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Monday, December 22 at 8 p.m. Antiques Roadshow: Trash to Treasure

(Rochester, NY) ’Tis the season, and a new Antiques Roadshow special edition, Trash to Treasure, proves sugarplum fairies aren’t just in your dreams — they’re also in your garbage. Trash to Treasure puts viewers in a festive mood with more than 20 incredible tales of treasures rescued from rubbish heaps, roadsides, dumpsters and demolition sites. Antiques Roadshow: Trash to Treasure airs Monday, December 22 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (cable 1011 and DT 21.1).

Highlights include an autographed script of the Academy Award-winning 1935 John Ford movie The Informer, unearthed from a pile of discarded books, valued at $4,000 to $5,000; a rare circa 1885 Zuni Indian pot, found by the side of a road in Tucson, valued at $15,000 to $25,000; and precious relics from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall mansion, destined for demolition until salvaged by a quick-thinking carpenter, valued at $80,000 to $100,000.

Hosted by Mark L. Walberg, specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Antiques Roadshow cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains, and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.

For more information, visit www.pbs.org/roadshow.

Pictured: Appraiser Reyne Haines (left) values this collection of rare remains from famed art nouveau designer Louis Comfort Tiffany's Laurelton Hall mansion at $80,000 to $100,000.
Photo Credit: Jeff Dunn for WGBH


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