MPTV Airs “Milwaukee” Antiques Roadshow!
Antiques Roadshow, the most popular program on PBS, visited Milwaukee last July. Now, Milwaukee Public Television will air three programs revealing what Milwaukeeans brought in for appraisal: Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. and repeated at 8 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. and repeated at 8 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. and repeated at 8 p.m. Among the more unique items appraised was an 18th century New York desk and bookcase that once belonged to a governor of Connecticut and could possibly be the most valuable object of the Antiques Roadshow season (see picture below); a ruby and diamond encrusted bracelet from Austria’s Empress Eugenie which the owner’s great grandmother purchased in the 1890s; and two game-baseballs autographed by Milwaukee Brave and Hall of Famer Warren Spahn. One baseball was from Spahn’s 327th victory, which made him the all-time winningest lefthander in history, and the other was from his 300th career victory, the gold standard for pitchers.
VITAL is really excited about this! You should be too! And look how excited the Keno Brothers are about that bookcase!