Antiques Roadshow will air its three Richmond-based episodes on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS at 8:00 p.m. starting with Hour 1 on Monday, May 12, followed by Hour 2 on May 19, and concluding with Hour 3 on May 26.
The 11-time Emmy® nominated series came to Richmond in August of 2013 as the last stop in 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.
Richmond, Hour 1: Monday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m.
In Richmond, Virginia, Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Reid Dunavant travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to talk about silver coffee and teapots.
Highlights include: a late 19th C. Albert Neuhuys watercolor that was bought by a very young collector for $2.00 and is now valued at $1,000 to $1,500; a 1982 UNC championship signed basketball featuring teammates Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Sam Perkins, and more; and an early 20th C. Alice R.H. Smith watercolor that originally belonged to the owner’s mother, a close family friend of the artist, now appraised for $85,000. Check listings for additional air-times.
Richmond, Hour 2: Monday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Antiques Roadshow stops in Virginia’s capital city, where host Mark L. Walberg attempts to stump appraiser Sebastian Clarke on Federal era materials at the Wilton House Museum.
Highlights include: a 1765 Thomas Pitts silver epergne that was previously used to hold flowers instead of desserts and is now valued at $15,000 to $50,000; a Leveille-Rousseau perfume bottle, ca. 1890, bought at a Virginia flea market for around $20 and now appraised at between $6,000 and $8,000; and a Tiffany & Co. brooch, ca. 1937 that was found in the spare-button envelope of a dry cleaning business that is valued at $65,000. Check listings for additional air-times.
Richmond, Hour 3: Monday, May 26 at 8:00 p.m.
While Antiques Roadshow is in Richmond, Virginia, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Sullivan visit Colonial Williamsburg to show us an exquisite tall case clock.
Highlights include: a collection of Langston Hughes-signed first editions, bought at an estate sale for a dollar each, now valued at $8,000 to $10,000; a 1935 "Bride of Frankenstein" pressbook, featuring many of the graphics used for the film’s top posters; and an 1890 Frank Henry Shapleigh oil painting that was purchased for the look of the frame is appraised for $50,000 to $70,000. Check listings for additional air-times.