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Antiques Roadshow; Milwaukee, WI (2007)

1117 Milwaukee, Hour 1 EE Master w/Mix and Text, No CC First Air Date: 10/29/07


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Series
Antiques Roadshow
Program
Milwaukee, WI (2007)
Program Number

1117

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

1117, 10/29/2007: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW kicks off its visit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the city's traditional German Fest, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stuart Whitehurst soak up the atmosphere and talk about collectible German beer steins. At the Midwest Airlines Center, collectors are thirsty for information about such treasures as a 1952 Fender Esquire guitar, prized by country and western musicians; a late 19th-century child's sled in the shape of a swan, considered a rare piece of American folk sculpture; and a cliffhanger: an 18th-century desk and bookcase passed down to the owner from his great-grandfather, a former Governor of Connecticut, that could be worth as much as $250,000 — or $20,000, if the two pieces are determined to be "married."

Field trip: German steins: German Fest

1118, 11/5/2007: In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry peruse the world's largest collection of posters by French lithographer Jules Cheret, best known for his colorful advertisements for the Moulin Rouge. At the Midwest Airlines Center, appraisers get a kick out of the objects arrayed for their evaluation including a charming 1772 needlework sampler crafted by the youngster who would become renowned clockmaker Aaron Willard's wife; a lovely circa 1890 Japanese bronze sculpture of a peasant woman and baby; and a ruby and diamond bracelet, purchased by the owner's great-grandmother — a German countess — from Austria's Empress Eugenie in the 1890s, with an auction estimate of $30,000 to $35,000.

1119, 11/12/2007: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW wraps up its visit to the Cream City, Milwaukee, Wisconsin — nicknamed for the locally manufactured, off-white bricks that mark the city's mid-19th-century architecture. At the Midwest Airlines Center, ROADSHOW experts pave the way for some unique discoveries, including a valuable Persian rug the owner used to cover furniture in the rain; a stained glass figurine originally commissioned for the owner of horse racing legend Dan Patch; and two milestone game baseballs, autographed by Milwaukee Braves legend Warren Spahn — one from Spahn's 327th winning game, which made him the winningest left-handed pitcher of all time, and the other from Spahn's 300th winning game, the gold standard for pitchers. Auction value for the pair could hit $11,000 to $14,000.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Antiques and Collectibles
Creators
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Antiques Roadshow; Milwaukee, WI (2007),” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FDA98255C65E4083A2AEF13825C644D0.
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APA: Antiques Roadshow; Milwaukee, WI (2007). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FDA98255C65E4083A2AEF13825C644D0
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