Season 9, Episode 10 Reno, NV

First Aired: March 28, 2005

Part 1 of three. Appraised in Reno: a 1927 model of a Lake Tahoe ferry; a 1910 Edison phonograph; 1830s Japanese woodblock prints; an F.Scott Fitzgerald inscription; and a 1930s toy motorcycle owned by a younger-than-usual collector. When appraiser Andy Ourant tells him its worth and asks what he'll do with the money, the boy says, “Play with it carefully.” In addition to the appraisals, host Lara Spencer tours Virginia City, “a real live ghost town.”

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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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