Kentucky Collectibles

Kentucky Collectibles

Appraisers talk with participants about their possessions, assessing the value and history of items ranging from art, antique furniture, pottery, and more. Host Amy Hess chats with guests about their valuables and hit the road in search of Kentucky's most collectable collectibles. A KET production.

All Past Episodes

Guitar Collecting with Joe Bonamassa, Pt. 2

27:10 | #510 | First Aired: February 25, 2017

Vintage instrument appraiser Mike Reeder concludes his interview with long-time friend and blues-rock guitar titan, Joe Bonamassa. This time, Joe discusses his most prized guitar in his amazing collection.

Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection

26:25 | #509 | First Aired: February 18, 2017

Host Amy Hess and the Kentucky Collectibles crew travel to Maysville for a look at the Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection.

Guitar Collecting with Joe Bonamassa, Pt. 1

26:00 | #508 | First Aired: February 11, 2017

Vintage instrument appraiser Mike Reeder discusses the current state of guitar collecting with long-time friend and blues-rock guitar titan, Joe Bonamassa.

Wooden Nickel Antiques

29:15 | #507 | First Aired: February 4, 2017

Host Amy Hess and the Kentucky Collectibles crew travel to Cincinnati for a tour of Wooden Nickel Antiques.

Reproduction Edison Light Bulb and a Civil War Bowie Knife

27:40 | #506 | First Aired: January 28, 2017

Our expert appraisers take a look at a reproduction Thomas Edison light bulb and a Civil War bowie knife with a fascinating Kentucky connection.

Pillin Pottery; Duncan Tavern Tour

28:03 | #505 | First Aired: January 21, 2017

Our expert appraisers examine a rare piece of Pillin pottery and Kentucky Collectibles host Amy Hess takes a tour of Duncan Tavern in Paris.

Harlan Hubbard Paintings

24:27 | #504 | First Aired: November 19, 2016

A friend of famed artist Harlan Hubbard learns more about her collection of his paintings.

Rookwood Pottery and Lunar Landscape

24:51 | #503 | First Aired: November 12, 2016

Expert appraisers examine historic Rookwood pottery and lunar landscape purchased for 10 cents gets a much larger price tag!

Martin Ukulele and Heirloom Jewelry

25:08 | #502 | First Aired: November 5, 2016

The 5th season of Kentucky Collectibles continues with an appraisal of a Martin Ukulele passed down through a family for generations and some heirloom jewelry that once went missing!

Martin Luther King Jr. Telegram

27:36 | #501 | First Aired: October 29, 2016

In the Season 5 opener, new appraisals and stories from Northern Kentucky include a priceless piece of American history: a telegram from Martin Luther King Jr.

Best of Season 4

20:59 | #413 | First Aired: March 5, 2016

A look back at some of our favorite moments from the fourth season of Kentucky Collectibles.

Vince Gill

25:53 | #412 | First Aired: February 20, 2016

This special edition of Kentucky Collectibles, Grammy Award-winning country music artist Vince Gill sits down with vintage instrument appraiser Mike Reeder to talk about some special guitars from Gill's storied collection, reminisce about his early years in Kentucky, and share a few other musical memories.

Gibson Dot Neck Guitar

24:58 | #411 | First Aired: February 13, 2016

Expert appraisers evaluate a Gibson Dot Neck guitar worth thousands.

John C. Breckinridge Memorabilia and the Antique Boat Center

23:40 | #410 | First Aired: February 6, 2016

Expert appraisers examine a collection of John C. Breckinridge memorabilia. Plus, the Collectibles crew visits the Antique Boat Center in Cincinnati where old and new techniques are used to bring classic boats back to life.

Graphite Portrait and Antique and Modern Jewelry

26:08 | #409 | First Aired: January 30, 2016

An 1840 graphite portrait with a Kentucky connection is appraised and host Amy Hess travels to Eastern Kentucky for a look at Antique and Modern Jewelry in Middlesboro.

Civil War Diary; Fish Mount; Nostalgia Station Toy Train Museum

23:46 | #408 | First Aired: January 23, 2016

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a civil war diary and a 19th Century fish mount. Host Amy Hess visits the Nostalgia Station Toy Train Museum in Versailles.

