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Season Four

#403 DEVIL AND CARDS - Joe talks with Nancy Rein about her collection of Royal Bayreuth "devil and cards."

#404 FISH DECOYS - Helaine looks at Dan Slagle's fish decoys.

#405 DOOR STOPS - Sharon Slagle shows Joe her collection of door stops.

#406 CIVIL WAR REUNION MEMORIBILIA - Joe and Joey Groseclose discuss Civil War reunion memorabilia.

#407 BLUE AND WHITE EXPORT - Jeff Cupp shows Helaine his collection of "blue and white export."

G.I. JOE - J oe looks at Clay Owen's childhood collection of G.I. Joe.

RAILROAD MENUS - Helaine and David Duncan share their collection of railroad menus.

#410 FLOUR AND FEED SACKS - Shelly Lou Cook shows Joe her collection of flour and feed sacks.

#411 VIEWMASTER - Joe takes a look at Greg Terry and Mike Kaplan's ViewMaster collection.

Season Three

#301 ORIGINAL POSTERS - Joe talks with Jim Lapides of International Poster Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts. The focus is on European posters, their color, their fascinating and beautiful graphics and their unexpectedly high values.

#302 PULLMAN CARS - Helaine talks with longtime collector and train station restaurateur David Duncan, Knoxville, Tennessee. Duncan explores the bygone era when train travel was an event to be savored, and discusses the vast array of memorabilia available from the now vanished Pullman cars.

#303 COLD PAINTED BRONZES - Joe talks with Joe Zobel, Crompand, New York. These bronzes are extremely romantic with lamps that depict scenes from the Arabian Desert and figures that represent everything from cute and cuddly animals to mechanical pieces that change as they are opened or have parts removed.

#304 NAPKIN DOLLS - Helaine talks with Bobbie Zucker Bryson, Tuckahoe, New York. Often overlooked, these charming dolls that were designed to hold napkins on the kitchen table are now highly collectible and hard to find.

#305 TRADE BLANKETS - Helaine talks with Susan Parrish, New York City. These blankets were once a part of many American homes. Children took them to camp or made tents out of them in their rooms. Now, their Native American inspired designs make them very desirable to collectors.

#306 OUTSIDER ART - Joe talks with Luise Ross of Luise Ross Gallery, New York City. The term “Outsider Art” is one that mystifies many American collectors. Joe and Luise illuminate this much misunderstood subject and many viewers will be fascinated by the images shown and by their value.

#307 INDUSTRIAL ART - Helaine talks with Andy Lin of Lin-Weinberg Gallery, New York City. How much is that toaster on the counter, the one with the worn out cord? This fun examination looks at a diverse range of household items that are currently collectible.

#308 VIETNAM MEMORABILIA - Joe talks with Joey Groseclose, Kingsport, Tennessee. The Vietnam era is still a very sensitive subject with many Americans who may be surprised to learn that certain kinds of memorabilia from this painful conflict are now considered rare and valuable. This may be the first national look at this material, and it is an eye opener.

#309 TRAMP ART - Helaine talks with Jonathan Taylor, New York City. Helaine and Jonathan are both specialists in this field, and their discussion is a rare opportunity to see insiders discuss a subject they know intimately.

#310 GOOFUS GLASS -Joe talks with Annie Parrot, Knoxville, Tennessee. Much maligned in the past, this type of glassware is a real “comer” on the current antiques market. Joe and Annie offer a quantity of information that should help viewers evaluate this newly “hot” item in the context of its growing popularity.

#311 HOOKED RUGS -Helaine talks with Laura Fisher of Laura Fisher Antique Quilts and Americana Gallery, New York City. People used to walk on they are considered by many to be works of art.

#312 STAMPS -Joe talks with Harry Hagendorf of Columbian Stamp Company, Scarsdale, New York. This is really a switch because Joe and Harry look at stamps that are, for the most part, NOT valuable. This is a real myth-busting episode.

#313 COPPER -Helaine talks with Eve Stone, Eve Stone Antiques, Ltd., Woodbridge, Connecticut. Who would have thought that copper food molds were so valuable? Helaine and Eve look at some unusual examples that are truly kitchen treasures.

#314 JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS -Joe talks with Sally Pleet of Things Japanese Gallery, New York City. Many people find it hard to tell the difference between a reproduction wood block print and the real thing. Sally tells Joe the easy secret of how to distinguish between valuable old prints and a myriad of fakes.

#315 KITCHEN COLLECTIBLES -Helaine talks with Bobbie Zucker Bryson, Tuckahoe, New York. The kitchen can be a treasure trove whose worth is often underestimated. Helaine and Bobbie explore a wide variety of these items and discuss their sometimes astounding values.

#316 COINS -Joe talks with Bob Walter of Sam Sloat Coins, Westport, Connecticut. Are those state quarters we hear so much about really going to be valuable someday? Joe and Bob answer this question and explore aspects of modern coin collecting.

