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    Charleston, West Virginia: 2015

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    In our first-ever visit to West Virginia, we dig up the truth about diamonds and uncover the history of family gems!

    Hour 1 | Original Air Date: May 11, 2015 (#1916)

    FIELD TRIP | Diamond Myths

    Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kevin Zavian bust some popular diamond myths

    ARTICLE | What Was the Manhattan Project?

    Learn more about the massive, top-secret U.S. effort to develop an atomic bomb during the height of World War II.



    Hour 2 | Original Air Date: May 18, 2015 (#1917)

    FIELD TRIP | Ohio Valley Glass

    Watch Kathy Bailey and host Mark L. Walberg discuss Ohio Valley glass in this field trip from Charleston, Hour 2! Plus, help us find a missing piece!

    ARTICLE | Who Were the Zouaves?

    Find out more about the Civil War soldiers in the exotic uniforms!


    BONUS VIDEO | Go Behind Bars with ROADSHOW

    Check out how this salesman sample door for an Alcatraz jail cell operates. Plus, learn more about law enforcement collectibles!

    BONUS VIDEO | Listen to this Folk Art Banjo!

    After Ken Farmer's appraisal of this family heirloom, he played a tune for its owner. Watch and hear what this banjo sounds like!


    ARCHIVE | See the Bronze Tiger

    We've seen our fair share of bronzes on ROADSHOW. Check out a smaller version of the tiger appraised in Charleston, Hour 2!



    Hour 3 | Original Air Date: May 25, 2015 (#1918)

    ARTICLE | Tolkien's Middle Earth Travels to the Midwest

    Read a transcript of J.R.R. Tolkien's letter to William B. Ready about his now-classic literary material, and get a close-up look at Tolkien's distinctive handwriting.

    ARTICLE | How American Indian Reservations Came to Be

    An Indian reservation is land reserved for and managed by a Native American tribe, its sovereignty limited by federal and state or local law. Today, there are roughly 300 reservations in the United States. But how and why did Indian reservations come to be?


    VIDEO | See the Vase After Cleaning

    Newcomb College pottery is very collectible. But what can make it even more desirable? A good cleaning! See David Rago take this valuable vase to the next level in this exclusive clip.

    ARCHIVE | Highlight

    Did you see the Torino lamp in Charleston, Hour 3? Take a look at a robot version we found earlier this season in Bismarck, North Dakota!


    FIELD TRIP | Cigarette Booklets

    Rafael Eledge and host Mark L. Walberg look at cigarette booklets of Civil War generals in Charleston, Hour 3.



    More

    WEB APPRAISAL | Alberto Vargas Playing Cards, ca. 1953

    Mark Moran appraises a set of Alberto Vargas pinup playing cards

    WEB APPRAISAL | 1888 Victorian Wedding Cake Topper

    Has the value of this Victorian cake topper gone stale? Find out from Meredith Meuwly


    SLIDESHOW | Behind the Scenes in Charleston

    Photos from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's August 16th appraisal event in Charleston, WV

    WEB APPRAISAL | 1919 Shepardstown Fair Poster

    Nicho Lowry appraises a 1919 Donaldson Lithographic Co. Poster in Charleston, WV.


    WEB APPRAISAL | Chinese Cloisonné Cats, ca. 1920

    Lark Mason appraises a pair of Chinese Cloisonné Cats, ca. 1920 in Charleston, WV.

    WEB APPRAISAL | School of Paris Prints, ca. 1930

    Nigel Freeman appraises a group of School of Paris Prints, ca. 1930 in Charleston, West Virginia.


    WEB APPRAISAL | Miniature Dresser & Bed, ca. 1865

    See these pieces of miniature furniture appraised by Floyd Jones in Charleston, West Virginia!

