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Hundreds of Utahns brought their treasures to the Salt Palace Convention Center last June for appraisals by the Antiques Roadshow
. This month, Antiques Roadshow
presents three hours filmed in Salt Lake City. The episodes, airing three Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. on KUED-Channel 7, beginning April 16,
feature memorabilia from the West and the early days of the Mormon Church. In the first episode, host Mark Wahlberg takes a plunge down the Olympic Park’s bobsled run to get in the zone for a look at Olympics collectibles with appraiser Phillip Weiss. At the convention center, Roadshow experts take a look at a valuable 19th-century archive of materials documenting the career of Philip Margetts, considered the first prominent Mormon actor. The memorabilia, valued at $100,000 to $150,000, was the most expensive find in Salt Lake City. In the second episode, airing April 23
, Wahlberg is joined by appraisers Leigh and Leslie Keno for a tour of what may be the largest antique furniture store in America: Eurotreasure Warehouse, with some 40,000 pieces the owner had shipped from Europe. At the convention center, appraisers discover treasures with local roots, including a writing desk made by the owner’s great grandfather, Robert Nell, one of the original pioneers: a mid-19th-century shotgun, passed down from the owner’s great, great-granddaughter, an employee of the Overland mail company Stage Coach Service; and an extremely rare 1851 first- edition copy of The Pearl of Great Price – the third volume of Mormon scripture, valued at $45,000 to $50,000. At Salt Lake City’s Utah Museum of Natural History, appraiser Gary Piattoni introduces host Mark Wahlberg to the world of the rock hound and the market in minerals in the third episode, airing April 30.
At the convention center, Roadshow appraisers hit a mother lode of precious objects, including a set of clubs once owned by Utah golf legend, George “Gix” Von Elm, who won the U.S. Open Amateur in 1926, a set of beautiful 18th Century Chinese white jade carvings; and a pair of rare documents: a Mormon advertisement on textile and a copy of Brigham Young’s Invasion Proclamation – both issued in 1857 during hostilities between the Mormons in Utah and the U.S. Government – valued at $10,000 to $15,000. This month, Antiques Roadshow presents three hours filmed in Salt Lake City. The episodes air Monday nights at 7 p.m. on KUED-Channel 7, beginning April 16.