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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

    $10,000-$15,000
    Big and Little


    Kirman Carpet ca. 1910
    Mark Topalian

    $25,000-$35,000
    Big and Little


    1778 Chippendale Miniature Walnut Chest
    Leigh Keno

    $50,000-$60,000
    Big and Little


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

    $300-$500
    Big and Little


    Display Stove & Salesman's Sample Ice Box
    Noel Barrett

    $7,500
    Big and Little


    Miniature Attributed to Henry Benbridge
    Susan Kleckner

    $5,000-$10,000
    Big and Little


    Vermont Farm Machinery Company Farm Animal Treadmill
    George Glastris

    $300-$500
    Big and Little


    Arts & Crafts Dollhouse & Furniture
    Leslie Keno

    $5,000-$8,000
    Big and Little


    Confederate Georgia Pike, ca. 1861
    Christopher Mitchell

    $1,500
    Big and Little


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

    $27,000-$30,000
    Big and Little


    Massachusetts Miniature Card Table, ca. 1790
    Marybeth Keene

    $8,000-$12,000
    Big and Little


    John Fery Painting, ca. 1912
    Peter Fairbanks

    $20,000-$30,000
    Big and Little


    1920s Arman T. Manookian Painting
    Alan Fausel

    $5,000
    Big and Little


    18th-Century North American Indian Burlwood Bowl
    Nancy Druckman

    $40,000-$60,000
    Big and Little


    Edwardian Old Mine-Cut Diamond Ring
    Joyce Jonas

    $40,000-$50,000
    Big and Little


    Kwakiutl-Style Transformation Mask
    John Buxton

    $1,500-$2,500
    Big and Little


    Chinese Dragon Carved Walnut Shells, ca. 1910
    James Callahan

    $2,000
    Big and Little


    Miniature Hebrew Bible, ca. 1850
    Ken Sanders

    $1,000
    Big and Little


    Dutch Miniature Cutlery Box, ca. 1800
    Sebastian Clarke

    $2,500-$3,500
    Big and Little


    Beals Becker Uniform & Photographs
    Mike Gutierrez

    $50,000
    Big and Little






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