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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 2012

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    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, with host Mark L. Walberg, found some show-stealing treasures in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — former steel capital of the world.

    Hour 1 | Original Air Date: February 13, 2012 (#1607)

    ARTICLE: Who Was "Mr. Thompson"?

    His name's inscribed on the pistols' silver escutcheons, but who was John P. Thompson? ROADSHOW worked with History Detectives to find out.

    SLIDESHOW: 1788 Daily Advertiser: All the News That Was Fit to Print

    In Pittsburgh, appraiser Ken Gloss spotted a valuable 1788 newspaper that featured New York’s deliberations on ratifying the Constitution — on the back of page one. So what made front-page news that day?

    VIDEO: Field Segment

    At the Andy Warhol Museum, ROADSHOW checks out some early works of the Pittsburgh native from his pre-Factory days.


    Hour 2 | Original Air Date: February 20, 2012 (#1608)

    VIDEO: Interview with the Yellow Mine-Cut Diamond Ring Owner

    Hear more from Dabby, the owner of a dazzling diamond ring that was appraised in Pittsburgh for $70,000-$90,000!

    VIDEO: Interview with the Charles Darwin First Editions Owner

    Cliff, the owner of three Charles Darwin first editions, spoke with us about how his feelings towards the rare books evolved after his appraisal in Pittsburgh!

    VIDEO: Steel Jewelry

    At the former Homestead Steel Works, ROADSHOW looks at strikingly delicate examples of jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron.


    Hour 3 | Original Air Date: February 27, 2012 (#1609)

    DISCUSSION: We Want to Hear From You!

    It's worth $3,000. It's clearly a wooden shelf from 1726, but the question remains, what was it actually for?

    UPDATE: "The Indian Rolls": Setting the Record Straight

    When Bruce Shackelford discovered a partially legible name on the back of a Kiowa toy cradle, he suggested searching the "Indian Rolls" to find out more. But what are those?


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    VIDEO: The Pittsburgh Feedback Booth

    Guests from Pittsburgh share their family secrets, or at least their family heirlooms, in the ROADSHOW feedback booth.

    SLIDESHOW: Behind the Scenes in Pittsburgh

    Photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Pittsburgh on August, 13, 2011!

    VIDEO: German Painted Tin Toys

    Noel Barrett appraises two hand-painted German tin clown toys, ca. 1915.

    VIDEO: Tiffany Leaded Glass Table Lamp

    Appraiser David McCarron looks at a Tiffany table lamp and sheds some light on how condition issues can affect value.

    VIDEO: Railroad Posters & Prints

    The owner of a collection of railroad posters and prints has no problem getting on board with Nicho Lowery's appraisal estimate in Pittsburgh.

    VIDEO: Pennsylvania Stoneware Pot

    Pottery expert Matthew Quinn appraises an 1860 Pennsylvania stoneware flower pot.

    VIDEO: Bradshaw Crandell Painting of Esther Williams

    Robin Starr checks out a painting of the swimmer-turned-movie star, who was clearly ready for her close-up.

    VIDEO: Early-19th-C. Federal Brass Andirons

    Kerry Shrives appraises a pair of Boston federal brass andirons from the early 19th century.

    VIDEO: 1946 "Mexican People" Portfolio

    Kelly Troester appraises a collection of lithographs by the Taller de Gráfica Popular.

    VIDEO: 19th-C. Dyak Headhunter Knife

    Anthony Slayter-Ralph gets an up-close look at a 19th-c. Dyak headhunter knife — complete with actual human hair!

