‘Roadshow’s’ 500th

Antiques Roadshow will mark its 500th episode with Extraordinary Finds, a one-hour special airing at 8 pm ET this Monday over Facebook (@RoadshowPBS) as well as on PBS stations (but check local listings).

Extraordinary Finds will follow up on what happened to some of Roadshow’s most “amazing treasures” and their owners, including:

  • A grungy 18th Century Seymour card table, appraised during season two in 1998, that’s described as the show’s “first six-figure yard sale find.” Extraordinary Finds will show footage from the table’s subsequent auction that same year and provide an estimate of its current value.
  • A folk art swan sleigh that stunned appraiser Allan Katz in 2011… because he himself owned an almost identical version that was thought to be one-of-a-kind. Extraordinary Finds visits Katz at his home, where he shows off his sled and recalls the “surreal” experience of discovering its previously unknown mate.
  • A mid-19th Century Navajo Ute First Phase blanket, acclaimed as a “national treasure” on Roadshow in 2001. Here’s the original appraisal:

For more on Extraordinary Finds, visit pbs.org/antiques500, where an interactive version of the special is also promised for Monday.

Antiques Roadshow, which began on PBS in 1997, is now in its 23rd season. To watch additional episodes, tune into your local PBS station each week. You can also stream several episodes free at pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/watch, and even more at PBS Passport if you’re a member of your local station.

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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