Season 8, Episode 5 San Francisco

First Aired: February 2, 2004

Appraised in San Francisco (Part 2 of three): an Ansel Adams California-mission photograph; a pair of English silver perfume bottles from the 1680s; a Bowie knife; and some surprisingly valuable Crackerjack postcards (and a Christmas card with a picture of Santa Claus in a mauve suit). In addition, appraiser Leila Dunbar on what to look for in autographed baseballs; appraiser Barry Weber on jewelry markings; and a number of appraisers on items brought into the “Roadshow” that aren't valuable (“at least in money,” says host Lara Spencer).

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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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