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Antiques Roadshow; Boston, MA

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Antiques Roadshow
Boston, MA
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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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607: In ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, host Dan Elias tours the Museum of Fine Arts, which is the permanent home of several world-class collections, including some of the best Asiatic art in the East or the West. ROADSHOW appraisers at the Bayside Expo Center encounter a remarkable array of objects, including a remarkable Hummel figurine of an F-84 bomber, a rare and valuable 18th-century frontiersman's tomahawk; and a bronze Egyptian sculpture dated 664 to 304 B.C., still holding the remnants of a falcon mummy and estimated to be worth $12,000 to $18,000.

608: Host Dan Elias explores Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, an architectural treasure as beautiful as the artwork it holds. Crowds back at the Bayside Expo Center have a lot to offer ANTIQUES ROADSHOW appraisers and viewers, including an18th-century French tureen; a trunk full of turn-of-the century Coast Artillery uniforms; and a rare certificate of citizenship for a free person of color. The certificate, purchased from the WGBH Auction in 1978, is valued at $3,500 to $5,000.

609: While in Boston, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Dan Elias gives viewers a local history lesson with a visit to the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historical site. Best known for building New York's Central Park, Olmsted also created Boston's Emerald Necklace, a five-mile-long landscape project that links a series of parks, roadways and ponds. Inside the Bayside Expo Center,collectors arrive with armloads of items for appraisal, including an antique French fashion doll with clothing and accessories; memorabilia from the Lilliputian Opera Company, including a Tom Thumb tuxedo; and a delightful folk-art cat carved from a single piece of wood in the mid-19th century, now estimated to be worth $6,000 to $10,000.



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Antiques and Collectibles
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
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