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Antiques Roadshow Season 1 Episodes

13 Episodes 1997 - 1997

Episode 1

Chicago, Illinois

Thu, Jan 9, 1997 57 mins

Appraisals include a 19th-century kaleidoscope; a calendar watch dated circa 1640; a Women's Professional League baseball. Also: a woman learns that the vase she bought from an antiques dealer is a replica.

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Episode 2

Seattle, Washington

Thu, Jan 16, 1997 60 mins

From Seattle: Items appraised include a Confederate sword; a painting by an Aboriginal artist; three handcarved pottery pieces; a series of letters written by Gen. W.T. Sherman after the Civil War.

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Episode 3

Denver, Colorado

Thu, Jan 23, 1997 60 mins

Appraisals from Denver include a silver tea set made in 1871 and believed to have been a gift from the Czar of Russia; a Li'l Abner toy that sold for $2.59 in 1945; a sword dating back to the Revolutionary War. Host: Chris Jussel

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Episode 4

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thu, Jan 30, 1997 60 mins

Appraisals include a 16th-century Milanese parade helmet that the owner discovered in her parents' attic. Also: a Gibson mandola; a document written by Abraham Lincoln; a Colonial mug made by a renowned Boston silversmith.

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Episode 5

San Antonio, Texas

Thu, Feb 6, 1997 60 mins

Appraisals include dueling pistols; a doll; and a pocket watch said to have belonged to Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. Host: Chris Jussel.

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Episode 6

Southfield, Michigan

Thu, Feb 13, 1997 60 mins

From Michigan: Appraisals include a Duncan Phyfe sewing table-desk; an 1867 watercolor by Carl Haag; a pre-1850 carved green limestone necklace. Also: a visit to the Henry Ford Museum. Host: Chris Jussel.

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Episode 7

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thu, Feb 20, 1997 60 mins

From Minnesota: Appraisals include a stuffed bear manufactured by Steiff; a flag from the 1901 Pan American Exposition with an interesting history; an Oriental rug. Also: a woman learns that the ceramic figures she purchased in China are replicas.

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Episode 8

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thu, Feb 27, 1997 60 mins

Appraisals from Albuquerque include a 1498 etching by printmaker Albrecht Durer; a banjo with mother-of-pearl inlay played by the owner's father during the 1930s; a pie safe circa 1870; a Chippendale slant-front desk.

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Episode 9

Concord, Massachusetts

Thu, Mar 6, 1997 60 mins

Appraisals from Concord, Mass., include a needlepoint sampler that records six generations of a Massachusetts family; a highboy; a 19th-century Loetz vase that the owner's mother bought for $5 at a yard sale; a Swiss music box made in 1818.

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Episode 10

College Park, Maryland

Thu, Apr 10, 1997 60 mins

Appraisals include two rare and valuable quilts; a thank-you letter written by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; handpainted French vases; a walnut pie safe with an unusual eagle motif. Also: a segment on African-American memorabilia. Host: Chris Jussel.

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Episode 11

Kansas City, Missouri

Thu, Apr 17, 1997 60 mins

Appraisals from Kansas City, Mo., include a Thomas Hart Benton painting; Tiffany vases purchased in the 1950s; an 18th-century cedar chair made in Bermuda; a collection of rare pin-back buttons; a photo collection of members of a Civil War regiment.

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Episode 12

Durham, North Carolina

Thu, Apr 24, 1997 60 mins

Appraisals include autographed photographs of Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley; a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth; an 18th-century table; Glenn Miller memorabilia; a schoolbook dated 1819. Also: a gun collector learns the truth about some of his pieces. Host: Chris Jussel.

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Episode 13

Greenwich, Connecticut

Thu, May 1, 1997 60 mins

Appraisals include a Civil War sword; a single-action Colt revolver; a Hepplewhite card table; a 1936 New York Yankees home-run baseball autographed by several prominent players; two Kewpie dolls; a Masonic watch.

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