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    St. Paul, Minnesota: 2005

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    In ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's 2005 season opener from St. Paul, Minnesota — the land of 10,000 lakes — former host Lara Spencer and appraisers were awash in a sea of antiques and collectibles.

    Hour 1 | Original Air Date: January 3, 2005 (901)

    ARTICLE: Jules Chéret: Elevating Ads to an Art Form

    More on the "father of modern posters."

    ARTICLE: The Tafoyas: Legends of Pueblo Pottery

    More on this well-known family of potters.


    Hour 2 | Original Air Date: January 10, 2005 (902)

    ARTICLE: What's the Value of Research?

    A stoneware expert goes to extra lengths in an effort to learn the origins of a newly discovered jug.


    Hour 3 | Original Air Date: January 17, 2005 (903)

    HIGHLIGHT: Political Mechanical Coin

    Rudy Franchi appraises a curious example of late-19th-century political propaganda from the 1896 presidential campaign between the famed populist William Jennings Bryan and the eventual winner, William McKinley.


    Gustav Stickley Armchair
    David Rago

    $40,000-$50,000
    HR 1


    Meiji Period Cloisonné Charger
    James Callahan

    $3,000-$5,000
    HR 1


    1878 Small Valuables Box
    Marybeth Keene

    $1,200-$1,500
    HR 1


    Vienna Bronze Plaque, ca.1910
    Eric Silver

    $6,000-$8,000
    HR 1


    Wm. Norton Painting, ca. 1900
    Alan Fausel

    $12,000-$18,000
    HR 1


    Maria Martinez Pots, ca. 1930
    Bruce M. Shackelford

    $45,000-$55,000
    HR 1


    Seth Thomas Clock, ca. 1829
    Stephen Fletcher

    $1,000-$1,500
    HR 1


    Bradley & Hubbard Lamp, ca. 1908
    David P. McCarron

    $4,000
    HR 1


    Schoenhut Circus Band, ca. 1910
    Noel Barret

    $10,000-$12,000
    HR 1


    Mennonite Dowry Chest, ca. 1870
    Dean Failey

    $12,000
    HR 1


    Marta M. Fjetterstrom Textile
    James Ffrench

    $2,000-$4,000
    HR 1


    Patek Philippe Watch, ca. 1914
    Paul Hartquist

    $250,000
    HR 1


    1888 Jules Chéret Poster
    Nicholas Lowry

    $1,500-$2,000
    HR 1


    Folk Art Dresser, ca. 1880
    Leigh Keno

    $3,000-$3,500
    HR 1


    Baltimore Painted Table
    J. Michael Flanigan

    $20,000-$25,000
    HR 2


    Jeepster Toy Cars, ca 1940
    Noel Barrett

    $5,000-$6,000
    HR 2


    Durand Art Glass, ca. 1925
    Louise Luther

    $3,500-$5,000
    HR 2


    1948 Babe Ruth Watch
    Kevin Zavian

    $1,200-$1,500
    HR 2


    Meissen Coffee Set, ca. 1820
    David Lackey

    $6,000-$8,000
    HR 2


    Yoshida & Hasui Prints, ca. 1925
    Lark Mason

    $20,000-$30,000
    HR 2


    Margaret Bourke-White Photo
    Daile Kaplan

    $4,000-$6,000
    HR 2


    Queen Anne Highboy, ca. 1760
    Leslie Keno

    $18,000
    HR 2


    1951 Willie Mays Jersey
    Simeon Lipman

    $60,000-$80,000
    HR 2


    Clipped Signature Collection
    Ian Ehling

    $8,000-$12,000
    HR 2


    1891 LeFarge Watercolor
    Peter Fairbanks

    $30,000
    HR 2


    Austrian Shotgun, ca. 1865
    Paul Carella

    $3,000-$4,000
    HR 2


    Faberge Desk Set Piece
    Frank Boos

    $10,000-$15,000
    HR 2


    China Doll & Blanket, ca. 1855
    Richard Wright

    $4,200-$6,200
    HR 2


    1876 Harley & Carll Jug
    Allan Katz

    $65,000-$85,000
    HR 2


    Aviation Collection, ca. 1920
    Chris Coover

    $25,000
    HR 3


    Mt. Washington Jar, ca. 1884
    Kathleen Bailey

    $2,000
    HR 3


    Tiger Maple Secretary, ca. 1813
    Ronald Bourgeault

    $50,000
    HR 3


    1957 Fender Stratocaster Guitar
    Jim Baggett

    $15,000-$17,000
    HR 3


    Whaling Collection, ca. 1850
    Stephen Fletcher

    $10,000-$15,000
    HR 3


    Political Mechanical Coin
    Rudy Franchi

    $2,000-$3,000
    HR 3


    DeTaxco Jewelry, ca. 1955
    Susan Florence

    $3,000
    HR 3


    1869 Wm. Sonntag Sr. Painting
    David McCarron

    $15,000-$25,000
    HR 3


    Gio Ponti Plaques, ca. 1865
    Suzanne Perrault

    $20,000
    HR 3


    Victorian Table, ca. 1865
    Ken Farmer

    $12,000-$15,000
    HR 3


    1896 A. B. Frost Sporting Prints
    Christopher Lane

    $9,000-$10,800
    HR 3


    Bakhtiari Carpet, ca. 1910
    Peter Pap

    $10,000-$12,000
    HR 3


    1956 Private Label Tonka Truck
    Gary Sohmers

    $1,500
    HR 3


    Sioux Blanket, ca. 1840
    Donald Ellis

    $60,000-$75,000
    HR 3