The BEST Episodes of Antiques Roadshow (US)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 2, 2020
Based on the popular BBC series running since 1979, the PBS Antiques Roadshow combines history with discovery. Each year, the show visits a handful of cities to appraise items brought in by viewers. Are these items worth a lot of money, more than the visitors expect?
#1 - Bonanzaville, Hour 2
Season 24 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2020
Travel to the Midwest—and back in time—with amazing appraisals at pioneer town Bonanzaville. Highlights include a UND Margaret Cable box, an Elsebeth Haugård silversmith archive, and a B.F. Goodrich Tires advertising sign. One is $30,000-$35,000!
#2 - Vintage Honolulu
Season 24 - Episode 18 - Aired Jun 15, 2020
Say Aloha to amazing Season 11 appraisals revisited 14 years later, including 19th-century Hawaiian poi pounders, a Dirk van Erp copper vase, and an 1888 Joseph Nāwahī oil painting. One is now worth $250,000-$300,000!
#3 - Vintage Mobile
Season 24 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 22, 2020
Revisit Alabama appraisals 14 years after ROADSHOW’s visit to Mobile such as an “Indian Tribes of North America" set, a Gale Sayers game-worn jersey, and Chinese glass bottle vases from around 1775. Learn which is now valued at $70,000-$90,000!
#4 - Vintage Philadelphia 2020
Season 24 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 29, 2020
Flashback to phenomenal Philadelphia finds from 2006 including an asscher-cut yellow diamond ring from around 1930, a Charles Rohlfs mahogany chair, and a 1958 Picasso drawing with documentation. Which has skyrocketed in value to $220,000?
#5 - Women's Work
Season 24 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 6, 2020
Celebrate trailblazing women in a special hour spotlighting outstanding contributions from female athletes, artists, activists, and more who left an indelible mark on the world around us through their thought-provoking objects and accomplishments.
#6 - Chicago (2004) - Hour 1
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 5, 2004
There's something new among the antiques as this PBS perennial opens its season with a three-week stint in Chicago: "Good Morning America"'s Lara Spencer signs on as host. Items appraised include a "spectacular" 19th-century articulated Japanese iron crayfish; a copy of the Beatles' "Yesterday and Today" album with its original "butcher" cover; a copy of "King Lear" with notes by its original owner---John Barrymore---scribbled in margins; an 1881 John LaFarge drawing; and a portrait of 18th-century Harvard president John Holyoke and a chair he owned. In addition, Spencer takes appraiser Simeon Lipman to a ballgame at Chicago's Comiskey Park, where they stop at souvenir stands in search of "future collectibles."
#7 - San Diego - Hour 2
Season 15 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 31, 2011
Part 2 of 3 in San Diego features an 18th-century ivory carved crèche; a banner from George Washington's inauguration ball; and a circa-1900 Turkmenistan rug that's valued at $125,000 to $150,000. Also: the evolution of the cutlass, a 19th-century sailor's sidearm, is discussed aboard the USS Midway, the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century
#8 - Corpus Christi - Hour 1
Season 17 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2013
Diego Rivera oil painting; 1967 painting by Alexander Calder; Japanese bronze depicting a mythical figure; Fisk Tire Boy sign.
#9 - Vintage Des Moines
Season 18 - Episode 25 - Aired Jul 28, 2014
Fifteen years after first visiting Des Moines, Iowa, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW looks back on featured items to see if their value has changed. Highlights include a Rambling Mickey Mouse toy with its original box, ca. 1934; Charles Lindbergh memorabilia; and a Samuel McIntire medallion that has soared in value from $70,000-$90,000 to $200,000-$300,000.
#10 - Vintage Oklahoma City
Season 22 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 25, 2018
Revisit OKC appraisals from 15 years ago that have been updated with today’s market value, including Bill Graham handbills, a Gallé Marquetry vase made around 1900, and Art Deco travel posters. Which has more than doubled in value since 2003?
#11 - Vintage Birmingham
Season 22 - Episode 24 - Aired Jul 30, 2018
Discover memorable finds appraised at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW back in 1999, such as an Austrian “Naughty” cat bronze made around 1900, a Margaret Mitchell archive, and a Cartier diamond ring from about 1940. Find out which is valued at $20,000!
#12 - Desert Botanical Garden, Hour 3
Season 24 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 13, 2020
Phoenix treasures heat up at the Desert Botanical Garden with a Hassan El Glaoui Tempera painting made around 1970, a Line Vautrin Talosel mirror, and a diamond horseshoe brooch from about 1900. One is appraised for $75,000!
