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It’s a fast game when ANTIQUES ROADSHOW returns for its 13th season on PBS, with host Mark L. Walberg and a cast of thousands: collectors from six U.S. cities, who bet that their prized possessions will win them a slot on the six-time Emmy® Award-nominated PBS series. At the top of the heap: a guest at the Palm Springs, California, ROADSHOW event who antes up an old housewarming gift only to discover that the 1937 painting, by noted American abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still, is conservatively estimated to be worth $500,000 — making it the most valuable object ever appraised on the series.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s new season begins Monday, January 5, 2009, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET and airs on consecutive Mondays, with repeat broadcasts Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS.
Palm Springs, California, also wins the toss for first slot in ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s new 2009 season. In addition to the exciting Clyfford Still discovery, the premiere episode features a segment with a completely different spin on hidden treasures: a conversation with private collector Jim McCarty, who lost more than half his large collection of coveted California plein air paintings to theft. McCarty reveals the tactics that led to his recovery of many of the works of art; he invites the public to join the hunt.
From Palm Springs, ROADSHOW trots off to Dallas, Texas, to inspect antique state flags; uncovers the history of air travel posters in aviation hub Wichita, Kansas; fires a real Civil War cannon in Chattanooga, Tennessee; takes an appraising look at modern, locally manufactured furniture in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and navigates Mystic Seaport’s outstanding collection of maritime paintings near Hartford, Connecticut.
ROADSHOW deals up 20 new episodes in 2009, including two ANTIQUES ROADSHOW special editions.
Palm Springs, California – January 5, 12, 19
Dallas, Texas – January 26, February 2, 9
Wichita, Kansas – February 16, 23, March 23
Chattanooga, Tennessee – March 30, April 6, 13
Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 20, 27, May 4
Hartford, Connecticut – May 11, 18, 25
Special Edition: “Big & Little” (finds of extraordinary sizes)
Special Edition: “Relative Riches” (puts family folk lore to the test)
Following is a small sample of jackpot-winning discoveries from ROADSHOW’s 2009 season:
Palm Springs, California – The black dress created for and worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1959 movie Some Like It Hot, valued at $150,000-$200,000.
Dallas, Texas – An 1847 oil painting by noted 19th-century artist James Henry Beard titled The Illustrious Guest — featuring the famous American statesman Henry Clay as a guest in a tavern — valued at $300,000-$500,000
Wichita, Kansas – A collection of Mickey Mantle payroll checks and a 1949 team photo of the Independence Yankees — given to the guest by her grandfather who managed the team the first year that Mickey Mantle played — valued at $150,000-$200,000
Chattanooga, Tennessee – An exquisite diamond necklace with pearl and platinum detail made in the late 1800s by Phelps &