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Airs Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Andrew Brunk (right) appraises a New Orleans chess table, ca. 1870, that endu...

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

Above: Andrew Brunk (right) appraises a New Orleans chess table, ca. 1870, that endured through Hurricane Katrina and is valued at $3,000-$5,000. in the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW special "Survivors."

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.

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.

Appraisal: World War II B17 Nose Art

Watch Gary M. Piattoni's appraisal of World War II B17 nose art, in ROADSHOW'S "Survivors."

A French Blue John urn that remains largely intact despite multiple gunshots is appraised for $3,000 to $5,000.

Appraisal: French Blue John Urn, ca. 1800

In Spokane (Hour One), Jeni Sandberg appraises a French Blue John urn, ca. 1800.

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.

Appraisal: New Orleans Chess Table, ca. 1870

Watch Andrew Brunk's appraisal of a New Orleans chess table, ca. 1870 from Biloxi Hour 2.

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.

View ANTIQUES ROADSHOW'S Kennedy Tribute.

Appraisal: Slave Quilt, ca. 1830

Check out Nancy Druckman's appraisal of a slave quilt, ca. 1830, in ROADSHOW'S "Survivors."


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Appraisal: Titanic Survivor Photograph & Book

In Birmingham, (Hour 3), Grant Zahajko appraises a Titanic Survivor Photograph & Book.

Appraisal: 1802 Meriwether Lewis Officer Commission

In ROADSHOW'S "Survivors," Selby Kiffer appraises an 1802 Meriwether Lewis officer commission.

Appraisal: Normandie Documents, ca. 1940

Watch Rudy Franchi's appraisal of Normandie documents, ca. 1940, in ROADSHOW'S "Survivors."

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