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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Rochester

Airs Monday, June 15, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV


Credit: Courtesy of WGBH Boston


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.

ROADSHOW Resources

Our Glossary of the antique trade's most intriguing lingo.

Experts' Library - we've created a full listing organized by category.

Tips of the Trade - explore trade articles arranged by category.

Mobile App - test your appraisal skills on actual antiques brought to ROADSHOWS across the USA.

"Vintage Rochester" - Back in 1998, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW traveled to Rochester, New York, and appraised items including a painting by Frank Zappa, a van Munster violin and a Minton vase. One of these items increased more than five times in value and another has dropped by more than $1,000. Tune in to find out which item’s value has soared and which one’s is sinking.

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Find out which item appraised in Rochester in 1998 has increased fivefold and which has lost $1,000. 7/8/2013

Appraisal: Frank Zappa Painting, ca. 1960

In Vintage Rochester, Gary Sohmers appraises a Frank Zappa painting, ca. 1960.

Appraisal: 1671 van Munster Violin

Check out Kerry K. Keane's appraisal of a 1671 van Munster violin, in Vintage Rochester.

Appraisal: Egyptian Revival Pin, ca. 1920

In Vintage Rochester, Virginia Salem appraises an Egyptian revival pin, ca. 1920.

Appraisal: Wendell Castle Molded Furniture, ca. 1970

Do you think the value of this bright set of Wendell Castle molded furniture changed over the years? Watch David Gallager's appraisal from Vintage Rochester of these abstract pieces to find out!

Appraisal: 1853 Colton U.S. Wall Map

Watch Christopher W. Lane's appraisal of an 1853 Colton U.S. wall map, in Vintage Rochester.

Appraisal: Gold & Topaz Jewelry Set, ca. 1835

Check out John S. Weschler's appraisal of a gold & topaz jewelry set, ca. 1835, in Vintage Rochester.

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