A patriotic Andrew Clemens sand bottle, discussed on The Hot Bid by Wes Cowan
A patriotic Andrew Clemens sand bottle, discussed on The Hot Bid by Wes Cowan.

To mark the return of Antiques Roadshow tonight (check your local PBS listings), here is every story ever published on The Hot Bid that features appraisers who have appeared on the program. It includes a lot of people, and even more stories. Enjoy!

A Tremendous Mike toy robot, with original box.

Michael Bertoia, Bertoia Auctions, Tremendous Mike toy robot. The winsome red robot commanded $11,000.

The Crucifixion, a limestone carving by self-taught African American artist William Edmondson.

* Sebastian Clarke, Rago Auctions, carving by William Edmondson. The Crucifixion, a circa 1930s carving by the African-American outsider artist, ultimately sold for $175,000.

Wes Cowan, Cowan’s Auctions, patriotic sand bottle by Andrew Clemens. In the story, Cowan talks about first encountering Clemens’s art on Antiques Roadshow. This bottle ultimately sold for $102,000.

Let Me Off Uptown, a mixed-media work by Emma Amos.

Nigel Freeman, Swann Auction Galleries, Emma Amos’s Let Me Off Uptown. The mixed-media fabric work set a world auction record for the artist, selling for $125,000.

Defiance, a print from the Emperor Jones series.

Nigel Freeman, Swann Auction Galleries, Emperor Jones prints by Aaron Douglas. Shown from the group of four 1972 reprints is Defiance.

A narrative quilt made by Faith Ringgold. Oprah Winfrey commissioned her to make it for Dr. Maya Angelou.

Nigel Freeman, Swann Auction Galleries, record-setting Faith Ringgold story quilt. Commissioned by Oprah Winfrey as a birthday gift for Dr. Maya Angelou, it sold at Swann in 2015 for $461,000.

War Worker, a painting by Elizabeth Catlett.

Nigel Freeman, Swann Auction Galleries, Elizabeth Catlett’s painting, War Worker. The 1943 tempera-on-board commanded $149,000.

Untitled (Negro Mother), a copper repoussé mask by Sargent Johnson.

Nigel Freeman, Swann Auction Galleries, Sargent Johnson’s Untitled (Negro Mother). The rare mid-1930s copper repoussé mask sold for $100,000 and a record for the artist at auction.

Milk Drop Coronet, a photograph by Harold Edgerton.

Daile Kaplan, Swann Auction Galleries, Milk Drop Coronet by Harold Edgerton. This print of the iconic image shot by the MIT professor sold for $4,250.

Mechanic at Steam Pump in Electric Power House, aka Powerhouse Mechanic, by Lewis Hine.

Daile Kaplan, Swann Auction Galleries, Mechanic at Steam Pump in Electric Power House, aka PowerHouse Mechanic, by Lewis Hine. This was an exceptionally early print, dating to circa 1921.

Edward S. Curtis's portrait of Oglala Lakota leader Red Cloud.

Daile Kaplan, Swann Auction Galleries, an Edward S. Curtis portrait of the Oglala Lakota leader Red Cloud. The platinum print commanded $32,500.

An image of seven nude women from a portfolio by Albert Arthur Allen.

Daile Kaplan, Swann Auction Galleries, a 1925 portfolio of nudes by Albert Arthur Allen. The rare complete set of 15 images from The Model, Series No. 1 fetched $2,860.

Kenneth Nolan's Songs: Yesterday, a chevron painting from 1985.

Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Kenneth Nolan’s Songs: Yesterdays. The 1985 chevron painting sold for $550,000, well over its estimate.

Bibi on the Ball, a hyperrealistic sculpture by Carole Feuerman.

Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Bibi on the Ball by Carole Feuerman. The hyperrealistic sculpture went on to set a world auction record for the artist.

Spring Flowers in Washington, D.C., a colorful abstract by Alma Thomas.

Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Spring Flowers in Washington, D.C. by Alma Thomas. This was the debut post on The Hot Bid. The painting sold for $387,500 and set a world auction record for Thomas.

A Bounty Hunter dune buggy, completed in 1969.

Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Bounty Hunter dune buggy. An unusually well-built example of the mid-century off-road vehicle sold for $36,250.

Jonathan Borofsky's Man with Briefcase (C), a woodcut with collage on handmade paper.

Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Man with a Briefcase (C) by Jonathan Borofsky. The woodcut with collage on handmade paper fetched $9,375.

