Million Dollar Appraisal Sets New ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Record

. October 1, 2009

Asian arts expert James Callahan couldn’t believe his eyes when a guest produced four pieces of carved Chinese jade at the Raleigh ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event. Callahan’s estimate of the set, including a bowl crafted for the Emperor himself — as much as $1,070,000 — sets a new ROADSHOW record.

This show-stopping moment in ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s season premiere Monday, January 4 at 8/7C PM on PBS, sets the pace for one of the series’ most unpredictable lineups ever.

“As values for antiques rise and fall like other markets, the question has become, ‘What’s it worth NOW?’ ANTIQUES ROADSHOW answers that question, one treasure at a time,” said series host Mark L. Walberg.

ROADSHOW presents twenty brand new episodes in 2010, including two ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Special Editions.

EPISODES 2010 PBS AIRDATES Raleigh, North Carolina January 4, 11, 18 Atlantic City, New Jersey January 25, February 1, 8 Madison, Wisconsin February 15, 22, March 1 Denver, Colorado March 29, April 5, 12 Phoenix, Arizona April 19, 26, May 3 San Jose, California May 10, 17, 24 Special Edition: “Simply the Best” Fall 2010 (ROADSHOW’s appraisal all-stars) Special Edition: Naughty and Nice Winter 2010 (ROADSHOW made a list and checked it twice.)
Here’s a small sample of discoveries from ROADSHOW’s 2010 season:

— Atlantic City, New Jersey: An oil painting by nineteenth-century Canadian artist Cornelius Krieghoff, valued at $200,000 to $300,000. — Madison, Wisconsin: A sterling silver and enamel Tiffany vessel, valued at $50,000 to $100,000. — Denver, Colorado: An heirloom diamond ring, worth an estimated $200,000 to $250,000. — Phoenix, Arizona: Original artwork by Charles Schulz from his comic strip Peanuts, valued at $350,000. — San Jose, California: A late-eighteenth/early-nineteenth-century Alaskan Indian bowl and spoon with a combined value of $250,000 to $275,000.
ROADSHOW proudly adds a third book to its roster. Full of anecdotes, photos, and interviews with cast members and guests, Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes (December 2009, $16.99, Touchstone), is written by the series’ ultimate insider, executive producer Marsha Bemko.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston. Executive producer is Marsha Bemko.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.

ROADSHOW press materials, including downloadable photos, are available at pressroom.wgbh.org and www.pbs.org/pressroom.

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