Events | May 27, 2015

Antiques Roadshow Celebrates Summer 2015 in Vintage Style

BOSTON, MA, May 26, 2015—In an all new summer of Vintage episodes, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW looks at memorable objects from previous shows to discover what they are worth today and how the market and their value has changed. As a hint, some have increased in value, while others haven't fared so well!

"The marketplace for antiques and collectibles changes along with lifestyle tastes and trends and economic factors," said ANTIQUES ROADSHOW executive producer Marsha Bemko. "Collecting categories that were in vogue over recent years, like arts and crafts furniture have gone down in value while others, such as Chinese antiques and collectibles have gone up. Our Vintage episodes help keep viewers updated on those market and style changes."

Beginning with Vintage St. Louis on June 15 at 8/7c PM on PBS, the Season 19 Vintage episodes also visit Sacramento, California; Denver, Colorado; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Las Vegas, Nevada; Madison, Wisconsin; and Charleston, South Carolina.

Highlights of items that gained value from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Vintage" Season 19 include:

  •  In St. Louis a 1921 Steiff Black Bear jumps in value from $20,000-$30,000 to $30,000-$35,000.
  •  In Sacramento an 1864 Lincoln campaign poster rises in value from $25,000 to $40,000.
  • In Denver a 19th century Tabor mining archive sees an increase from $40,000-$60,000 to $60,000-$75,000.
  • In Tulsa a circa-1870 Navajo Chief's blanket goes from a value of $20,000-$30,000 to $50,000-$70,000.
  •  In Las Vegas circa-1870 John Thomson photos see an increase from $15,000-$20,000 to $35,000-$45,000.
  • In Madison an 1875 Norwegian Hardanger fiddle jumps from a value of $4,000 to $15,000.
  • In Charleston a Leon Julien Deschamps bronze gains value from an earlier appraisal of $45,000-$50,000 to the updated appraisal of $55,000-$60,000.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW puts the reality in reality television! Part human adventure, part history lesson and part treasure hunt, the 12-time Emmy® nominated production of WGBH Boston, premieres seven new Vintage episodes this summer as part of its 19th season. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is the most-watched ongoing primetime series on PBS and airs Mondays at 8/7C PM.


About Antiques Roadshow:

Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 12-time Emmy® Award nominated Antiques Roadshow is in its 19th broadcast season and is the most-watched ongoing primetime PBS series. The series is produced by WGBH Boston for PBS under license from the BBC. The Executive Producer is Marsha Bemko. Antiques Roadshow is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.

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