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Antiques Roadshow’s Visit to Colonial Williamsburg Will Air on PBS in 2022

“Antiques Roadshow” will air episodes from its Sept. 28 filming in Colonial Williamsburg in 2022. (Courtesy of Antiques Roadshow)

WILLIAMSBURG — The popular PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” will air three one-hour long episodes in 2022 from its visit to Colonial Williamsburg.

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, “Antiques Roadshow” filmed in Colonial Williamsburg for its upcoming 26th season.

Production on the show has looked a little different this year, with a modified production that featured invitation-only filming on closed sets to maintain health and safety.

“I am overjoyed we were finally able to get back on the road and record all-new footage for Antiques Roadshow,” executive producer Marsha Bemko said. “We had a beautiful day and found some fascinating treasures that looked great against the backdrop of Colonial Williamsburg. I can’t wait for everyone to see the new season in just a few months.”

There were several big finds from the Williamsburg visit.

One of the top finds was Andrew Brunk’s appraisal of a Micajah Wilkes cellarette for $50,000-70,000 auction value and $125,000 insurance value. Made by Wilkes in the late 17000s-early 1800s at William Seay’s shop in eastern North Carolina, the cellarette was originally gifted to the Brunk’s parents by a longtime friend.

“Antiques Roadshow” cameras capture guest Andrew Brunk as he appraises a Micajah Wilkes cellarette from 1800. (Courtesy of Antiques Roadshow)

 Peter Planes appraised a 1941 Tuskegee Airmen Gallet Chronograph for $50,000-$100,000 auction value.

The watch, which originally belonged to Planes’ grandfather when he was a flight instructor for the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, was made by the Gallet Watch Company and is known as the “Red Tail” style of the Flying Officer chronograph which was issued to men in the program.

The watch is possibly the only one in the world left with all the related documentation, according to Antiques Roadshow.

Additionally, a 1630 charcoal portrait was appraised by Todd Weyman for $5,000-$150,000 auction value.

The portrait is purported to be made by 17th century artist Sir Anthony van Dyck. It originally hung in a German museum in the 1800s before being transferred to the owner’s grandmother in the early 1900s and has since stayed in the family.

While Weyman concluded that further research would need to be done before a final valuation, the piece could still be worth $5,000-$15,000 at auction even if the work was done by an imitator. If it is an original van Dyck, the piece could be worth $100,000-$150,000 at auction.

The episodes will broadcast on PBS sometime in 2022.

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