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Antiques Roadshow
Chicago, IL
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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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801, 1/5/2004: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW returns for its eighth season with a new host, Lara Spencer . First stop on the 2004 schedule is Chicago, Illinois, where appraiser Simeon Lipman fields Lara's questions about collecting baseball memorabilia and gives her an overview of local baseball history at the Chicago Historical Society. At the Navy Pier Convention Center, experts field a lineup of exciting finds, including an original Beatles "Butcher Cover" album; a Russian magnifying glass commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty; and a 1749 portrait of Harvard College president Reverend Edward Holyoke together with a "Newport" chair that was actually built in Boston with a combined value of $85,000 to $100,000.

802, 1/12/2004: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW returns for its eighth season with a new host, Lara Spencer and expert Noel Barrett at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry to track the differences between toy trains and model trains. At the Navy Pier Convention Center, the treasure hunt turns up items of local importance, including a map of Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871; 12 autographed baseballs from Comiskey Park during the late 1940s to the early 1960s; and pieces of Tiffany Studios glass rescued from the Marshall Fields store's Men's Grille during demolition, valued at $35,000 to $45,000.

803, 1/19/2004: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Lara Spencer invites the audience back to the third and final episode from Chicago's historic Navy Pier Convention Center. ROADSHOW appraisers net a boatload of rare objects, including two trunks and a ringmaster's hat that belonged to the Ringling Brothers of Barnum & Bailey fame; a mid-19th century, 18-karat gold Tiffany necklace; and a French Bru Doll-complete with stylish wardrobe — estimated to be worth from $12,000 to as much as $20,400.



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
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