Antiques Roadshow | Austin
Web Appraisal: George Ohr Log Cabin Inkwell, ca. 1895 Web Appraisal from Austin, TX.
Watch Mondays, February 2 - 9, 2015 at 8pm on WMHT TV.
Hour Two | Monday, February 2, 2015 at 8pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Austin, Texas, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Wes Cowan at the Texas State Library and Archives to learn about fraudulent and authentic Texas Declaration of Independence documents. Highlights include a 1607 Galileo letter that was purchased by the owner’s grandmother for $170 and is now appraised at $60,000 to $100,000; a jewelry collection of a diamond and sapphire ring, necklace and tassel, valued at $55,000 to $85,000; and a Chinese cloisonné panel that was said to be gifted to the owner’s grandfather by the Emperor of China and holds an estimated auction value of $70,000 to $100,000.
Hour Three | Monday, February 9, 2015 at 8pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stops in Austin, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Bruce M. Shackelford at a private collection to learn about antique Mexican saddles. Highlights include a scrapbook of World War II photos from the owner’s grandfather-in-law who was one of the “Monuments Men”; an 1875 “Pictorial St. Louis” atlas including birds-eye maps of the entire city, drafted in a hot air balloon; and an inherited jade ring with case, made around 1930, whose impressive size and rich green color give it its value of $60,000 to $80,000.