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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Baton Rouge, La. - Hour Three

Airs Monday, April 21, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Nan Chisholm appraises a Porfirio Salinas oil painting, ca. 1935 for $75,000 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Behind the Scenes in Baton Rouge

Iconic local collectibles and international masterpieces made their way to the appraisal tables in Baton Rouge on July 27, 2013. ROADSHOW sure got a taste for Louisiana pride in the state capitol! View the photos

Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for WGBH, (c) WGBH 2014

Meredith Hilferty (right) appraises John Biggers drawings, ca. 1960 for $12,000 to $18,000 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for WGBH, (c) WGBH 2014

Matthew C. Quinn appraises a Martin Brothers humidor, ca. 1878 for $2,500 to $3,500 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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.

"Baton Rouge, La." (Hour Three) - ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in the Red Stick city, as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Christopher Mitchell head to Port Hudson to discuss a rare Civil War hand grenade.

Highlights include an early 19th-century Louisiana work table that was stored in a barn for several decades; a collection of insightful Civil War Confederate letters that were found in the wall of a torn down Mississippi house; and a Porfirio Salinas oil, ca. 1935, in its original frame, that was bought by the owner’s grandmother for $100 in 1935 and is now valued at $75,000.

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Appraisal: Civil War Confederate Letters

Check out Ken Gloss's appraisal of Civil War Confederate letters, in Baton Rouge Hour 3.

Appraisal: Louisiana Work Table, ca. 1830

Check out Karen M. Keane's appraisal of a Louisiana work table, ca. 1830, in Baton Rouge Hour 3.

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Web Appraisal: Kentucky Retailer's Crock, ca. 1880

Above: Wes Cowan inspects and appraises a Kentucky crock in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Web Appraisal: German Mettlach Beer Stein, ca. 1907

Above: Suzanne Perrault takes a look at this German Mettlach beer stein, ca. 1907, in Baton Rouge. Can you translate the text printed on it?

Web Appraisal: Virginia Walnut Bottle Case, ca. 1835

Christopher Barber appraises this Virginia walnut bottle case, ca. 1835, whose history the owner reveals is quite Southern.

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