(TLC, 2009-2010) true story series
Best we can tell, this series tanked after three episodes. The premise was simple: tell the stories of ordinary folks who stumbled across valuable objects. The Rhode Island connection concerns Michael Westman, who, with friend Alan Golash, purchased a pearl brooch from a Newport antiques store for $14. One of the two purple pearls turned out to be one of the largest quahog pearls known, possibly worth as much as a million dollars.
A quick half-hour taping with Westman took place at Consignments Ltd, 597 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, on January 29, 2010, the original store having since gone out of business. The episode aired April 18, 2010.