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Baton Rouge (Hour One)
In Baton Rouge, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Leigh Keno at Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche chairs. Highlights include a French Art Deco diamond and platinum ring, ca. 1930, purchased at auction for $30 as cubic zirconia and now valued at $25,000 to $35,000; a copy of the book The History of Magic, with an inscription from the owner’s old college roommate — Jim Morrison of The Doors; and four Rembrandt and James McNeill Whistler etchings that were collected by the guest’s father from around 1940 to 1960 and are appraised for $100,000.
Baton Rouge (Hour Two)
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Baton Rouge, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Harwood head to the LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of local Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter. Highlights include a Louisiana political poster, found in a pile of garbage on the side of the road, appraised for $3,000 to $4,000; three paintings by New Orleans artists and Newcomb pottery founders William and Ellsworth Woodward, worth about $30,000 to $50,000; and a NASA photograph collection brought to ROADSHOW by a former NASA employee who served as one of the test directors for the Zero-G airplane also known as “The Vomit Comet,” valued at $35,000 to $45,000 for the entire collection.
Baton Rouge (Hour Three)
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in the Red Stick city, as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Christopher Mitchell head to Port Hudson to discuss a rare Civil War hand grenade. Highlights include: an early 19th-century Louisiana work table that was stored in a barn for several decades; a collection of insightful Civil War confederate letters that were found in the wall of a torn down Mississippi house; and a Porfirio Salinas oil, ca. 1935, in its original frame, that was bought by the owner’s grandmother for $100 in 1935 and is now valued at $75,000.