Season 6, Episode 14 Miami

First Aired: October 28, 2002

Items appraised in Miami (Part 2 of three) include a Persian rug, a Tiffany lamp and collections of Norman Rockwell posters and Beatles 45-rpm records (the sleeves are worth more than the records). Then there are Chinese vases, purportedly from the 6th to 9th centuries, and a gold “lifetime pass” to American League baseball games issued to George M. Cohan in the 1910s. Says appraiser Simeon Lipman: “It's phenomenal.” Also: host Dan Elias visits Vizcaya, farm-machine magnate James Deering's early 20th-century Biscayne Bay mansion. “It looks,” exclaims Elias, “as if a royal family had lived there for hundreds of years.”

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  • Premise: An antiques-appraisal series that turned out to be a ratings gem in PBS's attic. The simple format has `Roadshow' traveling around the U.S., evaluating family heirlooms and found items. It's based on the long-running (since 1978) BBC show of the same name… (more)

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