Leigh and Leslie Keno (“Antiques Roadshow”) are modern-day treasure hunters. These world-renowned antique experts and appraisers have helped people all over the U.S. sell more than $1 billion worth of collectibles. In the new unscripted series BURIED TREASURE, the identical twin brothers will travel across the country helping ordinary people find treasures right in their own homes.
The Kenos will show up at participants’ homes and immediately begin their hunt for the hidden gems. Some people will have treasures, while others will have trash. Leigh and Leslie will investigate items of interest using cutting-edge technology to determine authenticity, condition and–ultimately–worth.
By Troy Rogers
In the season finale of Buried Treasure called "The Native American, The Foreclosure & The Classic Car," the Keno Brothers visit a family in the Catskills to assess their collection of Native American art in order to pay for cancer treatments before heading to New Jersey where Leigh and Leslie discover a one-of-a-kind antique car. To round out the season of Buried Treasure, the Keno Brothers stop in Georgia to help a family avoid foreclosure on their home.
LEIGH: Without giving away what happens up there, in a log cabin, where there are actually bears walking around and deer, it’s a very beautiful place. But way up in the country, actually near where we grew up, there are some really interesting pieces of Native American art. In that situation, we’re hoping the person, who’s gravely ill--we’re trying to help people. In this instance, we find some treasures that will help the person. But there are some things in the show we show people and try to figure out which one is a fake and which one is real. In the end, we reveal that.
The Native American, The Foreclosure & The Classic Car
Comment: The Keno brothers are properly knowledgeable and respectful about the items they inspect. No stereotypes here.
I'm guessing the brothers never air an episode where they wind up disappointing people. So I'll spoil the "surprise" ending. The collector bought several items--a beaded bag, a small totem, and a ledger painting--for several hundred to a couple thousand dollars. He learns they're worth $5,000-$15,000.
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