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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Finders Keepers

Airs Monday, April 3, 2017 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Dunn, (c) WGBH 2013

Above: James Baggett (right) appraises an 1899 C. F. Martin guitar that was stumbled upon in a vacant commercial real estate space and is now valued at $4,000 to $5,000 in the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW special "Finders Keepers."

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.

Courtesy of Jeff Dunn, (c) WGBH 2013

David Weiss (left) appraises a William Aiken Walker oil painting, found within a pile of trash, for $7,000 to $10,000 in the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW special "Finders Keepers."

Tucked behind a fireplace, buried in a cotton field, mistaken for insulation in the ceiling of a basement … some treasures show up where you least expect to find them. In "Finders Keepers," ROADSHOW shines a spotlight on items whose discovery was a happy accident.

Examples include a formerly buried Weller Coppertone vase that the guest almost tripped over, valued at $2,500 to $3,000, and a collection of Cole Porter and Monty Woolley letters, appraised for $50,000 to $70,000, that were saved from the dumpster in true trash-to-treasure fashion.

Appraisal: Cole Porter & Monty Woolley Letters

In Pittsburgh, Hour 1, Kathleen Guzman appraises an intimate collection of letters written between composer Cole Porter and his longtime friend, actor Monty Woolley.

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