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Antiques Roadshow: Wichita, Kansas - Hour Three

At "Antiques Roadshow" in Wichita, Kansas, this collector of antique tools proudly holds a late-18th-century surveyor's compass he bought for $120. Although he suspected the compass's age would add to its value, the owner had no idea the instrument's maker was Goldsmtih Chamblee, one of the finest clockmakers in the Virginia colonies. Chamblee's name rockets the compass' retail value to $20,000 to $25,000.
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At "Antiques Roadshow" in Wichita, Kansas, this collector of antique tools proudly holds a late-18th-century surveyor's compass he bought for $120. Although he suspected the compass's age would add to its value, the owner had no idea the instrument's maker was Goldsmtih Chamblee, one of the finest clockmakers in the Virginia colonies. Chamblee's name rockets the compass' retail value to $20,000 to $25,000.

Airs Monday, June 20, 2011 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

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"Antiques Roadshow" visits the Wichita Art Museum’s collection of Art Nouveau works by glassmaker Frederick Carder, co-founder of the Steuben Glass Company. Discoveries include a 1920s Buddy “L” toy sand and gravel truck; a 19th-century bronze sculpture by British artist Edward Onslow Ford; and an 18th-century surveyor’s compass, made by one of the finest clockmakers in the Virginia colonies, valued at $20,000 to $25,000.

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