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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW ANNOUNCES SEASON 17

November 26, 2012

PBS Series Premieres in 2013 With Another Million-Dollar Discovery!

 

Ch. 5.1 – Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Ch. 9.1 – Wednesday. January 9 at 9:00 p.m.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS’s most-watched primetime series, returns for Season 17 with its signature cross-country treasure hunt and another million-dollar discovery.

With 21 brand new episodes and six newly-restored episodes of “Vintage Roadshow,” ROADSHOW shares history through America’s untold stories. Host Mark L. Walberg welcomes viewers to join the journey through attics and basements, garage sales and dumpsters.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s first Season 17 stop is Corpus Christi, Texas, which yielded the highest-value appraisal of the season: a lost Diego Rivera painting, created when the artist was only 18 years old, valued at $800,000 – $1,000,000!

Here is a sample of discoveries from ROADSHOW’s upcoming 2013 season:
• In Boston, one guest brought in a portrait of herself by Norman Rockwell. The guest, who modeled for Rockwell as a child, also shared a collection of memorabilia valued at $130,000 – $140,000.
• In Myrtle Beach, a guest’s signed letter from Abraham Lincoln – one of the few written by Lincoln in 1860, as he prepared for the election – is valued at $50,000 – $70,000.
• In Cincinnati, historically known as a baseball town, ROADSHOW discovered a 1963 Mickey Mantle bat appraised for $15,000.
• In Rapid City, furniture took center stage in the Mount Rushmore state when a suite of Thomas Molesworth pieces from the famous “Ranch A” are valued at $150,000 – $210,000.
• In Seattle, the sparkles of jewelry caught ROADSHOW’s attention. A diamond and enamel wedding jewel was valued at $50,000 – $60,000 and a 1920s sapphire and diamond brooch weighed in at $30,000.

NEW MEXICO PBS SCHEDULE

 
17th Season Premiere Episode
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “ Corpus Christi (Hour One)”

Ch. 5.1 – Monday 1/7/13 at 7:00 pm & Ch. 9.1 – Wednesday 1/9/13 at 9:00 pm
A Diego Rivera oil painting valued at a million dollars; a 1967 painting by Alexander Calder; and a giant Fisk “Tire Boy” sign.

In Corpus Christi, Texas, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW discovers a million-dollar item when a guest brings in a Diego Rivera oil painting created in 1904 when the artist was just 18 years old! Other highlights include a 1967 painting by Alexander Calder; a Japanese bronze depicting a mythical figure; and a giant Fisk “Tire Boy” sign valued at $8,000 to $12,000.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “ Corpus Christi (Hour Two)”
Ch. 5.1 – Monday 1/14 at 7:00 pm & Ch. 9.1 – Wednesday 1/16 at 9:00 pm
A guest met the Beatles and walked away with John Lennon’s signature, and another encountered Salvador Dali and left with a book inscribed by the artist.

In Corpus Christi, Texas, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW investigates vintage flash art at a local tattoo parlor. Notable stories include a guest who met the Beatles and walked away with John Lennon’s signature and another who encountered Salvador Dali on one of his frequent visits to Manhattan and left with a book inscribed by the artist, valued at $10,000 to $15,000.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “ Corpus Christi (Hour Three)”
Ch. 5.1 – Monday 1/21 at 7:00 pm & Ch. 9.1 – Wednesday 1/23 at 9:00 pm
A 1912 portrait by Charles Courtney Curran, a Porfirio Salinas Bluebonnet oil painting and a 1983 Helen Frankenthaler lithograph.

In Corpus Christi, Texas, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kevin Zavian discuss the somber, yet fascinating, topic of antique mourning jewelry. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW finds art that spans the 20th century in the sparkling city by the sea, including a 1912 portrait by Charles Courtney Curran, a Porfirio Salinas Bluebonnet oil painting and a 1983 Helen Frankenthaler lithograph appraised at $15,000.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Boston (Hour One)”
Ch. 5.1 – Monday 1/28 at 7:00 pm & Ch. 9.1 – Wednesday 1/30 at 9:00 pm
A Norman Rockwell collection from a guest who modeled for the artist as a child; an Aldro Hibbard oil painting brought in by the mayor of Boston; a Red Sox World Series team-signed ball.

In Boston, Massachusetts, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Wes Cowan look at a famous and controversial Paul Revere print. Notable discoveries include a Norman Rockwell collection from a guest who modeled for the artist as a child; an Aldro Hibbard oil painting brought in by the mayor of Boston; and — no visit to Beantown would be complete without it — a Red Sox World Series team-signed ball valued at $25,000 to $35,000.