Season 7, Episode 10 Kansas City

First Aired: October 6, 2003

Not everything is up to date in Kansas City, as host Dan Elias and his crew of appraisers find in a three-episode stint. Among this program's oldies: a 1650 map of North America that depicts California as an island; an 18th-century Chinese vase; a collection of autographed Time magazine covers from the 1960s; a chair made in Britain about 1750 (an American chair that old is worth 20 times as much); an Independence, Mo., minor-league team's 1949 yearbook that was autographed by 17-year-old star “Mick” Mantle; and a bronze figure that turns out to have won a prize at the Paris Salon in 1867. Gushes its dumbstruck owner: “That's a doorstop!”

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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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