Antiques Roadshow “Simply the Best” WXXI-TV

Antiques Roadshow “Simply the Best” WXXI-TV

Mon, 11/22/2010 - 8:00pm

Pictured: A 1976 letter from legendary crooner Frank Sinatra to Chicago Daily News columnist Mike Royko. An enraged Sinatra is responding to the columnist’s unflattering jibes; in turn, Royko printed Sinatra’s letter, then auctioned it for charity. Appraiser Simeon Lipman delights the letter’s owner with his valuation of $15,000.

Credit: Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for Antiques Roadshow

Showcasing objects deemed the finest examples of their kind ever seen on Roadshow.

Antiques Roadshow’s special edition, “Simply the Best,” showcases objects deemed the finest examples of their kind ever seen on ROADSHOW. Highlights include: a superlative pair of circa 1795, Massachusetts-made Federal side chairs, valued at $30,000 to $50,000; a staggeringly rare 19th-century Rhode Island rifle and powderhorn, valued at $100,000 to $120,000; and the “holy grail” of American women’s suffrage movement posters — a timely reminder that 2010 is the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution — valued at $10,000 to $15,000.

Antiques Roadshow “Simply the Best” airs Monday, November 22 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.