Diamond Anniversary Watch and Paducah Antiques District

24:19 | #407 | First Aired: January 16, 2016

A guest gets surprising news about her diamond anniversary watch. Plus, the Kentucky Collectibles crew goes on the road to learn more about the antiques district in downtown Paducah.

"Fab 5" Basketball and J. Sampson Antiques and Books

24:57 | #406 | First Aired: January 9, 2016

Expert appraisers examine a Kentucky basketball from the "Fab 5" era and the Collectibles crew takes a trip to downtown Harrodsburg to visit J. Sampson Antiques and Books.

American Firearm and Antique Alley

23:33 | #405 | First Aired: January 2, 2016

An iconic American firearm that's been passed down through a Kentucky family for generations is examined and host Amy Hess visits Route 7's Antique Alley in Letcher County.

Carl Brenner Painting; Newcomb College Pottery; Oxford Antique Market

24:47 | #404 | First Aired: November 21, 2015

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a Carl Brenner painting and Newcomb College Pottery. Host Amy Hess goes on the road to the Oxford Antique Market in Scott County.

Kentucky Cast Iron and Downtown Paris Antiques District

26:10 | #403 | First Aired: November 14, 2015

Expert appraisers examine one of earliest pieces of Kentucky cast iron and Amy Hess takes us on a tour of Paris' downtown antiques district.

Chinese Ivory Card Case; 1960 Barbie; Jane Beshear

26:22 | #402 | First Aired: November 7, 2015

Expert appraisers examine a 19th Century Chinese Ivory Card Case and a 1960 Barbie including its collection of clothes and accessories. Plus, host Amy Hess talks with Kentucky's First Lady, Jane Beshear, about the collectibles found in the Governor's Mansion.

"Sword of Perryville" and Antique Bourbon Bottles

25:13 | #401 | First Aired: October 31, 2015

The "Sword of Perryville" is examined and evaluated as well a collection of antique Kentucky bourbon bottles found in the garbage.

Best of Season 3

43:25 | #313 | First Aired: February 28, 2015

A look back at some of our favorite moments from the third season of Kentucky Collectibles.

American Firearms and a Kentucky Silver Coin

27:30 | #312 | First Aired: February 21, 2015

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a collection of American firearms with a stunning price tag and Kentucky coin silver.

Italian Manicuring Set and 19th Century Powder Horns

25:25 | #311 | First Aired: February 14, 2015

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of an Italian manicuring set worth thousands of dollars and a pair of 19th century powder horns.

Abraham Lincoln Document and Kentucky Frontier Artifacts

24:00 | #310 | First Aired: February 7, 2015

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of an Abraham Lincoln appointment document and Kentucky frontier artifacts.

Edward Curtis Orotone; German Sporting Rifle

26:30 | #309 | First Aired: January 31, 2015

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of an Edward Curtis orotone and a German sporting rifle.

19th Century Chinese Cinnabar; California Gold Rush Letter

26:30 | #308 | First Aired: January 24, 2015

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a 19th century Chinese cinnabar and a California Gold Rush letter.

Kentucky Sugar Chest; 19th Century Primitive Oil Painting

28:30 | #307 | First Aired: January 17, 2015

Expert appraisers examine a Kentucky sugar chest and a 19th Century primitive oil painting.

Pan-American Commemorative Quilt

25:40 | #306 | First Aired: January 10, 2015

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a Pan-American commemorative quilt.

Currier and Ives Civil War Memorial; Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Collection

23:52 | #305 | First Aired: January 3, 2015

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a Currier and Ives Civil War memorial. The Kentucky Collectibles crew travel to Nashville for a look at former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist, Ed King's stunning guitar collection.

Gibson Ukulele; American Long Rifle; Frazier History Museum

26:50 | #304 | First Aired: November 22, 2014

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a 1940's Gibson ukulele and an American Long Rifle with a stunning value! Plus, learn more about the Frazier History Museum in downtown Louisville.

Gibson Guitar; Elvis Presley Autograph; Antique Cars

25:18 | #303 | First Aired: November 15, 2014

Expert appraisers examine treasures including a 1940's Gibson guitar, a high school yearbook autographed by Elvis Presley, and a couple of antique cars with heartwarming family story behind them.

Victorian Mourning Items; Kentucky Sports Memorabilia; Colt Revolver

26:52 | #302 | First Aired: November 8, 2014

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a collection of Victorian mourning items, Kentucky college sports memorabilia, and a 1911 Colt Single Action revolver.

