Season 7, Episode 4 Seattle

First Aired: January 27, 2003

A three-episode stint in Seattle begins. Items appraised include a 17th-century Japanese tea urn, an acetate of a recording by Seattle native Jimi Hendrix, an 1819 book its owner found in a dumpster and a baseball autographed by the 1951 New York Yankees. However, a non-Yankee also signed it and that normally decreases value “dramatically,” says appraiser Simeon Lipman. But the non-Yankee was Marilyn Monroe, who, says Lipman, “is the exception to the rule.” Also: host Dan Elias visits architect Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project 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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