Antiques Roadshow Ten Year Anniversary ANTIQUES ROADSHOW turns 10 years old in January 2006. The three-time emmy-nominated series continues to be PBS’ most-watched, thanks to an addictive mix of suspense, history and dramatic revelations
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Holy patina! ANTIQUES ROADSHOW turns 10 years old in January 2006. The three-time Emmy-nominated series continues to be PBS’ most-watched, thanks to an addictive mix of suspense, history and dramatic revelations — in bite-size segments. The magic ingredient that keeps viewers coming back for more? It’s the alchemy of turning trash into treasure (and sometimes vice versa) before our very eyes, performed by some of the world’s most adept antiques and collectibles experts. Each appraisal reveals a new surprise — and that never gets old.
Beginning on PBS Monday, January 9, 2006, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, ROADSHOW’s tenth season is packed with firsts — and foremost is the debut of Mark L. Walberg as series host. A seasoned veteran of television reality and quiz shows, Walberg brings a down-to-earth warmth and enthusiasm to each episode, whether he’s welcoming the audience, chatting up guests at the appraisal events or tapping experts for the latest collecting tips and trends.
2006 also heralds the first ANTIQUES ROADSHOW sweepstakes. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “House Calls” turns the tables by inviting viewers to enter and win a ROADSHOW appraisal in the comfort of their own homes — complete with ROADSHOW experts and television cameras. The six lucky “House Calls” winners will be featured on ROADSHOW episodes throughout the 2007 broadcast season. Sweepstakes rules and information will be available online beginning December 12, 2005.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s 2006 lineup of new episodes rivals any of the past decade’s most memorable appraisal moments, with fascinating finds and extraordinary stories from five cities. Tampa, Florida, kicks off the season, followed by Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Providence, Rhode Island; and Bismarck, North Dakota. Here’s a small sample:
In Tampa, Florida, the unsuspecting owner of a hurricane damaged oil painting rolls it unceremoniously onto the ROADSHOW set on a luggage carrier wrapped in cardboard — and exits with a police escort after appraiser Debra Force delivers an estimated auction value of between $250,000 and $500,000. More astonishing still, a second Buttersworth painting, with an auction estimate of $80,000 to $100,000, turns up at the same event!
In Houston, Texas, a sweet story about turtles has nothing to do with chocolates. The owner of a bronze sculpture — commissioned by her father in 1959 for $1,150 — discovers the piece is a valuable reproduction of the 1920s original by sculptress Edith Parsons. Entitled “Turtle Baby,” the statue’s celebration of the reptile has inspired the owner to populate her patio with live turtles. Appraiser Eric Silver’s estimated value of $35,000 to $40,000 could buy a lot of pet food.
In Los Angeles, California, it’s a story ripped from the headlines — actually the funny pages — that gets the attention of ROADSHOW appraisers. The owner, an employee of Hallmark Cards in the 1950s, successfully persuaded the company to create a line of greeting cards using Charles Shulz’ Peanuts characters. Twelve years later, Schulz bestowed a substantial collection of original artwork, sketches and comic strips on the owner, and in a moment of drama that would