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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Atlantic City, New Jersey - Hour Two

At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Atlantic City, New Jersey, appraiser Reid Dunavant tells this guest that his figurines, inherited from a relative who owned a museum in Philadelphia in the late 1800s, probably are by 18th-century Austrian woodcarver Simon Troger. If authenticated, the figures could bring as much as $400,000.
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At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Atlantic City, New Jersey, appraiser Reid Dunavant tells this guest that his figurines, inherited from a relative who owned a museum in Philadelphia in the late 1800s, probably are by 18th-century Austrian woodcarver Simon Troger. If authenticated, the figures could bring as much as $400,000.

Airs Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

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 Atlantic City

View photos from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visit to Atlantic City on Saturday, June 6, 2009.

In Atlantic City, New Jersey, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and appraiser Andy Ourant dip into a discussion of the market for swimsuit-clad, early 20th-century bisque figurines, known as bathing beauties.

Program highlights include a collection of Enrico Caruso memorabilia brought by his grandson and a pair of heirloom boxwood and ivory figurines estimated to be worth $50,000 to $75,000, but if confirmed to be 18th-century originals by sculptor Simon Troger, could be worth $400,000. J. Michael Flanigan appraises a sofa made in the Rococo Revival style, ca. 1860, worth $15,000. This episode originally aired in 2010.

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