Treasure Detectives

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (24)

Treasure Detectives is part information part educational and part reality viewing eager to please viewers eager to get a glimpse of the high-end art world. The host is a an expert at uncovering fakes and forgeries, and the series takes viewers behind the scenes to see just how items are verified, authenticated, and documented. While not every so called treasure turns out to be literally paved with gold, the show lets fans see the discovery process and the attention to details that takes a trained professional to detect. Informative and engaging, the series showcases some truly fabulous pieces from around the world.

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de Kooning Painting / Han Dynasty Dagger
8. de Kooning Painting / Han Dynasty Dagger
April 23, 2013
The team attempts to authenticate a possible de Kooning painting bought at a garage sale; a dagger that may date from the Han Dynasty in ancient China.
Hockey Mask Prototype / 40 Foot Mural
7. Hockey Mask Prototype / 40 Foot Mural
April 16, 2013
The team attempts to authenticate a prototype of the first hockey mask worn in a pro hockey game and a 40-foot mural purchased at a flea market that may have been shown at the 1939 World's Fair.
Queen Elizabeth Painting / Lincoln Table
6. Queen Elizabeth Painting / Lincoln Table
April 9, 2013
The team attempts to authenticate a 19th-century table said to have been owned by Abraham and Mary Lincoln, and a rare 15th-century Queen Elizabeth portrait.
Mormon Books / Neil Armstrong's Cufflinks
5. Mormon Books / Neil Armstrong's Cufflinks
April 2, 2013
Cuff links and a tie pin that may have traveled to the moon with astronaut Neil Armstrong; a collection of the 19th-century LDS newspaper Times and Seasons.
Les Paul's Guitar / James Brown's Cape
4. Les Paul's Guitar / James Brown's Cape
March 26, 2013
The team is asked to authenticate a guitar said to have been one of Les Paul's favorites as well as a cape said to have been worn by James Brown on stage in 1979, both of which are being auctioned off as part of Dick Clark's estate.
Violin / Warhol
3. Violin / Warhol
March 19, 2013
A former tech executive asks the team to prove that a possible Stradivarius violin is the real thing before he purchases it for $12 million. Also: an antiques dealer believes he purchased an authentic Warhol for $100 bucks; if it's authentic he stands to make $25,000 on the deal.
Tiffany Lamps / Honus Wagner
2. Tiffany Lamps / Honus Wagner
March 12, 2013
The team investigates a 1908 Honus Wagner baseball card.
Pilot
1. Pilot
March 5, 2013
The team investigates a possible Lalique glass automobile hood ornament; they also examine a possible Roy Lichtenstein print.
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Treasure Detectives is part information part educational and part reality viewing eager to please viewers eager to get a glimpse of the high-end art world. The host is a an expert at uncovering fakes and forgeries, and the series takes viewers behind the scenes to see just how items are verified, authenticated, and documented. While not every so called treasure turns out to be literally paved with gold, the show lets fans see the discovery process and the attention to details that takes a trained professional to detect. Informative and engaging, the series showcases some truly fabulous pieces from around the world.

  • Premiere Date
    March 5, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (24)