Season 15, Episode 8 Des Moines, Iowa

First Aired: February 21, 2011

Part 2 of 3 in Des Moines features a collection of late-1950s and '60s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery; an 1820 Russian Loutkin snuff box inscribed with the Romanov dynasty's imperial arms; and a 1623 Shakespeare First Folio that's valued between $40,000 and $50,000. Also: an extra-illustrated book set based on a Charles Dickens biography is examined at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetics tycoon Carl Weeks.

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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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