Wendell Castle's 2008 limited edition Abilene rocking chair, fashioned from stainless steel.

Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Wendell Castle Abilene rocking chair. The stainless steel limited edition appeared at LAMA roughly a month after Castle died.

Ed Ruscha's print Double Standard.

Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Ed Ruscha’s Double Standard. When it sold for $206,250 at LAMA in October 2014, it set a record for a print by the artist.

Word Image, Tadanori Yokoo's poster for a 1968 MoMA show.

Nicho Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries, Tadanori Yokoo’s Word Image poster. Created for a 1968 MoMA show, it sold for $4,250.

The famous 1917 "I Want You" U.S. Army recruiting poster.

Nicho Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries, a 1917 “I Want You” recruiting poster. It fetched $14,300, just $101 shy of the world auction record.

A rare 1927 movie poster for The Siren of the Tropics, starring Josephine Baker.

Nicho Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries, 1927 movie poster for The Siren of the Tropics, starring Josephine Baker. The rare poster garnered $9,750.

A triptych of posters touting the merits of Mont Blanc.

Nicho Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries, a 1928 trio of Mont Blanc travel posters. Showing the famous mountain at day, twilight, and night, the triptych sold for $13,750.

An Alphonse Mucha poster showcasing actress Sarah Bernhardt.

Nicho Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries, Alphonse Mucha poster of Sarah Bernhardt. The 1896 poster, created to advertise the actress’s American tour, commanded $8,750.

A mid-1930s German travel poster that includes the Hindenburg zeppelin.

Nicho Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries, a circa 1935 German travel poster. The “pleasant trip to Germany” image, which pictured the Hindenburg, sold for $6,000.

A 1928 travel poster touting Corsica, designed by Roger Broders, who clearly took inspiration from Botticelli.

Nicho Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries, a 1928 Corsica travel poster by Roger Broders. Does the pose of the woman seem familiar to you? It should, especially if you’ve visited the Uffizi Gallery.

An exceptionally rare 1938 London Transport poster designed by Man Ray.

Nicho Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries, a 1938 London Transport poster by Man Ray. Yes, that Man Ray. The exceptionally rare poster fetched $149,000.

A.M. Cassandre's L.M.S/Best Way, which holds the world auction record for any travel poster.

Nicho Lowry, Swann Auction Galleries, L.M.S./Best Way, by A.M. Cassandre. It earned the world auction record for any travel poster in 2012 when it sold for $162,500.

A scarce 1949 concert poster for Billie Holiday, which pictures the singer.

Giles Moon, Heritage Auctions*, Billie Holiday concert poster. The rare poster, which dates to 1949, commanded $13,750.

An original 1969 Woodstock concert poster that lacks its small text and is autographed by designer Arnold Skolnik.

Giles Moon, Heritage Auctions*, an original 1969 Woodstock concert poster. It stands apart for lacking its small text and for bearing a signature from Arnold Skolnik, the artist who designed it.

UNTITLED (EYES), a work that French artist Martial Raysse gave to Hotel Chelsea manager Stanley Bard.

Alasdair Nichol, Freeman’s, UNTITLED (EYES) by Martial Raysse. Inscribed to Stanley Bard, the longtime manager of the Hotel Chelsea, it fetched $50,000–ten times its low estimate.

An amber, white, and gold glass chandelier, from the studio of Dale Chihuly.

Suzanne Perrault, Rago Auctions, Dale Chihuly chandelier. The ten-foot-tall work set a record for a Chihuly chandelier at auction in 2015.

Suzanne Perrault, Rago Auctions, Lino Tagliapietra dinosaur. The exquisite glass sculpture sold for $17,500.

A Chinese cloisonné bottle vase that provoked a frenzy at Quinn's Auctions, ultimately selling for $812,500 against an estimate of $400 to $600,

Matthew Quinn, Quinn’s Auctions, a Chinese cloisonné bottle vase. It sold for $812,500 against an estimate of $400 to $600 thanks to bidders who were convinced that it dated to the 14th century, and not the 18th or 19th centuries. The bidders were right.

A version of Rene Lalique's Tortues vase in amber glass with white patina.

David Rago, Rago Auctions, a Lalique Tortues vase. The amber glass vase with white patina garnered $25,000.

An unusually tall Wally Bird with a markedly snarky expression.

David Rago, Rago Auctions, a tall Wally Bird. Designed as a tobacco jar, the snarky-faced ceramic bird sold for $50,000.

