Antiques Roadshow | Birmingham
Appraisal: Late 19th-Century Australian Aboriginal Artifacts from Birmingham, Hour 1.
Watch Mondays, March 30 - April 13, 2015 at 8pm on WMHT TV.
Hour One | Monday, March 30, 2015 at 8pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Catherine Williamson at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to discuss the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century and to look at materials related to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Highlights include hand-colored Andy Warhol lithographs that were stuck on a shelf for around 20 years; a pair of southern dolls that includes an “Alabama baby” doll purchased for 50 cents; and a Frederic Remington portrait with a letter from the artist to the owner’s great-grandmother, appraised together for $600,000 to $800,000.
Hour Two | Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg heads to the historic site of Sloss Furnaces with appraiser Stuart Whitehurst to learn about iron antiques and the history of the iron and steel industry. Highlights include 1968 letters from a young Bill Clinton that include his candid opinions on politics and war; a Lalique hood ornament in an uncommon amethyst color; and a 1952 John Falter illustration valued at $200,000 to $250,000 in today’s hot illustration art market.
Hour Three | Monday, April 13, 2015 at 8pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW rolls into Birmingham, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton visit the Birmingham Museum of Art to look at a rare African wood carving from the late 19th century. Highlights include an autographed first edition copy of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird; a Titanic photograph and book tracing back to the owner’s survivor relatives; and a Rolex military watch with ties to The Great Escape book and film that is appraised for $40,000 to $50,000.