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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Palm Springs, Calif. - Hour One

Airs Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Palm Springs, California, a guest learns a 1937 painting by noted American Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still, received as a housewarming gift, is conservatively estimated to be worth $500,000.

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. Mark L. Walberg hosts.

Behind the Scenes in Palm Springs

View photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Palm Springs, Calif., on June 7, 2008.

U.S. Secret Service Archive

View photos of an archive of Secret Service materials, ca. 1900.

"Palm Springs, Calif." (Hour One) - ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, with host Mark L. Walberg, opened its lucky 13th season in Palm Springs, California, in 2009, with a mix of great good fortune and an equally staggering loss.

At one extreme, ROADSHOW experts discover the most valuable object ever appraised on the series: a 1937 painting by noted American abstract expressionist Clyfford Still — received as a housewarming gift — conservatively estimated to be worth $500,000.

At the other, collector Jim McCarty invites ROADSHOW viewers to join the hunt for stolen works from his private collection of California plein air paintings.

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

2013 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Golden Ticket” Sweepstakes

Enter ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 2013 "Golden Ticket" Sweepstakes daily through July 31, 2013, for a chance to win a trip for two to the ROADSHOW this August in Richmond, Virginia.

This 3-day, 2-night trip features a VIP tour of the production venue, appraisals of your items, lunch with ROADSHOW staff, and an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW gift bag! Travel to Richmond must be from August 16-18, 2013. Enter at PBS.org/roadshowsweeps.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is on Facebook, and you can follow @RoadshowPBS on Twitter.

Palm Springs, CA (Hour 1) - Preview

One of the most valuable objects ever appraised on the series; California plein air paintings stolen from a private collection. 6/10/2013

Appraisal: 1906 William Keith Oil Painting

Check out Kathleen Harwood's appraisal of this 1906 landscape oil painting by William Keith in Palm Springs, California during ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 2008 visit!