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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Boise, Idaho - Hour 3

Peter J. Shemonsky appraises a ruby and diamond necklace, ca. 1920, for $80,000 to $100,000 in Boise, Idaho. The necklace was originally mailed to the guest’s mother and sat on her front porch unnoticed for several days.
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Peter J. Shemonsky appraises a ruby and diamond necklace, ca. 1920, for $80,000 to $100,000 in Boise, Idaho. The necklace was originally mailed to the guest’s mother and sat on her front porch unnoticed for several days.

Airs Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 8 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.

Brian Witherell (right) appraises a Rococo chest of drawers, ca. 1750, for $7,000 to $10,000 in Boise, Idaho.
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Brian Witherell (right) appraises a Rococo chest of drawers, ca. 1750, for $7,000 to $10,000 in Boise, Idaho.

"Boise, Idaho" (Hour 3) - ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Colleene Fesko at the Boise Art Museum to learn about the works of outsider artist James Castle.

Highlights include an 1822 letter from Thomas Jefferson that documents his reading suggestions for furthering one’s education; a rare Babe Ruth Candy Club membership card, ca. 1926, that details tips from the Babe himself; and a ruby and diamond necklace, ca. 1920, that was originally mailed to the guest’s mother and sat on her front porch unnoticed for several days, valued $80,000 to $100,000.

David Rago (right) appraises a Fulper "Cattail" vase, ca. 1910, for $5,000 to $7,000 in Boise, Idaho.
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David Rago (right) appraises a Fulper "Cattail" vase, ca. 1910, for $5,000 to $7,000 in Boise, Idaho.

Behind the Scenes in Boise

With the foothills in the far distance, nothing could cast a shadow on the fantastic pieces Boise guests brought to the June 29, 2013 ROADSHOW appraisal event. View photos

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