    Reproduction Mme Pompadour Highboy
    John Nye

    $1,500-$2,500
    Charleston


    1945 Oak Ridge Journal Archive
    John Schulman

    $2,500-$3,500
    Charleston


    Artistic Carving Co. Eagle, ca. 1950
    Allan Katz

    $200
    Charleston


    1854 Edward Beyer Panoramic Oil
    Colleene Fesko

    $250,000
    Charleston


    Indian Silver Hunting Bowl, ca. 1900
    David Walker

    $4,000-$10,000
    Charleston


    Miniature Vienna Regulator Clock, ca. 1900
    Dean Armentrout

    $1,200
    Charleston


    Inlaid Cherry Work Table, ca. 1810
    LaGina Austin

    $6,000-$8,000
    Charleston


    Pete Seeger Autographed Sign
    Timothy Gordon

    $2,000-$3,000
    Charleston


    Navajo Yeibichai Rug, ca. 1930
    Linda Dyer

    $3,000-$3,500
    Charleston


    Pennsylvania RR New York Poster, ca. 1955
    Nicholas Lowry

    $4,000-$6,000
    Charleston


    Kiowa Pipe Tomahawk & Rattle, ca. 1880
    Ted Trotta

    $10,000
    Charleston


    1907 Tiffany Engineers' Club Goblet
    Eric Silver

    $2,000-$3,000
    Charleston


    Massoni Jeweled Desk Object, ca. 1965
    Lea Koonce Ogundiran

    $5,000
    Charleston


    Ruth & Wagner Signed Ball, ca. 1933
    Leila Dunbar

    $30,000
    Charleston


    Early 20th C. Carnival Glass Bowl
    David McCarron

    $6,000-$8,000
    Charleston


    Mochaware Mug
    David Lackey

    $1,200-$1,800
    Charleston


    Art Deco Dunhill Lighter, ca. 1930
    Laura Woolley

    $3,000-$4,000
    Charleston


    Chinese Reproduction Majolica Teapot
    Suzanne Perrault

    $25
    Charleston


    Qing Dynasty Chinese Vases, ca. 1785
    Lark Mason

    $600-$800
    Charleston


    Qing Dynasty Chinese Vases, ca. 1785
    Lark Mason

    $600-$800
    Charleston


    Art Deco Silhouette Mannequins, ca. 1925
    Meredith Meuwly

    $1,500-$2,500
    Charleston


    Cow Horn Settee, ca. 1990
    Andrew Brunk

    $2,000-$3,000
    Charleston


    Pre-Columbian Peruvian Implement
    John Buxton

    $3,000-$5,000
    Charleston


    Tuan Stone Scholar's Screen, ca. 1790
    James Callahan

    $5,000-$7,000
    Charleston


    A.H. Huntington "Yawning Tiger" Bronze
    Kerry Shrives

    $25,000-$35,000
    Charleston


    Gold & Coral Bracelet, ca. 1870
    Sarah Churgin

    $2,500
    Charleston


    Folk Art Inlaid Banjo, ca. 1900
    Ken Farmer

    $3,000-$4,000
    Charleston


    Civil War Duryee's Zouaves Group
    Rafael Eledge

    $16,000
    Charleston


    British Rainbow Spatterware Pot, ca. 1860
    Nicholas Dawes

    $3,000-$5,000
    Charleston


    1934 Gene Kloss "Indian Pueblo" Etching
    Nigel Freeman

    $4,000-$6,000
    Charleston


    Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Pastel, ca. 1950
    Alasdair Nichol

    $10,000-$15,000
    Charleston


    1932 Alcatraz Jail Cell Salesman Sample
    Noel Barrett

    $15,000
    Charleston


    1944 Frederick Blakeslee "Battle Birds" Oil
    Mark Moran

    $4,000-$5,000
    Charleston


    Marilyn Monroe Publicity & Film Stills
    Laura Woolley

    $18,000-$20,000
    Charleston


    1849 Gold Rush Ship's Log & Register
    Ken Sanders

    $40,000-$50,000
    Charleston


    Frederick Rhead Chamber Pot & Shaving Mug
    David Lackey

    $1,300-$2,000
    Charleston


    1/16-Size French Violin, ca. 1860
    Claire Givens

    $1,500-$2,000
    Charleston


    Pairpoint Lamp, ca. 1910
    David McCarron

    $6,000-$8,000
    Charleston


    Weller Eocean Claude Leffler Pot, ca. 1905
    David Rago

    $500-$700
    Charleston


    Sam Snead Hats, ca. 1980
    Leila Dunbar

    $1,000
    Charleston


    Sam Snead Hats, ca. 1980
    Leila Dunbar

    $1,000
    Charleston