Antiques Roadshow | Knoxville
Appraisal: Amelia Earhart Letter Archive, ca. 1930 From Knoxville Hour 2
Watch Mondays, September 22 - October 6, 2014 at 8pm on WMHT TV.
Hour One | Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Knoxville, Tennessee, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer head to the Museum of Appalachia to discuss Appalachian musical instruments. Highlights include a Tiffany pottery vase, circa 1905, that was purchased at an estate sale for $75 and is now valued at $9,000 to $12,000; a shoe belonging to Robert Wadlow, the tallest human recorded in history; and a Chinese gilt bronze Amida Buddah, circa 1550, that is unusual in size and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000.
Hour Two | Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8pm
In Knoxville, Tennessee, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis J. Wahlgren travel to the Rhea County Courthouse to look at a book relating to the Scopes “monkey trial.” Highlights include a collection of personal letters from Amelia Earhart to the guest’s aunt that feature Earhart’s entrepreneurial and self-promotional sprit; Joseph Delaney drawings, circa 1950, purchased from the Knoxville artist’s own home for $20 each and now valued at $2,000 to $3,000; and two Jacob Maentel watercolors, circa 1835 and larger than average, that are appraised for $60,000 to $80,000.
Hour Three | Monday October 6, 2014 at 8pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stops in Knoxville, Tennessee, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser John Buxton visit the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture to talk about prehistoric Native American stoneworks. Highlights include a third edition of Gone With the Wind with a false inscription; signed Muhammad Ali training shoes that are appraised for $15,000 to $20,000; and a Cartier sapphire and diamond ring that was purchased at a Knoxville estate sale for less than $15,000 and is now valued at $40,000 to $60,000.