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Antiques Roadshow; Grand Rapids, MI


Grand Rapids, CT, Hour 1 EE Master - Texted, Mixed, No CC First Air Date: 4/20/2009

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Antiques Roadshow
Grand Rapids, MI
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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

1313: 4/20/2009: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW drives to the Gilmore Car Museum near Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a look at its collection of more than 1,500 hood ornaments or "mascots." Appraisal highlights: a letter from Grand Rapids native son, Gerald Ford, written in 1967 to his former kindergarten teacher; a pair of earrings made from cufflinks given to the guest's grandfather by Czar Nicholas of Russia; and an 1881 painting by noted Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey, valued at $300,000

Appraisals Include: Rosewood Boston Pier Table, ca. 1820 Appraised Value: $45,000; WWII Submarine Flag & Wheel of the U.S.S. Spadefish Appraised Value: $4,000 - $5,000; Converted Russian Cufflinks, ca. 1905 Appraised Value: $5,000 - $7,000; 1967 Gerald R. Ford Letter & Envelope Appraised Value: $2,000; Émile Gallé Pitcher, ca. 1884 Appraised Value: $8,000 - $10,000; 1880s Navajo Germantown Blanket Appraised Value: $6,000 - $8,000; 19th-Century Gold Watch Fob Chain Appraised Value: $4,000 - $6,000; 1881 Jasper F. Cropsey Painting Appraised Value: $300,000.

Field Trip: Vintage Hood Ornaments: Gilmore Car Museum

1314 ; 4/27/2009: In Grand Rapids, Michigan, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW admires masterpieces of locally manufactured modernist furniture at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Appraisal highlights: a unique quilt made of fabric scraps signed by 200 celebrities and dignitaries, including Gerald Ford, Neil Armstrong and Lucille Ball; a turn-of-the-century cold-air return cover made by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company; and a collection of wooden fish decoys by renowned Michigan master carver Oscar Peterson, valued at $14,000.

Appraisals Include: Late 17th-Century European Table Cabinet Appraised Value: $30,000 - $35,000; Oscar Peterson Fish Decoys, ca. 1932 Appraised Value: $12,100 - $12,300; 1820s Georgian Gold & Enamel Vinaigrette Bracelet Appraised Value: $6,000; 1737 German Celestial & Terrestrial Atlas by Joann Baptist Homann Appraised Value: $8,000 - $12,000; 1913 Winchester Rifle with 14-inch Barrel Appraised Value: $6,000 - $8,000; Tiffany Cold Air Return Cover, ca. 1890 Appraised Value: $45,000 - $50,000; Early 20th-Century Mathias Alten Landscape Appraised Value: $20,000 - $25,000; 18th-Century Sino-Tibetan Bronze Figure Appraised Value: $5,000 - $8,000.

Field Trip: Modern Furniture: Public Museum, Grand Rapids

1315: 5/4/2009: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's stop in Grand Rapids includes a detour to the Holland Museum in Holland, Michigan - and a nod to Western Michigan's Dutch roots - for a look at Delft tiles through the centuries. Appraisal highlights include a rare Stickley music cabinet designed by Harvey Ellis; a painting by French artist Edouard Cortes that's authenticated in an enlightening way; and a pair of prop spears used in the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, estimated to be worth $30,000.

Appraisals include: 1959 Édouard Cortès Oil Painting Appraised Value: $30,000 - $50,000; Copy Photograph of Edward Curtis' 1905 "Geronimo," ca.1920s Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000; Minton Landseer Plates, ca. 1870 Appraised Value: $5,500 - $8,000; Early 18th-Century Mughal Embroidery Appraised Value: $15,000; Confederate Foot Officer's Sword by Leech & Rigdon, ca. 1861 Appraised Value: $12,000; 1939 "The Wizard of Oz" Winkie Pikes Appraised Value: $30,000; Ellis-Stickley Music Cabinet, ca. 1903 Appraised Value: $80,000 - $100,000; Heirloom English Bracelet, ca. 1872 Appraised Value: $9,500

Field Trip: Delft Tiles: The Holland Museum



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
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