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    Grand Rapids, Michigan: 2009

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    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and host Mark L. Walberg voyaged to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they found rivers of treasure.

    Hour 1 | Original Air Date: April 20, 2009 (#1313)

    ARTICLE: The Spirit of Ecstasy

    The story behind this enduring icon.


    Hour 2 | Original Air Date: April 27, 2009 (#1314)

    ARTICLE: Buddhist Deities: A Primer

    Asian-arts expert Lark Mason overviews an expansive topic.

    VIDEO: Interview with the Owner

    Watch what Steve, the owner of a richly decorated table cabinet, had to say after his ROADSHOW appraisal in Grand Rapids!

    VIDEO: Bonus Footage

    After appraising two paintings attributed to Albert Bierstadt, Debra Force shares her tips on caring for old paintings.


    Hour 3 | Original Air Date: May 4, 2009 (#1315)

    VIDEO: Interview with the Owner

    Watch what Ralph, the owner of two rare props used in "The Wizard of Oz," had to say after his ROADSHOW appraisal in Grand Rapids!

    SLIDESHOW: Behind the Scenes in Grand Rapids

    Photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Grand Rapids, Michigan, on August 9, 2008.


    Rosewood Boston Pier Table, ca. 1820
    J. Michael Flanigan

    $45,000
    HR 1


    Converted Russian Cufflinks, ca. 1905
    Mark Schaffer

    $5,000-$7,000
    HR 1


    1967 Gerald R. Ford Letter & Envelope
    Francis Wahlgren

    $2,000
    HR 1


    Olaf Carl Seltzer Watercolors
    Colleene Fesko

    $20,000-$28,000
    HR 1


    Handwerck Halbig "160" Character Doll, ca. 1910
    Richard Wright

    $4,000-$5,000
    HR 1


    1929 Charles Mather Work Incentive Posters
    Nicholas Lowry

    $13,000-$19,500
    HR 1


    Émile Gallé Pitcher, ca. 1884
    Kathleen Bailey

    $8,000-$10,000
    HR 1


    Folk Art Portrait of a Girl, ca.1845
    Wendell Garrett

    $8,000-$12,000
    HR 1


    English Della Robbia Vase, ca. 1900
    Suzanne Perrault

    $2,000-$3,000
    HR 1


    1880s Navajo Germantown Blanket
    Douglas Deihl

    $6,000-$8,000
    HR 1


    19th-Century Gold Watch Fob Chain
    Kevin Zavian

    $4,000-$6,000
    HR 1


    1881 Jasper F. Cropsey Painting
    Debra Force

    $300,000
    HR 1


    George Nelson Herman Miller Chest
    Christopher Kennedy

    $1,700-$2,000
    HR 2


    Late 17th-Century European Table Cabinet
    Stuart Whitehurst

    $30,000-$35,000
    HR 2


    Albrecht Dürer Engraving, ca. 1600
    Todd Weyman

    $5,000-$8,000
    HR 2


    Oscar Peterson Fish Decoys, ca. 1932
    Ken Farmer

    $12,100-$12,300
    HR 2


    1913 Winchester Rifle with 14-inch Barrel
    Paul Carella

    $6,000-$8,000
    HR 2


    Tiffany Cold Air Return Cover, ca. 1890
    Arlie Sulka

    $45,000-$50,000
    HR 2


    Schuco Three Little Pigs, ca. 1935
    Andy Ourant

    $2,000-$2,500
    HR 2


    Early 20th-Century Mathias Alten Landscape
    Nan Chisholm

    $20,000-$25,000
    HR 2


    1932 Dick Tracy Original Comic Strip
    Philip Weiss

    $3,000-$5,000
    HR 2


    Liverpool Historical Jug, ca. 1800
    Stuart Slavid

    $5,000-$7,000
    HR 2


    18th-Century Sino-Tibetan Bronze Figure
    Lark Mason

    $5000-$8000
    HR 2


    1959 Édouard Cortès Oil Painting
    Alasdair Nichol

    $30,000-$50,000
    HR 3


    1967 Edris Eckhardt Glass Plaque
    David McCarron

    $2,500-$3,500
    HR 3


    Minton Landseer Plates, ca. 1870
    David Lackey

    $5,500-$8,000
    HR 3


    1827 French Boulle Inlay & Mahogany Strong Box
    Sebastian Clarke

    $5,000-$7,000
    HR 3


    1861 John C. Crawford Portrait of H.P Kinsman
    Kathleen Harwood

    $5,000-$10,000
    HR 3


    Ivory & Pâte de Verre Figure, ca. 1900
    Eric Silver

    $3,000-$5,000
    HR 3


    1924 Glenn Hale Folk Art Painting
    Stephen Fletcher

    $10,000-$15,000
    HR 3


    Osage Ribbon Appliqué Blanket, ca. 1925
    Linda Dyer

    $3,000-$4,000
    HR 3


    Heirloom English Bracelet, ca. 1872
    Barry Weber

    $9,500
    HR 3


    1939 "The Wizard of Oz" Winkie Pikes
    Kathleen Guzman

    $30,000
    HR 3


    Ellis-Stickley Music Cabinet, ca. 1903
    John Sollo

    $80,000-$100,000
    HR 3