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Antiques Roadshow; Bismarck, ND


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Antiques Roadshow
Bismarck, ND
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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

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW arrives in Bismarck, North Dakota, where host Mark Walberg and appraiser Suzanne Perrault dig up a wealth of information about the University of North Dakota's School of Mines pottery program and how valuable these 20th-century pieces have become.

1010, 4/10/2006: Folk art painting appraised by Stephen Fletcher, of Skinner Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. As a child, Todd admired a brightly colored painting on his grandmother's wall that depicted her grandparents' farm in southeastern Minnesota. The painting shows a complete picture of what their life on the farm was all about. Although the painting was signed, initialed and dated 1896, the artist still remains a mystery. He advised Todd not to fix the stains, since it's not distracting and doesn't affect the value of the painting, which Stephen estimates to be a charming $10,000. Bennington lion appraised by Stuart Slavid, of Skinner Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. Art from Missouri brought a very intimidating, yet beautiful, figure of a lion to the ROADSHOW in Bismarck. This lion has been in Art's family for at least as far back as his great grandfather, who was from New England. The lion was manufactured by the Fenton Lyman Company in 1849. The Fenton Lyman Company was a producer of Bennington pottery and created high lead-glazed animals, utilitarian wares, picture frames, and other works of art. Bennington pottery has always been highly desirable. Stuart marveled at the flawless condition of the piece and estimated its value at auction to be $4,000 to $6,000.

Field trip: University of North Dakota Art Pottery: University of North Dakota; Bill Baron Pottery

1011, 4/17/2006: During ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's stop in Bismarck, North Dakota, host Mark Walberg gets a lesson in school-related antiques and collectibles from appraiser Karen Keane in an actual one-room schoolhouse, part of the Buckstop Junction historic village restoration. Celestial globe appraised by Gary Espinosa, of Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco, California. Appraiser Gary Espinosa thrilled at the "absolutely marvelous" condition of this mid-19th-century celestial globe. Unlike a terrestrial globe that depicts landmasses and bodies of water, a celestial globe represents the placement of stars and constellations. This particular globe was made by the E.G. & W. Blunt Company of New York. Gary attests that such globes were quite rare in America during that period. At auction, Gary believes this globe could sell for $6,000 to $8,000. A terrestrial globe from that period, and in similar condition, could be worth even more — anywhere from $15,000 to $20,000.

Field Trip: School Collectibles: Buckstop Junction; Fruitlands Museum

1012, 4/24/2006: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW plants itself in Bismarck, North Dakota, and host Mark Walberg and appraiser Ken Farmer visit a farm where the main crop is farm-related collectibles. Convertible bathtub appraised by Leslie Keno of Sotheby's in New York City. To the passerby this piece is simply a large, solid cylinder of wood. But appraiser Leslie Keno quickly recognized its hidden potential, unveiling the bathtub's unique features and history. The tub is completely free-standing and opens like a Murphy bed. Leslie counseled the owner to insure his convertible tub for $3,500.



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Bismarck, ND,” 04/24/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A98854B72684E76B83FC910EC56AFD1.
MLA: “Antiques Roadshow; Bismarck, ND.” 04/24/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A98854B72684E76B83FC910EC56AFD1>.
APA: Antiques Roadshow; Bismarck, ND. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8A98854B72684E76B83FC910EC56AFD1
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