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Antiques Roadshow; Des Moines, IA (2011)


Des Moines, IA - Hour 1 EE Master - Texted, Mixed, No CC First Air Date: 2/14/2011

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Antiques Roadshow
Des Moines, IA (2011)
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Series Description

ROADSHOW is part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt. Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation, travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truth about these finds. Series hosT 100-400: Chris Jussel; Series hosT 5-600: Dan Elias. Series release date: 1997

Program Description

1507, 02/14/2011: In Des Moines, appraiser Wes Cowan takes Mark Walberg to the Iowa State Historical Building to show him incredible sand art by Andrew Clemens. Other appraisals include footballs signed by the 1963 and 1966 Green Bay Packers, a unique Civil War signal book, and a Chiparus bronze and marble sculpture purchased in Paris for $50 in the 1950s, now estimated to be worth $100,000. Additional appraisals include: New England Painted Blanket Chest, ca. 1800 Appraised Value: 2,500; Movie Memorabilia, ca. 1935 Appraised Value: $25,000 - $28,000; 1864 Erastus Dow Palmer Marble Relief Plaque Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000; 1927 Gibson Florentine Tenor Banjo Appraised Value: $8,000 - $10,000; Norwegian Burl Birch Peg Tankard, ca. 1730 Appraised Value: $5,000.

Field Trip: Andrew Clemens Sand Art: State Historical Museum of Iowa

1508, 02/21/2011: In Des Moines, Iowa, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis Wahlgren explore an impressive extra-illustrated book set based on a biography of Charles Dickens at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetics tycoon Carl Weeks. Highlights include a collection of late-1950s and 1960s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery; a 1820 Russian Loutkin snuff box inscribed with the imperial arms of the Romanov dynasty; and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, valued at $40,000 to $50,000. Additional appraisals include: Charles Schramm Iowa Red Cedar Folk Carving, ca. 1910 Appraised Value: $15,000 - $20,000; Katharine Wireman Illustration, ca. 1925 Appraised Value: $7,000 - $9,000; "Jonah and the Whale" Mechanical Bank, ca. 1890 Appraised Value: $6,000 - $8,000; Handel Leaded Glass Shade, ca. 1907 Appraised Value: $12,000 - $17,000; Lusitania and Mauretania Poster, ca. 1907 Appraised Value: $12,000 - $18,000

Field Trip: Charles Dickens Extra-Illustrated Set: Salisbury House & Gardens

1509, 02/28/2011: Host Mark L. Walberg, in full beekeeper’s regalia, gets a lesson in honey farming near Des Moines, Iowa, while — at a safer distance — appraiser Stuart Whitehurst discusses examples of antiques with bee motifs. Highlights include a circa 1856 Des Moines city plan, printed just before it officially became Iowa’s new capital; a circa 1838 E.C. Brewster beehive clock; and a circa 1925 round European-cut diamond and platinum ring, valued at $60,000 to $80,000. Additional appraisals include: Upper Connecticut River Valley Chair Table, ca. 1800 Appraised Value: $2,000 - $4,000; 1903 Van Briggle Vase with Flowers Appraised Value: $2,500 - $4,000; Daniel Chester French Bust of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1900 Appraised Value: $15,000 - $25,000; Donald Mackey Illustration Art, ca. 1960 Appraised Value: $6,000 - $9,000; 1935 Martin D-18 Acoustic Guitar Appraised Value: $30,000 - $35,000.

Field Trip: Beautiful Bee Objects: Spring Valley Honey Farms



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Des Moines, IA (2011),” 02/14/2011, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D363FBBFCDE4689BE37F52F3B767E20.
MLA: “Antiques Roadshow; Des Moines, IA (2011).” 02/14/2011. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D363FBBFCDE4689BE37F52F3B767E20>.
APA: Antiques Roadshow; Des Moines, IA (2011). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D363FBBFCDE4689BE37F52F3B767E20
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