Season 13, Episode 16 Hartford, Connecticut

First Aired: May 11, 2009

Part 1 of 3 in Hartford, Conn., visits Mystic Seaport, a maritime museum, for a look at its collection of rare paintings. Appraised items include a 1963 poster for a Joan Baez-Bob Dylan concert at New Haven Arena; a pair of 18th-century silk shoes said to have been worn by a dance partner of George Washington; and 200-year-old Wedgwood pottery buttons.

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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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