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Antiques Roadshow; Minneapolis, MN (2012)


Minneapolis, MN - Hour 1 EE Master - Texted, Mixed, No CC First Air Date: 5/7/12

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Antiques Roadshow
Minneapolis, MN (2012)
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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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1616, 05/07/2012: Host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Sebastian Clarke at the American Swedish Institute to discuss Mora clocks, beautiful tall case timekeepers cherished by many Swedish-Americans who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Highlights include a questionable George Elmslie chair that, if authentic, could fetch $50,000; a 1900 McKinley-Roosevelt poster discovered at a flea market; and a 1976 fancy intense yellow diamond ring, valued at $140,000-$160,000. Additional appraisals include: Grueby Jar & Rhead Butterfly Vase Appraised Value: $13,000 - $19,000; Russian Enamel Silver Punch Bowl and Ladle, ca.1890 Appraised Value: $40,000; Alexander Tillander Parasol Handle, ca. 1914 Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000; Fish Trade Sign, ca. 1855 Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000; Tiffany Studios Chainmail Fixture, ca. 1905 Appraised Value: $20,000 - $25,000.

Field trip: Antique Mora Clocks: The American Swedish Institute

1617, 05/14/2012: Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Phil Weiss are surrounded by military aviation memorabilia for a discussion of animation propaganda produced by Disney Studios during World War II. Highlights include a 1956 Elvis Presley standee rescued from an attic; a portrait sketched by George Gershwin accompanied with letters from the composer to the owner’s mother; and a circa 1885 Franz Roubaud oil painting, valued at $100,000. Additional appraisals include: American Aesthetic Movement Oak Dining Table, ca. 1880 Appraised Value: $3,000 - $5,000; 1865 Abraham Lincoln Mourning Parade Banner Appraised Value: $15,000 - $25,000; "Alice in Wonderland" Doorstops Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000; Carved Soldier Whirligig, ca. 1860 Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000; Grueby Pottery Vase, ca. 1905 Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000.

Field Trip: World War II Cartoons: Commemorative Air Force, Minnesota Wing

1618, 05/21/2012: The Wabasha Street Caves provide the perfect noir background for host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Simeon Lipman to discuss the history and collecting of flashlights. Highlights include an 1863 Ulysses S. Grant letter; a circa 1950 Charles Shulz Li’l Folks original cartoon; and two paintings — one by Victor Higgins, the other by Spencer — purchased together for $5, but valued at $75,100-$75,200. Additional appraisals include: French Cartonnier Bureau Plat Movie Prop, ca. 1920 Appraised Value: $8,000 - $20,000; Yomut Asmalyk Rug, ca. 1870 Appraised Value: $5,000; 1903-1905 The Doves Press Bible Appraised Value: $10,000 - $15,000; Patek Philippe Lady's Watch Set, ca. 1900 Appraised Value: $15,000 - $20,000; Chinese Imperial Proclamation, ca. 1795 Appraised Value: $6,000 - $8,000.

Field trip: Vintage Flashlights: Wabasha Street Caves and the Flashlight Museum

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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
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