ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Survivors
Airs Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Dunn, (c) WGBH 2013
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.
Slideshow: Kennedy Tribute
From Andy Warhol pop art to autographed photos, exceptional President John F. Kennedy memorabilia always grabs attention on the rare occasion it appears at the appraisal table. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW takes a look at some of the material history that shaped the Kennedy family and gets an insider's perspective at the iconic images they left behind.
"Survivors" - Every antique is a survivor, but considering some have made it through exceptionally dangerous circumstances, it is amazing they survived at all. In this special episode, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW highlights amazing tales of rescues, near misses, and beating the odds with treasures that have endured wars, natural disasters, fires and more.
A French Blue John urn that remains largely intact despite multiple gunshots is appraised for $3,000 to $5,000. Other highlights include a New Orleans chess table that held strong through Hurricane Katrina and hotel stationary — bearing the names of three of the four Beatles — that escaped a fiery end.
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Appraisal: New Orleans Chess Table, ca. 1870
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