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For Immediate Release
WJCT-TV Broadcasts the Three Jacksonville Episodes of Antiques Roadshow Beginning in October
(Jacksonville, FL, September 22, 2014) ANTIQUES ROADSHOW will air its three Jacksonville-based episodes on WJCT-TV on Monday, October 13, 20, and 27 at 8pm. The 12-time Emmy® nominated series came to Jacksonville in June of 2013 as part of its eight-city summer production tour. Over 5,000 guests attended the all-day appraisal event where guests received valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Jacksonville episode highlights:
- Jacksonville, Hour 1
Airs Monday, October 13 at 8 PM on WJCT-TV
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW travels south to Jacksonville, Florida, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar head to the Norman Studios Silent Film Museum to discuss missing Richard E. Norman films. Highlights include: a Laurel and Hardy “Swiss Miss” horn that was used as a prop in their 1930 film; a silver presentation cup, ca. 1780, that was gifted from Lafayette to Major General Nathaniel Greene during the Revolutionary War and is now valued at $25,000; and a Thomas Hart Benton oil on tin, ca. 1950, that was a gift from the artist to the guest’s father—Benton’s neighbor—and is now appraised for $125,000.
- Jacksonville, Hour 2
Airs Monday, October 20 at 8 PM on WJCT-TV
In Jacksonville, Florida, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stuart Whitehurst travel to the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum to learn about a 17th century pirate book. Highlights include: a Babyland Rag topsy-turvy doll, ca. 1905 that is comprised of both a Babyland Rag doll and a Steiff bear; a diamond Art Deco bracelet watch, purchased 30 years ago for a few hundred dollars and now estimated at $10,000 to $12,000; and Robert E. Lee’s own map of critical battle areas around Richmond that was brought to ROADSHOW by a descendant of General Richard Stoddert Ewell now worth $50,000 to $100,000.
- Jacksonville, Hour 3
Airs Monday, October 27 at 8 PM on WJCT-TV
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stops in Jacksonville, Florida, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Arlie Sulka visit Flagler College to look at Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Highlights include: a NASA “Mercury 7” signed photo, ca. 1960 that was gifted to the guest by her Air Force father-in-law; an 1862 Abraham Lincoln signed document, given to the guest’s great-great-great-uncle by Abraham Lincoln as part of a commission to abolish slavery and is now valued at $50,000 to $75,000; and a Tiffany & Co. gold necklace. ca. 1875, with unusually strong Japanese influences and is appraised for $55,000 to $60,000.
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About ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 12-time Emmy® Award nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is about to begin its 18th broadcast season and is the top-rated 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 and Subaru. Additional funding is provided by public television viewers.
For more information about ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, visit pbs.org/antiques.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW press materials, including streaming video and downloadable photos, are available at pbs.org/pressroom.
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