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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: St. Fagans

Airs Monday, May 19, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Adam Schoon values a collection of dog collars.

A national and international treasure, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW (UK Version) has been thrilling the public for more than 30 years, attracting large crowds intent on finding out what their possessions are worth. This time around, the team of specialists encounter objects from all over the world.

Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2011

Hilary Kay surprises the owner with the value of the clockwork tin plate toy car.

Courtesy of Olwen Gillespie/© BBC 2011

Judith Miller finds a doll given as a present by Queen Mary.

With its fascinating tales and air of anticipation as owners and viewers wait to hear whether a piece is about to be revealed as a priceless find, it's easy to see why the series was BBC One's highest rating factual series for 2010.

The program is hosted by Fiona Bruce, produced by Michele Burgess and the series editor is Simon Shaw.

"St. Fagans" - Fiona Bruce and the team visit the National History Museum of Wales at St. Fagans, just outside Cardiff.

Amongst the objects catching the eye of the specialists are a collection of early dog collars, and a doll gifted by Queen Mary as a thank you after she took tea in a miners cottage.

Plus, veteran ceramics specialist, Henry Sandon, reveals which one antique object he'd most wish to find.

Visit the program website to view photo galleries of antiques, and learn more about the appraisers.

A BBC production 2011

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Antiques Roadshow's Highest Valuation Ever - BBC One

Above: At the Sage Gateshead, an item is awarded the highest valuation ever seen on the program.

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