#317 HANDBAGS -Helaine talks with Cheryl Clark, Greenwich, Connecticut. Beaded bags, mesh bags, leather bags, Nantucket bags are all collectible…but who knew they had become so expensive.

#318 LETTERS ON MILITARY MEMORABLIA -Joe and Joey Groseclose, Kingport, Tennessee answer viewers’ questions. We get lots of letters and emails from viewers, and Joe and Joey take this opportunity to answer some inquiries that are within Joey’s specialty.

#319 SUNGLASSES -Helaine talks with Vince Plescia, New York City. Sunglasses are a relatively new area for collectors. Helaine and Vince discuss the history of this type of eyewear and the fun of finding unusual or rare examples.

#320 VIOLINS -Joe talks with John Larrimore, Richmond, Virginia. Is that Stradivarius violin that has been in the attic since Mozart came to America real? Joe and John answer this frequently asked question.

#321 ANDIRONS -Helaine talks with Janice Strauss, South Salem, New York. It’s called fireplace furniture, and Helaine and Janice discuss how viewers can distinguish the new from the old-the valuable from the not so valuable.

#322 RADIOS -Joe talks with Charlotte Mager of WAVES, L.L.C., New York City. Almost every attic has an old radio. Joe and Charlotte discuss some that are commonly found and their values.

#323 ARTS AND CRAFTS -Helaine talks with Beth Cathers of Cathers and Dembrosky, New York City. Some call this turn of the 20th century furniture “Mission,” but whatever name it goes by, it has an intense following among collectors. Helaine and Beth investigate a range of Arts and Crafts furniture and discuss factors that separate the merely good from the better and the best

#324 TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS -Helaine talks with Jayme McMurry, Knoxville, Tennessee. Collecting teacups and saucers is a hobby that fell out of favor for a time but is now back in vogue. This is an area in which many items are relatively inexpensive, and it is a subject that appeals to many new collectors.

#325 CAMERAS -Joe talks with Jonathan Taylor, New York City. What household does not have a camera? Joe and Jonathan look at a variety of cameras found around the average home and discuss their value.

#326 CLOCKS -Helaine talks with Ken Sposato, White Plains, New York. Clocks are an integral part of our lives and they come in a vast variety of shapes, sizes and types. Helaine and Ken examine some unusual examples pus timepieces that are more commonly found in viewers’ homes.

#327 BEER STEINS -Joe talks with Joey Groseclose, Kingsport, Tennessee. In this episode, viewers learn what a lothopane is, and are introduced to regimental steins and ones made by the Villeroy and Boch Company at their famous factory located at Mettlack, Germany. It is hard to imagine that these vessels were made to be used and not just admired for their beauty.

#328 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -Joe and Helaine answer questions most often asked by viewers. It is a rare opportunity for viewers to hear an in depth discussion of subjects that concern every collector. The talk is frank, sometimes funny and always informative.

Season Two

#201 TIFFANY - Joe and Helaine visit the Tiffany Exhibit at the Knoxville Museum of Art

#202 AUCTION HOUSE - Joe visits Richard Hatch at his Auction House - Hendersonville, North Carolina

#203 FIESTAWARE - Helaine talks with Tom Wallwork - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

#204 CIVIL WAR SWORDS - Joe talks with Joey Groseclose - Kingsport, Tennessee

#205 CHILDREN'S BONNETS - Helaine talks with Marcie Schmidt - Frederick, Maryland

#206 NIPPON - Joe talks with Dottie Maske - Germantown, Maryland

#207 CAP PISTOLS - Joe talks with Gary Davis - Jefferson City,Tennessee

#208 BLENKO GLASS - Joe talks with Richard Blenko III - Milton, West Virginia

#209 ETCHINGS - Joe talks with Conrad Graeber - Glydon, Maryland

#210 EYEGLASSES - Helaine talks with Mike Henry - Myersville, Maryland

#211 BUTTONS - Joe and Helaine look at a great collection

#212 QUIMPER - Helaine talks with Joan Datesman - Annapolis, Maryland

#213 HAT PINS - Joe and Helaine look at an extensive collection

#214 IDENTIFYING FURNITURE TYPES - Helaine talks with John Coker - New Market, Tennessee

#215 WORLD WAR II AVIATION PATCHES - Joe talks with Joey Groseclose - Kingsport, Tennessee

#216 FIGURAL INKWELLS - Joe talks with Richard Hatch - Hendersonville, Tennessee

#217 TRADITIONS IN SOUTHERN POTTERY - Helaine talks with Carol Wahler - Knoxville, Tennessee

