Season 6, Episode 17 New Orleans

First Aired: November 18, 2002

Items appraised in New Orleans (Part 2 of three) include a Howdy Doody doll, a 1751 English silver tankard and a book about the U.S. Constitution from Jefferson Davis's library. Then there's a 1935 art-deco promotional poster for the ocean liner Normandie that appraiser Nicholas Lowry calls “part of the visual vernacular,” and a rotating oyster plate from 1857 that appraiser David Lackey calls “the holy grail of oyster plates.” Also: host Dan Elias visits restored New Orleans homes and surveys the Newcomb-pottery collection at the Lousiana Museum.

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • 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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