#13 - McNay Art Museum, Hour 3
Season 24 - Episode 16 - Aired May 4, 2020
Superb San Antonio appraisals abound when ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visits the McNay Art Museum and finds a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond ring, an 1897 San Antonio Folk Art carved cane, and a Käthe Kollwitz print & drawing. Learn which is $80,000-$140,000!
#14 - Richmond, VA (2014) - Hour 3
Season 18 - Episode 18 - Aired May 26, 2014
Conclusion. In Richmond, items include Langston Hughes-signed first editions; a 1935 "Bride of Frankenstein" pressbook that includes many of the graphics used for the film's top posters; and an 1890 Frank Henry Shapleigh oil painting. Also: tall case clocks are discussed during a visit to Colonial Williamsburg.
#15 - Portland (2018) - Hour 3
Season 22 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 16, 2018
Conclusion. Uncover West Coast wonders such as a Pablo Picasso "Grand Oiseau Vert" pot, an Ottoman zarf made around 1875, and a Tiffany Studios "Bookmark" desk set from around 1924.
#16 - Newport - Hour 2
Season 22 - Episode 17 - Aired May 21, 2018
Part 2 of 3 in Newport, R.I. Items include a Fabergé jade snuff bottle made around 1890, Basquiat oil stick drawing, and General Wharton Civil War archive.
#17 - Anaheim - Hour 3
Season 18 - Episode 15 - Aired May 5, 2014
Conclusion. In Anaheim, Cal., items include an 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box; a collection of wanted posters, circa 1900, that features a Butch Cassidy wanted circular; and a shadow box that may have been made by Joseph Cornell. Also: costume jewelry is discussed.
#18 - Vintage Omaha
Season 22 - Episode 23 - Aired Jul 23, 2018
How appraisals from 14 years ago have held up in the marketplace, including an Edgar Allan Poe daguerreotype, a Teco collection circa 1905, and a 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright archive.
#19 - Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Hour 2
Season 24 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2020
Discover Delaware treasures appraised at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, such as Stephen King first editions from 1974-1977, an Ilya Schor silver plate, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany oil, ca. 1870. Which is valued at $100,000-$150,000?
#20 - Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Hour 3
Season 24 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2020
Wrap up ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s first-ever visit to Delaware with incredible appraisals including 1820 J.J. Audubon portraits, a Ming Dynasty Xiwangmu figure, and Ric Binkley science fiction illustrations, ca. 1950. Learn which is $80,000-$150,000!
#21 - Bonanzaville, Hour 1
Season 24 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 2020
Travel with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW to Bonanzaville in West Fargo for the biggest find of the season, and watch as the owner is literally floored by the $500,000-$700,000 appraisal of his treasure!
#22 - McNay Art Museum, Hour 1
Season 24 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 20, 2020
It’s a fiesta of fabulous finds as ROADSHOW visits McNay Art Museum in San Antonio for standouts like a W. W. Denslow-inscribed "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” a Mercury Space Capsule wind tunnel model, and a black opal ring. Which is $60,000-$120,000?55
#23 - Anaheim - Hour 2
Season 18 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 28, 2014
Part 2 of 3 in Anaheim, Cal. Items include two pairs of Buddy Ebsen's performance shoes; a jade jewelry collection; and an oil painting titled "Sacré-Couer et Moulin" by French artist Maurice Utrillo. Also: vintage guitars are discussed during a visit to the Rickenbacker International Corporation headquarters in Santa Ana, Cal.
#24 - Richmond, VA (2014) - Hour 2
Season 18 - Episode 17 - Aired May 19, 2014
Part 2 of 3 in Richmond features a 1765 Thomas Pitts silver epergne; a Leveille-Rousseau perfume bottle, circa 1890; and a Tiffany & Co. brooch, circa 1937. Also: Mark L. Walberg tries to stump appraiser Sebastian Clarke on Federal-era materials at the Wilton House Museum.
#25 - Boise - Hour 2
Season 18 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 2014
Part 2 of 3 in Boise, Idaho, features a mid-century pinup painting by Earl Moran; a set of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" lobby cards; and an a 1922 Edward Hopper etching titled "The Cat Boat" that's valued at $250,000. Also: law-enforcement collectibles are discussed during a visit to the Old Idaho State Penitentiary.