Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, watch as leading auction house experts and independent dealers offer free appraisals of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains, and items salvaged from attics and basements.
Watch as Mark L. Walberg and militaria appraiser Christopher Mitchell discuss an important 19th-century blockade rifle. Other discoveries include an 1884 Courier & Ives print and a 1936 first edition of Gone With the Wind, valued at $12,000-$15,000.
An heirloom 18th-century Chippendale tall chest; a unique piece of presidential memorabilia: an “8-ball” presented to Harry Truman in 1948 by the Los Angeles Press Club; and a pristine Lionel train set, circa 1930.
Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Michael Flanigan visit US State Department headquarters. Appraisal highlights include a 1958 signed letter by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; a circa-1965 Andy Warhol lithograph; and a hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set.
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