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Antiques Roadshow; San Francisco, Ca


Antiques Roadshow # 206 San Francisco , CA Hour 1 of 2 EE Master

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Antiques Roadshow
San Francisco, Ca
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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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804, 1/26/2004: ANTIQUES ROADHOW begins its sojourn in San Francisco. At the Asian Art Museum — and in the shops of Chinatown — host Lara Spencer gets a lesson from expert Lark Mason in identifying Chinese porcelain. At the Moscone Center, discoveries run the gamut from an impressive collection of American military campaign medals, to a valuable 18th-century hand-painted herbal book by Elizabeth Blackwell — wife of the physician to the King of Sweden — to a startlingly naturalistic 19th-century French Pallisyware platter featuring a fish, snake and insects, with an appetizing value of $2,500 to $3,500.

805, 2/2/2004: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues its sojourn in San Francisco, California, with an eye out for Gold Rush and Spanish Mission treasures. ROADSHOW appraisers are delighted with the day's haul, which includes an original Ansel Adams Mission San Juan Batista photograph, a whimsical sculpture of three nymphs and a satyr by French artist Pierre Laurel, and a pair of 17th-century chinoiserie-style scent bottles that could fetch a sweet $30,000 to $50,000 at auction.

806, 2/9/2004: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Lara Spencer and appraiser Gary Sohmers of Wex Rex Collectibles flash back to the 1960s and San Francisco's psychedelic music and art scene with a visit to a North Beach poster shop. Back at the Moscone Convention Center, everything's groovy, including a remarkable set of autographed pictures of the hottest Hollywood starlets, circa 1942 — Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth and Lucille Ball among them; a 1920s Art Deco engagement ring with a perfect "azure" cut diamond; and a Picasso-designed souvenir jug worth an unforgettable $5,000.

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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; San Francisco, Ca,” 09/06/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D89D95113A1649E9BB1428CAC04AD66A.
MLA: “Antiques Roadshow; San Francisco, Ca.” 09/06/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D89D95113A1649E9BB1428CAC04AD66A>.
APA: Antiques Roadshow; San Francisco, Ca. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D89D95113A1649E9BB1428CAC04AD66A
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