Antiques Roadshow "Politically Collect" on WXXI-TV

Antiques Roadshow "Politically Collect" on WXXI-TV

Mon, 11/01/2010 - 8:00pm

Pictured: The proud owner stands next to her extensive collection of campaign buttons, spanning decades of election years and party lines.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Jeff Dunn for WGBH

A salute to the presidential election and the keepsakes of political battles long past.

Antiques Roadshow throws its hat in the ring on the eve of the mid-term elections with Special Edition “Politically Collect,” a celebration of America’s passion for collecting and electing. Highlights include: an extensive collection of campaign buttons; a court affidavit submitted by Jimmy Carter to the state of Maine on the eve of the 1976 election, appealing its decision to list him on the ballot as James Earl Carter; and signed photos of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, valued at $75,0000.

Antiques Roadshow Politically Collect” airs Monday, November 1 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

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. Mark L. Walberg hosts.