I love Antiques Roadshow! I love to see the treasures people have held onto for generations! So, I’m really looking forward to all-new summer Antiques Roadshow vintage episodes. Viewers will have a chance to look back at memorable objects from previous seasons to discover what they are worth in today’s market, including a rare item that brought the expert–not the guest–to tears.
“A favorite appraisal of both fans and our staff is revisited this summer in our Vintage premiere episode,” said Marsha Bemko, the show’s executive producer. “We often see guests tearing up as they learn about their item, but this time the appraiser was brought to tears by the rarity and magnificence of this ancient statue! We can’t wait for fans to see the range of surprises coming up as part of Roadshow’s Vintage summer.”
To view the original appraisal of the Tang dynasty marble lion from Roadshow’s trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2002, click here. And to watch appraiser Lark Mason recently recall the emotions he felt upon first seeing the eighth-century object, click here.
Tune in to Vintage Albuquerque June 19 on PBS to find out how the value has held up in the market. In addition to Albuquerque, Season 21 Vintage episodes also feature updates on earlier visits to Hot Springs, Arkansas; Austin, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Seattle, Washington; Kansas City, Missouri and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Among other surprising discoveries revealed in Antiques Roadshow Vintage episodes, viewers will learn about:
- An ornate hall stand from the 1880s that belonged to a notorious gunfighter from the Old West.
- A 1650 Sanson map of North America, the first printed map to show all five Great Lakes.
Part adventure, part history lesson and part treasure hunt, Antiques Roadshow, is the most-watched ongoing primetime series on PBS. It airs on Mondays at 7 p.m. CDT, 8 p.m. ET.
Do you watch the show? What has been your favorite episode to date? Also, do you have any family treasures you think might be worth something? I bought some paintings about 10 years ago that were signed “KUPUR.” They are so beautiful! If Antiques Roadshow ever comes back to Oklahoma City, I might stand in line and see if I can get an appraisal.