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Throwback Thursday - “Antiques Roadshow - Hot Springs”

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It’s been more than 10 years since “Antiques Roadshow” visited The Natural State, and we can barely believe it!

For their last visit, the Roadshow crew came to the Spa City in 2002. Arkansans and “Antiques Roadshow” fans from far and wide joined us in the Hot Springs Convention Center to learn the values and history of artifacts like these:





In addition to visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park and taking the waters on Bathhouse Row, the “Antiques Roadshow” crew also discovered some rare treasures …


Like this Japanese Meiji-period cast-bronze elephant sculpture, appraised to have a value of $10-15,000 …


A valuable collection of Beatles memorabilia valued at $60 - 80,000 …


An original Mose T painting

And many other fascinating items! A short list of other fortunate finds included a magnificent portfolio of Ansel Adams photographs, signed by the photographer; a logbook containing minutes of the Arkansas Territorial Legislative Council from 1825 to 1829 —  an important historical record of the time; a newly discovered painting by renowned Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey valued at $150,000; a cache of limited edition 1930s-era labor union buttons; a pristinely preserved 19th-century German doll; and a unique piece of Arkansas history: a handmade patchwork quilt designed as a map of the state circa 1903. 

What treasures will will find at “Antiques Roadshow — Little Rock”? We can’t wait to find out!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@aetn) and Instagram (@aetn) for our updates throughout the event, and join the conversation using #RoadshowAR. It’s going to be a fascinating event!