Season 16, Episode 19 Vintage Phoenix
First Aired: June 18, 2012
Appraisals from a 1997 Phoenix stop are revisited. Included: the original 1897 "Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" letter, which was originally appraised at $20,000 to $30,000 and is estimated to have upped in value to $30,000 to $50,000. Also: a circa 1890 mechanical bank, then valued at $3700, is downgraded to $1000-$1500.
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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)