#218 FINE ART - Joe talks with Woody Staub - Panacea, Florida

#219 VINTAGE TOOLS - Joe talks with Bill Henry - Oak Ridge, Tennessee

#220 METAL FURNITURE - Helaine talks with Rick Fung - Knoxville, Tennessee

#221 AMERICAN BELLEEK - Helaine talks with Rick Crane - Knoxville, Tennessee

#222 RECENT POLITICAL MEMORABILIA - Helaine talks with Andy Simon - Maryville, Tennessee

#223 FOUNTAIN PENS - Joe talks with Dr. Dan Vick - Silver Springs, Maryland

#224 THIMBLES - Joe and Helaine examine a collection

#225 DAGUERREOTYPES - Helaine talks with John Coker - New Market, Tennessee

#226 SOUVENIR SPOONS - Joe talks with Richard Hatch - Hendersonville, North Carolina

#227 PEARLS - Joe talks with Joe Mackley - Knoxville, Tennessee

#228 CIVIL WAR PISTOLS - Joe talks with Joe Groseclose - Kingsport, Tennessee

#229 SHOPPING TAG SALES - Joe shops Junior League "Bag-A-Bargain"

#230 MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Joe and Helaine share with viewers

Season One

#101 QUITLS - Quilts & Interview with Shelly Zegart Hints and Tips - Don't Throw Away Anything

#102 ENAMELED WARE - Enameled Ware & Interview with David Pikul Hints and Tips - When In Doubt, Ask An Expert

#103 ROSEVILLE POTTERY - Roseville Pottery & Discussion Session Hints and Tips - Old Doesn't Mean Valuable

#104 EARLY AMERICAN TOYS - Early American Toys & Interview with Rich Garthoeffner Hints and Tips - Don't Store Batteries In Toys

#105 PERFUME BOTTLES - Perfume Bottles & Interview with Betsy Thacker Hints and Tips - Displaying Your Glassware

#106 FURNITURE - Furniture Evaluation Special & Interview with Donald Sack

#107 NATIV AMERICAN BASKETS - Native American Baskets & Interview with Marci Burns Hints and Tips - You May Replate Your Electroplated Items

#108 SAMPLERS - Samplers & Interview with Steve Huber Hints and Tips - Get a Receipt

#109 EARLY AMERICAN IRONWARE - Early American Ironware & Interview with Pat Guthman Hints and Tips - Buy What You Like, Not For An Investment

#110 SPONGEWARE - Spongeware & Interview with Lisa McAllister Hints and Tips - - Be Careful When Using Your Basket

#111 POLITICAL MEMORABILIA - Political Memorabilia & Interview with Andy Simon Hints and Tips - Don't Overpolish Your Silver

#112 WWII WEAPONS - World War II Edged Weapons & Interview with Joe Groseclose Hints and Tips - - Be Careful When Storing Textiles

#113 The All Appraisal Show

- China Export Items with Betty Hoeopfinger Hints and Tips - Introduction of Andy Hurst Special - Visit the Scott Antique Market in Atlanta , Georgia

#115 LUGGAGE - Vintage Luggage with Barbara Sweeney Hints and Tips - Polishing Silver

#116 FLOW BLUE - Flow Blue - Joe talks with Judith Keefer Hints and Tips - Water Stains

#117 FABRICS - Vintage Fabrics - Helaine talks with Marjorie Meier Hints and Tips - Repairing Leather

#118 PAPER LAMINATION - Helaine talks with Mary Sue Packer Hints and Tips - Paper Lamination

#119 CHILDREN'S CLOTHES - Victorian Children's Clothes - Helaine talks with Rosemary Grant Hints and Tips - Foxing

#120 LUNCH BOXES - Lunch Boxes - Joe talks with Bill Henry Hints and Tips - Hanging Pictures and Photos

#121 MAJOLICA POTTERY - Victorian Majolica Pottery - Joe talks with Dawna E. Layman Hints and Tips - Caring for Copper Items

#122 TIN AND PAPER BOXES - Tin and Paper Boxes - Jessica Pack Hints and Tips - Repairing Furniture Scratches

#123 CUT GLASS - American Cut Glass - Joe talks with Tom Duncan Hints and Tips - Gluing Table Legs

#124 AUTOGRAPHS - Joe looks at a collection of autographs Hints and Tips - Repairing Wooden Furniture

#125 THE HOUSTON MUSEUM - Joe and Helaine look at the collections and the history of the Houston Museum in Chattanooga, TN Hints and Tips - Repairing Chairs

#126 PEACHBLOW - Joe looks at The Houston Museum's Peachblow collection Hints and Tips - Stripping Chairs

#127 BLUE AND WHITE - Historical Blue & White - Joe and Helaine look at The Houston Museum's collection of Historical Blue and White Hints and Tips - Washing Valuable Items

#128 ROYAL BAYREUTH - Joe looks at The Houston Museum's Royal Bayreuth Collection Hints and Tips - Fabric Storage

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