A handsome vertical Paul Evans cabinet.

David Rago, Rago Auctions, a Paul Evans cabinet. The seven-foot-tall furnishing sold for a record $382,000.

A large four-panel ceramic tile by Frederick Hurten Rhead that features a peacock.

David Rago, Rago Auctions, a Frederick Hurten Rhead peacock tile. The unique, large, four-panel tile sold for the staggering sum of $637,500.

David Rago, Rago Auctions, George Ohr vase. The exceptional large vase with ear handles and a serrated rim commanded $10,625.

A circa 1865 tintype of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the first female recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Deborah Rogel, Swann Auction Galleries, tintype of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. The circa 1865 image of the first female winner of the Medal of Honor sold for $9.375.

A record-setting Peter Hujar portrait of David Wojnarowicz.

Deborah Rogel, Swann Auction Galleries, a Peter Hujar Portrait of David Wojnarowicz. Dubbed David Wojnarowicz: Manhattan-Night (III), the 1985 silver print commanded $106,250 and a world auction record for the artist.

A still life of flowers in a vase on a yellow background by Florine Stettheimer.

Robin Starr, Skinner, a Florine Stettheimer still life. Offered in 2016, it garnered $375,000 and a world auction record for the artist.

Chrysler Building, a print by Howard Cook completed in the same year the skyscraper went up.

Todd Weyman, Swann Auction Galleries, Howard Cook’s Chrysler Building. The 1930 print sold for $10,625.

Day and Night, a magnificent, complex 1935 print by M.C. Escher.

Todd Weyman, Swann Auction Galleries, M.C. Escher’s Day and Night. The mind-bending 1935 print sold for $40,000.

The original artwork for the Italian poster for Sylvia Scarlett, a 1935 film starring Katharine Hepburn.

Dr. Catherine Williamson, Bonhams, original artwork for the Italian movie poster for Sylvia Scarlett. The 1935 film starred Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, but artist Anselmo Ballester kept the focus on the female star.

Robby the Robot. The one, the only, the original. Who doesn't love Robby the Robot? No one, that's who.

Dr. Catherine Williamson, Bonhams, Robby the Robot. The star of Forbidden Planet sold for $5.3 million and set a world auction record for a screen-used prop.

Grant Zahajko, Grant Zahajko Auctions, a 1936 Olympic basketball gold medal. The prize was awarded to John Haskell “Tex” Gibbons, a player on the winning American team.

Special thanks to Bertoia Auctions for the image of Tremendous Mike.

Special thanks to Cowan’s for the image of the Andrew Clemens sand bottle.

Special thanks to Rago Auctions for the images of the William Edmondson carving; the Dale Chihuly chandelier; the Lalique vase; the Rhead tile panel; the Paul Evans cabinet; and the tall Wally Bird.

Special thanks to Swann Auction Galleries for the images of Emma Amos’s Let Me Off Uptown; the Faith Ringgold narrative quilt; the Emperor Jones prints; the Elizabeth Catlett painting; the Sargent Johnson mask; the Albert Arthur Allen image; the Lewis Hine photograph; the Harold Edgerton photograph; the portrait by Edward S. Curtis; the Tadanori Yokoo poster; the I Want You poster; the Josephine Baker movie poster; the trio of Mont Blanc postes; the Mucha poster; the 1930s German travel poster; the Borders Corsica poster; the Man Ray London Transport poster; the A.M. Cassandre poster; the Mary Edwards Walker tintype; the Peter Hujar photograph; the Howard Cook print; and the M.C. Escher print.

Special thanks to Los Angeles Modern Auctions for the images of the Kenneth Nolan painting; the Carole Feuerman sculpture; the dune buggy; the Wendell Castle rocking chair; the Alma Thomas painting; and the Ed Ruscha print.

Special thanks to Heritage Auctions for the images of the Billie Holiday concert poster and the Woodstock concert poster.

Special thanks to Freeman’s for the images of the Martial Raysse work.

Special thanks to Quinn’s Auctions for the image of the Chinese cloisonné bottle vase.

Special thanks to Skinner for the image of the Florine Stettheimer still life.

Special thanks to Grant Zahajko Auctions for the image of the 1936 Olympic gold medal.

And special thanks to Marsha Bemko and all at Antiques Roadshow, for generally being awesome.

*Clarke has since moved to Doyle, and Moon has since moved to Bonhams.