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‘Antiques Roadshow’ season 17 premieres Jan. 7 on PBS

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Written by PBS News Release   
Friday, 21 December 2012 10:37
Appraiser Alasdair Nichol with a guest. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Dunn.

BOSTON - On Jan. 7, Antiques Roadshow, PBS’s most-watched primetime series, returns for Season 17 with its signature cross-country treasure hunt and another million-dollar discovery

With 21 brand new episodes and six newly restored episodes of “Vintage Roadshow,” Roadshow shares history through America’s untold stories. Host Mark L. Walberg welcomes viewers to join the journey through attics and basements, garage sales and dumpsters, starting Monday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. EST/7C on PBS. Roadshow’s Season 17 episodes will be followed at 9/8C by Market Warriors, the newest adventure for treasure seekers, making Monday nights on PBS, a destination spot for all things antiques.

Antiques Roadshow’s first Season 17 stop is Corpus Christi, Texas, which yielded the highest-value appraisal of the season: a lost Diego Rivera painting, created when the artist was only 18 years old, valued at $800,000-$1,000,000.

From Corpus Christi, Roadshow heads to Boston, Mass.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Rapid City, S.D.; and Seattle, Wash. The season’s three specials include “Junk in the Trunk 3,” where viewers will be treated to never-before-seen appraisals from each of the Season 17 cities; “Finders Keepers,” which profiles items that were discovered in the most memorable of ways, and “Survivors,” featuring treasures that survived natural disasters, fires and more. Vintage Roadshow episodes, shows from the Roadshow archive featuring updated appraisal information and historical facts, will return for a second season.


Corpus Christi: Jan. 7, 14, 21

Boston: Jan. 28, February 4, 11

Myrtle Beach: Feb, 18, 25, March 25

Cincinnati: April 1, 8, 15

Rapid City: April 22, 29, May 6

Seattle: May 13, 20, 27

Special Edition: “Junk in the Trunk 3” TBA

Special Edition: “Finders Keepers” TBA

Special Edition: “Survivors” TBA

Six episodes of “Vintage Roadshow” TBA


Here is a sample of discoveries from Roadshow’s 2013 season:

In Boston, one guest brought in a portrait of herself by Norman Rockwell. The guest, who modeled for Rockwell as a child, also shared a collection of memorabilia valued at $130,000-$140,000.

In Myrtle Beach, a guest’s signed letter from Abraham Lincoln – one of the few written by Lincoln in 1860, as he prepared for the election – is valued at $50,000-$70,000.

In Cincinnati, historically known as a baseball town, Roadshow discovered a 1963 Mickey Mantle bat appraised for $15,000.

In Rapid City, furniture took center stage in the Mount Rushmore state when a suite of Thomas Molesworth pieces from the famous Ranch A are valued at $150,000-$210,000.

In Seattle, the sparkles of jewelry caught Roadshow’s attention. A diamond and enamel wedding jewel was valued at $50,000-$60,000 and a 1920s sapphire and diamond brooch weighed in at $30,000.

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Appraiser Alasdair Nichol with a guest. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Dunn. Appraiser Noel Barrett with a guest. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Dunn.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 09:26

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