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    On Tour: | 2006 Tour

    Behind the Scenes in Honolulu, Hawaii

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      A view of downtown Honolulu from atop Diamond Head State Monument, one of Hawaii's best-known landmarks, formed by a series of volcanic eruptions tens of thousands of years ago.
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      At dawn on the morning of Friday, August 25, the semi-truck containing the Antiques Roadshow set prepares to make its way under police escort to the Hawai'i Convention Center from the Honolulu docks, where it had arrived on Tuesday by cargo ship from California.
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      Safely inside the huge event hall at the convention center, the set is unloaded from the truck by a contingent of Roadshow crew.
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      Almost up and running. Later Friday afternoon the set is in place and the crew spends several hours making sure all equipment is fully functional and ready to go when taping starts Saturday morning at 7:30 sharp.
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      Patient Roadshow fans wait with their items to pass through the "Triage" station, where generalist appraisers will take a first look at what each guest has brought in.
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      After getting their specialist assignments at "Triage," eager fans towing treasures make a dash towards the set to receive their appraisals.
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      This couple, Dorothy and Toshio, pose with a handsome Samurai wood-block print that they bought for $25 in Tokyo in 1950, just after getting married. They said the limited edition is by the Japanese artist Junichiro Sekino.
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      Because Roadshow does not yet offer a Bovine Memorabilia table, this mother-daughter pair had no choice but to take their colorful print to the Posters & Print table.
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      This statuette seems serene all on its own inside the massive convention hall.
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      A couple proudly displays a textile in the characteristic two-color style of traditional Hawaiian quiltmaking.
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      This beautiful pendant was part of a small but all the more impressive collection of Art Deco jewelry that Peter Shemonsky appraised for between $145,000 and $197,000.
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      This cheerful Roadshow guest named Jim waits in the Green Room for his turn to go on-air with a rare and wonderfully preserved Civil War-era sword, which Raphael Eledge appraised for $20,000 to $30,000.
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      Appropriately arrayed in a Hawaiian lei, host Mark Walberg studies his script while shooting stand-ups on Saturday.
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      A man and his Madonna.
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      There's no end to the creativity of Roadshow fans when it comes to transporting their treasures. This Civil War soldier has hitched a ride in a backpack — curiously secured with what looks to be an extension cord.

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      This Roadshow guest seems to be trying to copy the serious expression of the man in the drawing. (But we detect the slight glimmer of a smile.)

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      Appraiser Nicholas Lowry (right) discusses matters with director Bill Francis just prior to taping his appraisal of a pair of Bellagio posters.

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      The sun sets on Honolulu following a full day at the Hawai'i Convention Center, where more than 5,000 people paraded through with their favorite possessions, bringing Roadshow's 2006 Summer Tour to a picturesque conclusion.

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