The BEST Episodes of Antiques Roadshow (US)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2021
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 - Desert Botanical Garden, Hour 1
Season 24 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 23, 2020
Phenomenal Phoenix finds abound at the Desert Botanical Garden including Neil Armstrong-signed Apollo 11 Moon Landing photos, a Tongan war club made around 1800, and 1993 "Magic: The Gathering" beta cards. Which is appraised for up to $100,000?
#3 - Treasure Fever
Season 24 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 6, 2020
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW explores artifacts and artistry with health and medicine history across generations including a Lakota Sioux doctor's bag, a Civil War medical officer's sword, and a Fern Isabel Coppedge oil.
#4 - 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!
#5 - 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!
#6 - 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?
#7 - 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.
#8 - Vintage Tucson 2021, Hour 2
Season 25 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 1, 2021
A Mexican charro saddle; Gaston Chaissac artwork; a 1956 Olympics USA Basketball memorabilia.
#9 - Vintage Orlando, Hour 1
Season 25 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 8, 2021
James McNeill Whistler artwork; photos signed by Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson-signed photos; a Jonas Weber painted box.
#10 - Vintage Orlando, Hour 2
Season 25 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 15, 2021
Learn how outstanding Orlando items have held up in the market since 2007, such as a Fern Isabel Coppedge oil, a Tiffany Studios mosaic glass inkwell, and an 1844 Presidential election political banner. Which has a current value of $120,000-$180,000?
#11 - 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."
#12 - 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
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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?
#16 - 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!
#17 - 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!
#18 - 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!
#19 - American Stories
Season 25 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 4, 2021
Celebrate the collective history of our country through personal accounts behind standout treasures like a Navajo belt, bracelet & basket, a WWI peach can label letter, and James McNeill Whistler artwork. Which is now valued at $165,000-$250,000?
#20 - Vintage Baltimore 2021, Hour 1
Season 25 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 11, 2021
Travel back to 2007 for updates on Maryland finds, like a $130K-$200k appraisal!
#21 - Vintage Spokane Hour 1
Season 25 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 22, 2021
A 1905 Spokane bird's-eye view lithograph; Abraham Lincoln letters and signed carte de visite; a yellow diamond and platinum ring.
#22 - Vintage Spokane Hour 2
Season 25 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 15, 2021
A Jón Stefánsson landscape oil; Lonny Frey pro baseball collection; a Rolex Bubbleback watch.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.