode, season, and more!

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