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    Special: Big & Little (2009)

    Big & Little proves good things come in small — and gigantic — packages. In this special edition, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW looks high and low through its archive of appraisals for unusually teeny treasures and outsize objects.

    HIGHLIGHT: Chinese Carved Walnut Shells

    James Callahan appraises a pair of Chinese carved walnut shells, ca. 1910, worth $1,000 each.
    (Seattle, Hour 1)

    HIGHLIGHT: John Fery Painting

    Peter Fairbanks appraises a large painting by John Fery, ca. 1912, worth $20,000 to $30,000.
    (Dallas, Hour 2)

    Large German Cabinet
    Gillian Arthur

    Big and Little

    Kirman Carpet ca. 1910
    Mark Topalian

    Big and Little

    1778 Chippendale Miniature Walnut Chest
    Leigh Keno

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    World War II German POW Ship in a Bottle made in Canada
    Daniel Buck Soules

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    Display Stove & Salesman's Sample Ice Box
    Noel Barrett

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    Miniature Attributed to Henry Benbridge
    Susan Kleckner

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    Vermont Farm Machinery Company Farm Animal Treadmill
    George Glastris

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    Arts & Crafts Dollhouse & Furniture
    Leslie Keno

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    Beals Becker Uniform & Photographs
    Mike Gutierrez

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    Moravian Green Fish Flask, ca. 1810
    J. Garrison Stradling

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    Massachusetts Miniature Card Table, ca. 1790
    Marybeth Keene

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    John Fery Painting, ca. 1912
    Peter Fairbanks

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    1920s Arman T. Manookian Painting
    Alan Fausel

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    18th-Century North American Indian Burlwood Bowl
    Nancy Druckman

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    Edwardian Old Mine-Cut Diamond Ring
    Joyce Jonas

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    Kwakiutl-Style Transformation Mask
    John Buxton

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    Chinese Dragon Carved Walnut Shells, ca. 1910
    James Callahan

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    Miniature Hebrew Bible, ca. 1850
    Ken Sanders

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    Dutch Miniature Cutlery Box, ca. 1800
    Sebastian Clarke

    Big and Little