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Antiques Roadshow; Hartford, CT (2009)


Hartford, CT, Hour 1 EE Master - Texted, Mixed, No CC First Air Date: 5/11/2009

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Antiques Roadshow
Hartford, CT (2009)
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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

1316 5/11/2009: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Hartford, Connecticut, then ventures to Mystic Seaport for a glimpse of America's maritime heritage expressed in the Seaport's collection of rare paintings. Appraisal highlights include a 1963 poster for a Joan Baez/Bob Dylan concert at New Haven Arena, brought by the artist's daughter; a pair of 18th-century silk shoes purportedly worn by one of George Washington's dance partners; and a collection of 200-year-old Wedgwood pottery buttons found in an attic and valued at $1,500 to $2,000 for the set.

Appraisals include: Archive of Charles Edward Minor, African American Sailor Appraised Value: $2,500 - $3,500; Philadelphia Card Table, ca. 1760 Appraised Value: $250,000 - $350,000; Lady's Silk Shoes, ca. 1785 Appraised Value: $1,500; English Gentleman's Button Set, ca. 1805 Appraised Value: $1,500 - $2,000; Early Tiffany Glass Vase, ca. 1895 Appraised Value: $9,000 - $12,000; Charlton & Co. Bracelet & Brooch Appraised Value: $23,000 - $34,000; Mid-20th Century Ralph Cahoon Oil Painting Appraised Value: $30,000 - $50,000; 1965 Bob Dylan & Joan Baez Concert Poster Appraised Value: $12,000 - $15,000.

Field Trip: Maritime Paintings: Mystic Seaport, The Museum of American and the Sea

1317: 5/18/2009: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's visit to Hartford includes a stop at the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, to look at time pieces that reflect Connecticut's rich history of clock manufacturing. Appraisal highlights include a custom-made table purchased 40 years ago from George Nakashima; a rare pre-WWI German toy wagon with its even more rare original box; and a highly prized bronze statue of a medieval Russian warrior, by Russian artist Eugene Lanceray, valued at $120,000 to $130,000.

Appraisals include: 1967 George Nakashima Frenchman's Cove Table Appraised Value: $50,000 - $60,000; Sandusky Plane & 1873 Carpenter’s Tool Chest Appraised Value: $11,425 - $17,125; Hans Eberl Toy Van with Box, ca. 1910 Appraised Value: $5,000 - $7,000; North American Indian Collection Appraised Value: $9,050 - $13,400; Tiffany & Company Ceylon Star Sapphire Diamond Ring, ca. 1922 Appraised Value: $25,000 - $35,000; 15-Star Confederate Flag, ca. 1861 Appraised Value: $40,000; "Harriman Expedition" with Edward Curtis Photos, ca. 1899 Appraised Value: $30,000 - $40,000; 1886 Eugene Lanceray Bronze of Sviatoslav Appraised Value:.$120,000 - $130,000

Field Trip: Connecticut Inn and Tavern Signs: Connecticut Historical Society 1318: 5/25/2009: In Hartford, Connecticut, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW finds a sign of the times - actually a whole collection of antique inn and tavern signs - at the Connecticut Historical Society. Appraisal highlights include an heirloom early-19th-century Duncan Phyfe dressing table; a rare set of vintage jewelry by influential 20th-century designer Suzanne Belperron; and a watercolor signed by Katharine Hepburn - who gifted the owner with the piece when the actress was performing at the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut - valued at $15,000 to $20,000.

Appraisals include: Duncan Phyfe Dressing Table, ca. 1818 Appraised Value: $12,000 - $14,000; Japanese Cloisonné Vase, ca. 1920 Appraised Value: $4,000 - $6,000; 1960 Katharine Hepburn Original Watercolor Appraised Value: $15,000 - $20,000; French Bru Doll, ca. 1880 Appraised Value: $15,000; Cartier Gold Bracelet Watch, ca.1950 Appraised Value: $15,000; 1894 Charles Courtney Curran Portrait Appraised Value: $75,000; 19th-Century Northwest Coast Tribal Items Appraised Value: $52,000 - $78,000; Suzanne Belperron Jewel Collection, ca. 1945 Appraised Value: $60,000.



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Hartford, CT (2009),” 05/11/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D8C59DDD5C4495ABEF4CEED8E6C9163.
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