New season of ‘Antiques Roadshow’ returns Monday nights

“Antiques Roadshow” returns “reality” to “reality television.”

Part adventure, part history lesson and part treasure hunt, “Antiques Roadshow” is a 13-time Emmy Award-nominee and PBS’ most-watched ongoing series. In each hour-long episode, specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. “Antiques Roadshow” cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, flea market finds and items saved from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these items.

Tune in Monday nights at 7 p.m., beginning Jan. 7, for an all-new season of exciting finds on Arizona PBS. Be sure to register to for a chance to have your items appraised when “Antiques Roadshow” films live at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden on April 16, 2019.

Jan. 7:  Meadow Brook Hall (Part One)

Visit the grounds of the historic Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan, and learn the story behind beloved family heirlooms, thrift store finds and more – including a $77,500 appraisal. Watch via Passport.

Jan. 14: Meadow Brook Hall (Part Two)

Discover Detroit-area treasures as they are appraised at the historic estate of Matilda Dodge Wilson. Meadow Brook Hall finds include a Keith Haring archive, Harry Bertoia brooches and an 1835 “City of Detroit” map. One of these treasures is worth $40,000-$60,000. Watch via Passport.

Jan. 21: Meadow Brook Hall (Part Three)

Magnificent Michigan treasures shine at Meadow Brook Hall, including a Civil War presentation sword and portrait; Danny Lyon Civil Rights posters; and a copy of “The First Men in the Moon” signed by Neil Armstrong. Watch via Passport.

Jan. 28: Ca’d’Zan (Part One)

Travel to sunny Sarasota for standout finds at Ca’ d’Zan, the home of circus royalty John and Mable Ringling. Highlights include 1954-1956 Topps baseball cards, a The John Ringling Hotel plate and a Harry Bertoia bronze. Watch via Passport.

Feb. 4: Ca’d’Zan (Part Two)

Head to Ca’ d’Zan to discover treasures that are fitting for a celebration of “The Greatest Show on Earth,” like an 1866 Otto Georgi painting, an Augsburg silver Kiddush cup and “How Man Learned to Fly” illustrations. Watch via Passport.

Feb. 11: Ca’d’Zan (Part Three)

There’s no clowning around when it comes to capturing showstopping appraisals at the Ringlings’ Sarasota mansion. Highlights include a Nakashima table, a Yankees ring and illustrated baseball, and an Elijah Pierce relief-carved plaque. Watch via Passport.

Feb. 18: Hotel Del Coronado (Part One)

Check in to Hotel del Coronado in San Diego to see sensational finds at a stunning seaside setting, such as a 1962 Baldessari oil “Sign for Rothko & Albers,” a Fortuny Delphos gown and a “Kitchen Debate” table with a signed Nixon photo. Watch via Passport.

Feb. 25: Hotel Del Coronado (Part Two)

Discover covetable California items appraised at Hotel del Coronado like a 1915 San Diego Exposition poster, a Joan Crawford archive from around 1940 and a Margaret Bourke-White photograph of Gandhi. Watch via Passport.

April 1: Hotel del Coronado (Part Three)

Wrap up this three-part visit to Hotel del Coronado in San Diego with even more fantastic finds such as a Dr. Seuss-illustrated program and drawing, Seth Kinman’s Colt Model 1851 presentation pistol, and a 1920 John Fery oil. Watch via Passport.

April 8: Philbrook Museum (Hour One)

Travel to Tulsa for treasures appraised at Philbrook Museum of Art, including a 2006 J.K. Rowling-signed “Harry Potter” book, the first “Yield” sign with documentation and a 1949 Model 4500 Rolex and box. Watch via Passport.

April 15: Philbrook Museum (Hour Two)

Experience outstanding Oklahoma appraisals at Philbrook Museum of Art,such as a Charles Wilda “The Hour of Prayer” oil, a 1950 Gibson SJ-200 guitar and a baroque bureau brise from about 1690. Watch online.

April 22: Philbrook Museum (Hour Three)

It’s the final day in Tulsa, which includes a Dali “The Art Institute” etching, a 1964 Frank Sinatra letter and a Mississippian culture effigy pot from between 900-1500 AD. Watch online.

May 6: Churchill Downs Race Track (Hour One)

It’s off to the races for amazing appraisals at Churchill Downs Racetrack, like a Twin Spires painted roof slate from around 1895, a 1943 Picasso ink-on-paper and 1963 letter, and an art deco brooch. Watch online.

May 13: Churchill Downs Race Track (Hour Two)

Discover first-place finds at Churchill Downs Racetrack, including a 1966 MGM Grinch figure, a Georgian & Victorian mourning jewelry collection and a Larson Bros. symphonic harp mandolin.

May 20: Churchill Downs Race Track (Hour Three)

Giddy up for great appraisals at Churchill Downs Racetrack, such as a Chinese gilt bronze Bodhisattva, CA. 1650, a Nicolai Fechin oil portrait and an 1861 Fred Kaiffer caved holly sewing box.

 

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