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Antiques Roadshow; Baltimore, MD (2008)

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Antiques Roadshow
Baltimore, MD (2008)
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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

1201: 1/7/2008: Host Mark L. Walberg welcomed viewers to the 12th season of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW from Baltimore, Maryland.

"Angel-Fish" Pin from Mark Twain, ca. 1895: $1,500-$8,000: At the Baltimore ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in June 2007, a guest named Susan arrived with a beautiful enamel lapel pin, a black-and-white photo of her grandmother as a young girl, and a family story that connected her grandmother to one of America's greatest writers, Samuel Clemens. "My understanding has been that she was given this pin by Mark Twain," Susan said. "Samuel Clemens in his older years had a group of young ladies that he corresponded with, and who visited him at his home." The story is true, and the woman's grandmother was Dorothy Sturgis, one of the dozen or so young girls between the ages of 11 and 16 that Clemens, whose pen name was Mark Twain, befriended in his later years.

1885 Chicago Opening Day Baseball Program: $8,000 - $12,000: "Dedication of the Chicago Ball Park, Saturday, June 6, 1885." The Chicago Ball Park became known as West Side Park, and that's where the Chicago White Stockings played, the team that would later become the Chicago Cubs. In 1885 they needed a new park and this is the dedication souvenir program from that day. There is an actual image of the West Side Park, and on the bottom a team photograph. 19th-century baseball collectibles are amongst the rarest and most desirable of all sports memorabilia and the Chicago Cubs are one of the most collected teams, and the condition's amazing.

Field Trip: Antique Cast-Iron Garden Ornament: Ladew Topiary Gardens

1202: 1/14/2008: Appraisals include: Italian Micromosaic Picture, ca. 1865 Appraised Value: $8,000 - $12,000; Pennsylvania Tramp Art Dresser Appraised Value: $6,000 - $8,000; Thomas Hart Benton Drawing, ca. 1933 Appraised Value: $12,000 - $18,000; Johnny Unitas 1958 Championship Jacket Appraised Value: $40,000 - $60,000; 1928 Edna Ferber's Copy of "Show Boat" Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000

Field Trip: Edgar Allan Poe Material: Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

1203: 1/21/2008: 1971 George Nakashima Conoid Bench Appraised Value: $45,000 - $45,000; 1829 D.H. Burr Manhattan Map Appraised Value: $4,000 - $6,000; 19th-Century Eberhart Stoneware Jug & Jar Appraised Value: $6,600 - $8,800; 1798 Nicolas Lupot Violin & Peccatte-style Bow Appraised Value: $140,000 - $160,000; Lionel Blue Comet Toy Train, ca. 1935 Appraised Value: $8,000 - $12,000; Nordfeldt Two-Sided Painting, ca. 1915 Appraised Value: $100,000 - $100,000

Field Trip: Vintage Original Comic Art: Geppi's Entertainment Museum



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Baltimore, MD (2008),” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9EFAFA03AB8E4A3DBA823D47D48532CD.
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APA: Antiques Roadshow; Baltimore, MD (2008). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9EFAFA03AB8E4A3DBA823D47D48532CD
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