Harvey Joiner Painting; Neil Armstrong Photograph; Chester Cornett Exhibit

25:50 | #301 | First Aired: November 1, 2014

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a Harvey Joiner painting and a signed Neil Armstrong photograph. Amy Hess travels to the Kentucky Folk Art Center in Morehead for a look at the Chester Cornett rocking chair exhibit.

Benjamin Mills Rifle and Privy Digging

25:06 | #207 | First Aired: December 15, 2013

Learn about the history and value of a Benjamin Mills rifle and host Dave Shuffett goes privy digging in search of treasures.

Favorite Moments - Season Two

58:43 | #299 | First Aired: November 30, 2013

A look back at some of our favorite moments from the second season of Kentucky Collectibles.

Space Memorabilia; Winchester Yellowboy Rifle; Wilson and Sawyier Paintings

27:51 | #206 | First Aired: November 24, 2013

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a piece of Conway Twitty space memorabilia, a Winchester Yellowboy rifle, and paintings by Kentucky artists Robert Burns Wilson and Paul Sawyier.

Limited Edition Etchings and Nardi Jewelry

27:30 | #205 | First Aired: November 17, 2013

Expert appraisers examine treasures including limited edition etchings and a collection of Nardi jewelry purchased in Italy in 1969, that now has a stunning price tag!

Kentucky Handmade Doll Collection and Garth's Auctions

26:10 | #204 | First Aired: November 10, 2013

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of a special collection of Kentucky handmade dolls and Dave Shuffett and Amy Hess talk with Jeff Jeffers of Garth's Auctions about what's hot in the world of antiques!

Aviation Movie Poster; Harlem Renaissance Silk Screen; Guitar Collection

29:01 | #203 | First Aired: November 3, 2013

Expert appraisers examine the history and value of an aviation movie memorial poster, a Harlem Renaissance art silk screen, and host Amy Hess visits with Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters as he receives an appraisal on his unbelievable guitar collection!

Steiff Teddy Bear; Rose O'Neill Illustration; Lincoln Document

24:13 | #202 | First Aired: October 27, 2013

Expert appraisers examine treasures including 1926 Steiff musical teddy bear, a Rose O'Neill illustration, and a document signed by Abraham Lincoln.

Folk Art Phonograph Dancers; Tiffany Racing Trophy; Kentucky Connection Book

27:01 | #201 | First Aired: October 20, 2013

Expert appraisers examine treasures including folk art phonograph dancers, a Tiffany Kentucky racing trophy, and a book with a connection to one of Kentucky's beloved historians.

Favorite Moments - Season One

36:05 | #199 | First Aired: November 24, 2012

Hosts Dave Shuffett and Amy Hess take a look back at some of their favorite moments from the first season. Highlights include a collection of rare snuff bottles, an Italian Revival Lamp with a local connection, and an 18th century still life worth an amount you'll have to see to believe!

A Look Back at Season One

25:00 | #105 | First Aired: November 17, 2012

A look back at some of the best moments from the first season of Kentucky Collectibles.

Hall of Famers Signed Baseball; Watch Fob; Italian Revival Lamp

26:45 | #104 | First Aired: November 10, 2012

Expert appraisers examine treasures including a baseball signed by several Hall of Famers, a watch fob known as "The Rock," and an Italian Revival Lamp worth a lot more than the purchase price of $25.

Woodstock Poster; Thomas Hart Benton Lithograph; 18th Century Still Life

26:05 | #103 | First Aired: November 3, 2012

Expert appraisers examine treasures including an original Woodstock poster, a Thomas Hart Benton lithograph, and an 18th century still life passed down through a Kentucky family for more than 200 years.

Newcomb College Pottery; Martin Guitar; Rare Marbles

26:30 | #102 | First Aired: October 27, 2012

Expert appraisers examine treasures including pottery from Newcomb College, a 1946 Martin Guitar, and some of the rarest marbles in the world.

Babe Ruth Baseball; Harpers Ferry Pistol; Snuff Bottles

26:10 | #101 | First Aired: October 20, 2012

Expert appraisers examine treasures including an autographed Babe Ruth baseball, a Harpers Ferry pistol, and an amazing snuff bottle collection.

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