Season Premiere Monday, January 8 at 8 PM ET on PBS
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The new season gets under way with a first-time visit to Harrisburg. In the first hour. Treasures include a Pennsylvania Dutch coffeepot, an 1892 H.F. Farny painting, and a René Lalique necklace which is valued at $200,000-$300,000 during an emotional appraisal.
Hour two takes us to Knoxville, Tennessee where series host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis J. Wahlgren travel to the Rhea County Courthouse to look at a book relating to the Scopes “monkey trial.” Highlights include a collection of personal letters from Amelia Earhart to the guest’s aunt that feature Earhart’s entrepreneurial and self-promotional sprit; Joseph Delaney drawings, circa 1950, purchased from the Knoxville artist’s own home for $20 each and now valued at $2,000 to $3,000; and two Jacob Maentel watercolors, circa 1835 and larger than average, that are appraised for $60,000 to $80,000.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW puts the reality in reality television! Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, the series 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. The 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.