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    Birmingham, Alabama: 2015

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    ROADSHOW heads to Birmingham, Alabama not only to search for hidden treasures, but to explore important moments in US history, too.

    Hour 1 | Original Air Date: March 30, 2015 (#1910)

    ARTICLE | How the Teddy Bear Got His Name

    The Teddy bear is one of the most beloved toys in the world. The origin of its name can be traced back to an unlikely source!

    FIELD TRIP | Martin Luther King, Jr. Documents

    Catherine Williamson and Mark L. Walberg discuss the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century and to look at materials related to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


    BONUS VIDEO | Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

    Check out more from ROADSHOW's visit to the Civil Rights Institute with more on Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.



    Hour 2 | Original Air Date: April 6, 2015 (#1911)

    FIELD TRIP | Law Enforcement Collectibles

    Take a trip behind bars with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW!

    ARTICLE | An Overview of Current Ivory Law

    The legal regime that regulates the trade in ivory is notoriously complex


    FIELD TRIP | Antique Cast Iron Objects

    Stuart Whitehurst and Mark L. Walberg head to Sloss Furnaces to check out some antique cast iron objects in Birmingham, Hour 2.

    ARCHIVE | Andy Warhol on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

    Check out more finds by Andy Warhol found at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW over the years!ved toys in the world. The origin of its name can be traced back to an unlikely source!


    ARTICLE | The Mysteries of Golf: What's In A Swing?

    Can anyone solve the mysteries of golf? John Falter explores a plethora of swings in his Saturday Evening Post cover, "Golf Driving Range."

    ARTICLE | Must-Read: Bill Clinton's 1968 Letter Home from Oxford

    While a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in 1968, a young Bill Clinton exchanged letters with a friend back home in Arkansas. Published here for the first time, the document reveals the future president's early political acumen, attention to details, and a folksy charm that would become one of his trademarks.



    Hour 3 | Original Air Date: April 13, 2015 (#1912)

    VIDEO | The Secrets of a Bundu Mask

    Learn the secrets of a Bundu mask from John Buxton in this bonus video from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's visit to the Birmingham Museum of Art

    FIELD TRIP | African Carved Female Figure

    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW met up with John A. Buxton at the Birmingham Museum of Fine Arts to talk about a 19th-century African carved female figure.


    HIGHLIGHT | See Picasso's Famous Painting

    Appraiser Suzanne Perrault called attention to similarities between a piece of Picasso Madoura pottery and his famous 1907 painting, "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon."

    OWNER INTERVIEW | 1960 Inscribed "To Kill A Mockingbird"

    Growing up, the owner of this 1960 "To Kill A Mockingbird" was able to spend time with Harper Lee. Hear her personal story in this exclusive interview!


    HIGHLIGHT | See More WPA Posters

    How Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal project put artists to work creating millions of posters



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    VIDEO | Web Appraisal

    Find out more about this 1882 Rookwood vase with an unusual shape!

    VIDEO | Web Appraisal

    Aaron Bastian appraises a Guy Pène du Bois, "Reclining Nude" Oil in Birmingham, Alabama.


    VIDEO | Web Appraisal

    In Birmingham, Alabama, Ted Trotta appraises a Navajo & Zuni Ketoh collection.

    VIDEO | Web Appraisal

    Have you ever seen a wedding gown like this? Check out Steven Porterfield's appraisal of this one from ca. 1880 in Birmingham, Alabama.


    VIDEO | Web Appraisal

    Can you imagine wearing a pair of pants like these? Take a look at a pair of Levi's jeans made for advertising along with some fun posters in Birmingham and find out how much they're worth from Katy Kane.

    VIDEO | Web Appraisal

    Find out more about these colorful Kiowa gauntlets, ca. 1890, found in Birmingham, Alabama and appraised by John Buxton.


    VIDEO | The Birmingham Feedback Booth

    Guests share their stories after their appraisals in the Feedback Booth!

    VIDEO | "Big Bertha" and the Alabama Theatre

    How much is a Mighty Wurlitzer organ worth? The digital team finds out in this web-exclusive visit to the beloved Alabama Theatre.


    SLIDESHOW | Behind the Scenes in Birmingham

    Photos from the appraisal event in June 2014.