    New England Highboy, ca. 1780
    Wendell Garrett

    $1,000-$1,500
    HR 1


    1788 New York Daily Advertiser
    Ken Gloss

    $2,500-$3,500
    HR 1


    Charles Limbert Signed Oil Lamp, ca. 1905
    Matthew Quinn

    $2,500-$3,500
    HR 1


    Mexican War & Civil War Uniforms
    Rafael Eledge

    $12,000-$16,000
    HR 1


    Demantoid, Diamond & Ruby Brooch, ca. 1890
    Peter Schaffer

    $12,000-$18,000
    HR 1


    Carolyn Wyeth Still Life, ca. 1940
    Nan Chisholm

    $15,000
    HR 1


    Silk Kashan Rug, ca. 1920
    James Ffrench

    $15,000-$20,000
    HR 1


    Joseph Olabade Bead Picture, ca. 1975
    John Buxton

    $3,000-$5,000
    HR 1


    1952 Gibson ES-295 Electric Guitar
    Richard Johnston

    $8,000
    HR 1


    Cole Porter & Monty Woolley Letters
    Kathleen Guzman

    $50,000-$70,000
    HR 1


    Cased Pair of Deringer Pistols, ca. 1845
    Christopher Mitchell

    $30,000
    HR 1


    Webb Peachblow Glass Vase, ca. 1880
    Kathleen Bailey

    $2,500-$3,500
    HR 1


    17th-Century Chinese Rhinoceros Horn Cup
    Lark Mason

    $350,000-$450,000
    HR 1


    Conch Pearl Stick Pin, ca. 1915
    Kevin Zavian

    $1,500-$2,000
    HR 1


    1876 Isaac Broome Porcelain Bust
    David Rago

    $50,000
    HR 1


    North American Indian Club & Pipe, ca. 1890
    Linda Dyer

    $2,800-$3,900
    HR 2


    Three Charles Darwin First Editions, ca. 1830
    Francis Wahlgren

    $142,000-$284,000
    HR 2


    Carved Wood Devil Figure, ca. 1925
    Nancy Druckman

    $4,000-$5,000
    HR 2


    Gentleman's Waistcoat, ca 1775
    Steven Porterfield

    $1,000-$1,500
    HR 2


    Early 20th-Century Daum Art Glass Lamp
    David McCarron

    $5,000-$6,000
    HR 2


    German Bisque Googly Doll, ca. 1910
    Floyd Jones

    $4,000-$5,000
    HR 2


    Pennsylvania Percussion Rifle, ca. 1840
    Paul Carella

    $12,000-$15,000
    HR 2


    1936 Lionel Trains Mural Photograph Posters
    Nicholas Lowry

    $7,000-$9,000
    HR 2


    Hepplewhite Inlaid Games Table, ca. 1810
    Gary Sullivan

    $6,000-$9,000
    HR 2


    Julius Assmann Gold Half-Hunter Watch, ca. 1880
    Jonathan Snellenburg

    $6,000-$8,000
    HR 2


    Marklin Gauge 1 Toy Train, ca. 1900
    Noel Barrett

    $2,000-$3,000
    HR 2


    6.5 Ct. Yellow Mine-Cut Diamond Ring, ca. 1900
    Kate Waterhouse

    $70,000-$90,000
    HR 2


    Chinese Ivory Brush Pot, ca. 1875
    James Callahan

    $30,000
    HR 2


    Ruba Rombic Decanter Set, ca. 1926
    Kathleen Bailey

    $9,000-$10,000
    HR 2


    1865 Silver-Plate Fire Trumpet
    Philip Weiss

    $5,000
    HR 2


    Continental Majolica Plates, ca. 1900
    David Rago

    $200-$300
    HR 2


    Child's Oak Bouncy Seat, ca. 1905
    Anne Igelbrink

    $500
    HR 2


    Carved Hadley Chest, ca. 1710
    Andrew Brunk

    $30,000-$35,000
    HR 3


    Art Deco Jade & Sapphire Ring, ca. 1928
    Gloria Lieberman

    $10,000-$20,000
    HR 3


    Kennedy Family Correspondence, ca. 1960
    Stephen Massey

    $15,000-$20,000
    HR 3


    1946 Rockwell Kent "Land of Peace" Oil
    Alan Fausel

    $150,000-$250,000
    HR 3


    Faience Manufacturing Company Vase, ca. 1886
    J. Garrison Stradling

    $1,500-$2,500
    HR 3


    18th-Century Chinese Enamel Plaque
    Robert Waterhouse

    $5,000-$8,000
    HR 3


    Jumeau Doll, ca. 1885
    Nancy McCray

    $7,000-$8,000
    HR 3


    Chinese Jade & Porcelain Figures, ca. 1925
    Lark Mason

    $20,100-$30,200
    HR 3


    World War II Patrol Torpedo Boat Commander's Group
    Jeffrey Shrader

    $7,000-$8,000
    HR 3


    1885 Kiowa Beaded Toy Baby Carrier
    Bruce Shackelford

    $10,000-$12,000
    HR 3


    1960 Roberto "Momen" Clemente Game Bat
    Mike Gutierrez

    $25,000
    HR 3


    Mary McNair Needlework Samplers, ca. 1823
    J. Michael Flanigan

    $15,000
    HR 3


    1777 Scull and Heap Philadelphia Map
    Donald Cresswell

    $9,000
    HR 3


    1726 George I Walnut & Oak Hanging Shelf
    Anne Igelbrink

    $3,000
    HR 3


    Pendant & Tiffany Diamond Necklace, ca. 1920
    Kevin Zavian

    $30,000-$40,000
    HR 3


    1963 Gibson SG Special Electric Guitar
    Richard Johnston

    $5,000
    HR 3


    Late 19th-Century Pietra Dura Plaque
    Jeni Sandberg

    $5,000-$7,000
    HR 3


    Victorian Crazy Quilt
    Nancy Druckman

    NULL
    HR 3






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