ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visits the Wheaton Arts Center, where appraiser Arlie Sulka discusses American paperweights and host Mark L. Walberg tries his hand at glass blowing. Highlights include: an inscribed Walt Whitman memoir; a statue by French sculptor Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse; and an oil painting by Cornelius Krieghoff valued at $200,000 to $350,000.
Discoveries are being made at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Des Moines, Iowa, where highlights include: a circa 1856 Des Moines city plan; a circa 1838 E.C. Brewster beehive clock; and a circa 1925 round European cut diamond and platinum ring, valued at $60,000 to $80,000.
In San Jose, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Bruce Shackelford meet up at the historic Fallon House to examine works by prolific Western painter Astley David Middleton Cooper. Valuable find: A painting entitled "The Wet Nurse," by the German genre painter Carl Herpfer, valued at $80,000.
The 1997-1998 rainfall season was the second wettest (47.22 inches) in the 149 seasons recorded beginning in 1849. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 1998 trip to the City by the Bay featured a modest-looking Eskimo hunting helmet with an estimated value that has swelled from its original $65,000 to $75,000 to $100,000 to $125,000, while a 1385 English silver spoon declined from $10,000 to $20,000 to $5,000 to $
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Nicholas Lowry visit Stanford University's Hoover Institution and its huge collection of political posters and discuss the origins of Uncle Sam. Valuable Find: A collection of three Great Basin baskets made in Nevada and given a conservative auction estimate of $60,000 to $75,000.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW returns to Des Moines, where highlights include a collection of late 1950s and 60s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery; an 1820 Russian Loutkin snuff box inscribed with the imperial arms of the Romanov dynasty; and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg visits a unique memorial to renowned potter Artus Van Briggle: a building on the Colorado College campus decorated with Van Briggle tiles. Highlights include: two prototype chairs designed by the guest's father when he worked for noted modernist George Nelson; a salesman's sample canoe; and a 1941 Martin guitar valued at $65,000 to $75,000.