    Fake Chippendale-Style Chest-on-Chest
    Andrew Holter

    $800-$1,500
    Birmingham


    Multicolored Gold Pocketwatch, ca. 1885
    Craig Evan Small

    $4,000
    Birmingham


    Andy Warhol Hand-Colored Lithographs
    Nigel Freeman

    $20,000-$30,000
    Birmingham


    1896 Frederic Remington Portrait with Letter
    Colleene Fesko

    $600,000-$800,000
    Birmingham


    Chinese Famille Rose Vase, ca. 1835
    Richard Cervantes

    $6,000-$8,000
    Birmingham


    William Aiken Walker Oil Painting, ca.1880
    Riley Humler

    $5,000-$8,000
    Birmingham


    1905 Shirayamadani Rookwood Vase
    David Rago

    $4,000-$6,000
    Birmingham


    "Maggie Bessie" & "Alabama Baby" Dolls
    Billye Harris

    $13,500-$17,000
    Birmingham


    Steiff Bear, ca. 1950
    Noel Barrett

    $3,500
    Birmingham


    Pomo Gift Basket, ca. 1860
    Linda Dyer

    $8,000-$10,000
    Birmingham


    1904 Silver Presentation Punch Bowl
    David Walker

    $8,000-$12,000
    Birmingham


    Late 19th-Century Australian Aboriginal Artifacts
    Anthony Slayter-Ralph

    $3,900-$4,600
    Birmingham


    Emilio Fiaschi Marble Sculpture, ca. 1890
    Eric Silver

    $7,500
    Birmingham


    Folk Art Carved Coal Lion
    Ken Farmer

    $6,000-$8,000
    Birmingham


    1770 François Eisen Painting
    David Weiss

    $4,000-$6,000
    Birmingham


    Henry Elmore Archive, ca. 1960
    Jasmani Francis

    $1,500-$2,500
    Birmingham


    Art Deco Style Diamond & Sapphire Earrings
    John Colasacco

    $5,000-$7,000
    Birmingham


    Earl Pardon Mosaic Bracelet, ca. 1985
    Sarah Churgin

    $4,000-$5,000
    Birmingham


    Dutch Rococo Revival Desk, ca. 1890
    Sebastian Clarke

    $1,000-$1,500
    Birmingham


    1952 John Falter Illustration with Letter
    Alan Fausel

    $200,000-$250,000
    Birmingham


    1976 Andy Warhol Illustrated Title Page
    Meredith Hilferty

    $3,000-$5,000
    Birmingham


    1968 Bill Clinton Letters
    Ken Gloss

    $12,000-$13,000
    Birmingham


    Chuck McKimson Archive, ca. 1995
    James Supp

    $3,000-$4,500
    Birmingham


    Ithaca Calendar Shelf Clock, ca. 1880
    John Delaney

    $2,500
    Birmingham


    WWII Randall Fighting Knife
    Jeffrey Shrader

    $3,500-$4,000
    Birmingham


    Chinese Summer Robe, ca. 1905
    Robert Waterhouse

    $4,000-$10,000
    Birmingham


    1791 George Washington Silhouette Miniature
    Leigh Keno

    $9,500-$18,000
    Birmingham


    René Lalique "Faucon" Hood Ornament, ca. 1930
    Arlie Sulka

    $5,000-$6,000
    Birmingham


    1892 Alexander III Russian Imperial Plate
    David Lackey

    $2,500-$3,000
    Birmingham


    1955 Gibson Les Paul Special with Case
    James Baggett

    $10,000-$12,000
    Birmingham


    Replica San Quentin Death Row Ball & Chain
    Jason Preston

    $150-$300
    Birmingham


    1920 Kalo Silver Service
    Reid Dunavant

    $30,000-$50,000
    Birmingham


    Emile Jumeau Doll, ca. 1880
    Floyd Jones

    $16,000-$18,000
    Birmingham


    Paul Dachsel Vase & Robert Hanke Bird Bowl, ca. 1905
    Riley Humler

    $3,500-$4,750
    Birmingham


    Morimura Brothers Owl Vase, ca. 1905
    Nicholas Dawes

    $1,500
    Birmingham


    English Silver Loving Cup, ca. 1750
    David Walker

    $4,000-$6,000
    Birmingham


    Patrick Kelly Jewelry & Scarf, ca. 1980
    Jill Burgum

    $1,200-$1,300
    Birmingham


    Necklace & Diamond Ring, ca. 1920
    Gloria Lieberman

    $33,500-$34,000
    Birmingham


    John Sawin Lyre Banjo Clock, ca. 1825
    Gary Sullivan

    $1,200
    Birmingham


    Southern Ladderback Chair. ca. 1795
    Brian Witherell

    $3,000
    Birmingham


    Rolex Military Watch, ca. 1945
    Jeff Cohen

    $40,000-$50,000
    Birmingham


    Mario Sabo Lounge Chair, ca. 1968
    Leslie Keno

    $3,000-$4,000
    Birmingham


    Picasso Madoura "Nez Pincé" Plate
    Suzanne Perrault

    $6,000-$7,000
    Birmingham


    Titanic Survivor Photograph & Book
    Grant Zahajko

    $7,500
    Birmingham


    Loetz Glass Vase, ca. 1910
    Meredith Meuwly

    $2,000-$3,000
    Birmingham


    1821 John James Audubon Portrait
    Alasdair Nichol

    $30,000-$50,000
    Birmingham


    WPA Poster, ca. 1935
    Nicholas Lowry

    $2,000-$3,000
    Birmingham


    1960 Inscribed "To Kill A Mockingbird"
    Ken Gloss

    $12,000-$15,000
    Birmingham


    Chinese Gilt Decorated Vase, ca. 1900
    Lark Mason

    $8,000-$12,000
    Birmingham


    1933 George Washington Carver Letter
    John Schulman

    $1,000
    Birmingham


    1887 Frank Bramley Oil Paintings
    Aaron Bastian

    $25,000-$35,000
    Birmingham


    Bissonnet Confederate Presentation Sword
    Rafael Eledge

    $30,000
    Birmingham


    1938 Gibson A-Style Guitar
    Peter Shaw

    $5,000-$6,000
    Birmingham


    Chaim Gross "Acrobat" Sculpture, ca. 1940
    Eric Silver

    $5,000
    Birmingham


    WWII Trench Art Lighthouse Lamp
    Jason Preston

    $1,200
    Birmingham


    1922 Folk Art Blacksmith Shop Model
    Ken Farmer

    $3,000-$5,000
    Birmingham


    Rose Cabat Glazed Vase, ca. 1950
    David Rago

    $1,500-$2,000
    Birmingham