Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius” with the astronomer’s signature and seemingly original watercolor paintings that changed our understanding of the cosmos.
Learn the fascinating stories from treasures found in Chicago including a group of Ayn Rand inscribed books, an Edward Borein watercolor, ca. 1930, and a 1931 Carnegie hero medal. But which is the episode’s top find? Also: a trip to Crab Tree Farm.
Journey to The Big Easy for hidden treasures like a diamond bracelet and a Van Cleef & Arpels ring, Mardi Gras Comus Krewe parade float watercolors from 1892, and Keith Haring subway graffiti art from around 1980.
Highlights include a collection of personal letters from Amelia Earhart to the guest’s aunt that feature Earhart’s entrepreneurial and self-promotional sprit; Joseph Delaney drawings, circa 1950, purchased from the Knoxville artist’s own home for $20 each and now valued at $2,000 to $3,000; and two Jacob Maentel watercolors, circa 1835 and larger than average, […]