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Chesapeake Collectibles: Season 11
Chesapeake Collectibles

Season 11 Premieres January 8, 2024  at 7:30pm

Airing on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

Chesapeake Collectibles Season 11

Chesapeake Collectibles returns to Maryland Public Television in January with a fresh look and a treasure trove of captivating finds. In each episode, passionate collectors bring their unique, antique, and collectible treasures for evaluation by expert appraisers, who reveal fascinating facts about the items’ history, provenance and value.

This season features an extraordinary range of items: a ceremonial sword from the Pacific Islands, a pair of vintage Air Jordan sneakers, memorabilia related to the sinking of the Titanic, a hat owned by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, the personal collection of a NASA astronaut, an original Barbie doll, and the single most valuable item to ever appear on the show: the first computer manufactured by Apple.

Talkin' Collectibles

Welcome to our ongoing series of blog posts about the world of collecting and collectibles. We hope you enjoy each installment as we celebrate the return of Chesapeake Collectibles. 

Patrick Keegan
Executive Producer


When discovery gets yucky (part 2)

 

Just how “adventurous” can the life of appraisers be? There is a huge range of anecdotes about them encountering putrid environments and vermin. But it can be even worse. Let’s describe it as “When yuck meets yikes!” READ MORE >>


EPISODE 1113

Air Date: April 1, 2024

Iconic Baltimore scenes come to life in a painting of Holland's Market by Jacob Glushakow. A former Baltimore County teacher shares the story of her participation in NASA's Teacher in Space Project. A highly collectible variant of a Rolex Submariner wristwatch delights an appraiser, and a guest shares an impressive collection of 19th-century silver. Plus, a family photograph and a signed first-edition reveal family stories.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles 1113 | Baltimore painting; Teacher Space Project; Rolex, tea set.


EPISODE 1112

Air Date: March 25, 2024

The Orioles’ World Series appearances are chronicled in a collection of charms owned by a former franchise employee. A painting reveals a guest’s personal connection to the Wild West. A silver bowl tells tales of Maryland’s political history. A guest shares an unusual collection of cane guns. And, a model of a naval prototype stumps an appraiser.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles Episode 1112 | Cane guns; Western painting; Orioles charms & More


EPISODE 1111

Air Date: March 18, 2024

A guest learns how playing with a baseball signed by Babe Ruth impacted the value. Appraiser Ross Kelbaugh discusses the increasing popularity of sneaker collecting, and shares a highlight from his own collection: a pair of vintage Nike Air Jordans. A portrait of William III provides insights into 17th century Dutch propaganda. And, discover the values of an antique rocking horse and vintage guitar.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles Episode 1111 | Babe Ruth ball; William III portrait & More


EPISODE 1110

Air Date: March 11, 2024

An appraiser reveals the stories hidden within a decorative vase. A collection of shipwright’s tools help illuminate Baltimore’s maritime history. The history of the U.S. Airmail Service is revealed through a collection of personal memorabilia. And, a panoramic photograph of African American troops proves a puzzle.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles Episode 1110 | Chinese vase; shipwright's tools & More


EPISODE 1109

Air Date: March 4, 2024

A painting purchased for $25 contains more than first meets the eye. The story of Japanese Americans interned during WWII is revealed through hand-carved birds. And guests share a collection of items once belonging to astronaut Alan Shephard, a bronze sculpture by Native American artist Alfred Ziegler, and an Art Deco magazine rack.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles Episode 1109 | Hand-carved birds; Art Deco magazine rack & More


EPISODE 1108

Air Date: February 26, 2024

A historic collection of Carter G. Woodson's pioneering work, The Journal  of Negro History. An intricate, 19th century cigar humidor made in Germany's Black Forest region. A painting by renowned French Art Deco artist, Louis Icart. A pair of Caucasian rugs amaze an appraiser. And, a junk store find is revealed to be one of Sly and the Family Stone's last gold records.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles Episode 1108 | Cigar humidor; Louis Icart painting & More


EPISODE 1107

Air Date: February 19, 2024

A carved figurine used by the inhabitants of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in their elaborate funeral rituals. A collection of baseballs signed by members of the 500 home run club. A Remington New Model Army Revolver issued to Union troops. A pristine 1920s vanity case rescued from a dumpster. And, a set of discharge papers issued to US Colored Troops shortly after the Civil War.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles 1107 | Carved figurine; 500 home run club; vanity case & More


EPISODE 1106

Air Date: February 12, 2024

Portraits reveal a link between the Eastern Shore and Nicaragua. A tea set kept in a suitcase proves a pristine collection of Colonial silver. A collection of photographs taken in Maryland, featuring President Kennedy, Johnny Unitas and Brooks Robinson. A library of materials relating to Martin Luther King Jr's Poor People's Campaign. And, a complete collection of 1956 Topps baseball cards.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles 1106 | Colonial silver; historic portraits; baseball cards & More


EPISODE 1105

Air Date: February 5, 2024

An iconic newspaper headline makes a long-awaited appearance. A Babe Ruth baseball card found in a junk shop proves a highly profitable purchase. A portrait by renowned artist David Park is shared by the portrait's subject. The journey of a blood-stained diary, lost by a Union soldier, tells a unique story.  And, a ceremonial sword made from shark teeth astonishes an appraiser.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles 1105 | Iconic newspaper; Babe Ruth card; David Park portrait & More


EPISODE 1104

Air Date: January 29, 2024

A gift from a friend is revealed to be the first Barbie doll. An unusual signature raises the value of a Joe Montana rookie card. A basement find proves to be a highly sought after bottle of Remy Martin cognac. An Afghan war rug tells the story of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. And, discover the historic significance of a photograph taken of US Colored Troops during the Civil War.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles 1104


EPISODE 1103

Air Date: January 22, 2024

Historic treasures abound in this episode, including a ceremonial hat that once belonged to Benito Mussolini; a series of prints commemorating the Tuskegee Airmen; a Nazi dagger confiscated from a member of the SS; a collection of rare prototype plates produced for the B&O railroad; and a Colt Dragoon revolver intended for the foreign market.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles 1103


EPISODE 1102

Air Date: January 15, 2024

A guest shares an extraordinary collection of Titanic artifacts and memorabilia. Discover "what's hot" and "what's not" in modern collectibles. The value of a Maasai portrait shocks the owners. A Swiss pocket watch brooch is revealed to have more than just sentimental value. And, the origins of a Colonial-era betty lamp are uncovered.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles 1102


EPISODE 1101: Season 11 Premiere! 

Air Date: January 8, 2024

A priceless treasure brings a treasure of her own for evaluation. An auction acquisition is revealed to be a piece of White House china. Historian and social media influencer Evan Woodard shares one of his latest finds. An ornate, monumental clock impresses an appraiser. And, one of the first computers manufactured by Apple is revealed to be the single most valuable item to ever appear on the show.

Preview: Chesapeake Collectibles 1101


Major funding is provided by Alex Cooper Auctioneers