"Finders Keepers" on Antiques Roadshow airs at 7 pm on Monday the 23rd

Nov 25, 2013

Tucked behind a fireplace, buried in a cotton field, mistaken for insulation in the ceiling of a basement … some treasures show up where you least expect to find them. In this new special, ROADSHOW shines a spotlight on items whose discovery was a happy accident. Examples include a formerly buried Weller Coppertone vase that the guest almost tripped over, valued at $2,500 to $3,000, and a collection of Cole Porter and Monty Woolley letters, appraised for $50,000 to $70,000, that were saved from the dumpster in true trash-to-treasure fashion.

Antiques Roadshow airs on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on channel 3 and at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3-1.

James Baggett (right) appraises an 1899 C. F. Martin guitar that was stumbled upon in a vacant commercial real estate space and is now valued at $4,000 to $5,000 in the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW special "Finders Keepers."