PBS set to air 3 Boise episodes of ‘Antiques Roadshow.’ There were six-figure finds

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Sarah A. Miller/smiller@idahostatesman.com

After fans of “Antiques Roadshow” packed the Idaho Botanical Garden last May with various family heirlooms, rare works of art and historical artifacts, the show is set to air three hourlong episodes filmed in Boise in the coming weeks.

Season 27 of the 20-time Emmy-nominated series began airing in January with visits to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee; Santa Fe’s Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Filoli in Woodside, California; and Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont.

“After two years of pandemic filming, being back on location with our full Roadshow appraisal events was a dream come true,” said executive producer Marsha Bemko in a news release. “The energy and excitement on set was palpable, and the stories and treasures captured for this new season wowed us all. When the episodes premiere, I know our fans will be wowed, too.”

Boise’s turn in the spotlight will be April 3, April 10 and April 17 — all Mondays — on Idaho Public Television. All three episodes begin at 7 p.m. and will be available for streaming on the PBS app or online at video.idahoptv.org.

Here are just some of the treasures from Boise:

Italian haute couture traveled to Boise with a silk-velvet Fortuny jacket, passed down through the women in the guest’s family by her great-grandmother, and featuring the famous fashion house’s proprietary techniques that are still a secret to this day.

Center caps and a certificate from a Rolls Royce Wraith circa 1941, basketball team autographs from the 1934 All-American team, and a Maynard Dixon oil painting circa 1913. One of the items is valued at $50,000 to $80,000.

Idaho state gems and gold nuggets found in 1905, a collection of 1935 Gum Inc. Mickey Mouse trading cards, and an 1826 set of portraits attributed to artist Guilford Limner. One of them is a $20,000 to $40,000 find.

Marvel Amazing Spider-Man comics, a 1980 box of Topps basketball cards, and an Alexej von Jawlensky Meditation oil painting. One item is appraised at $50,000 to $100,000.