Grand Rapids, Michigan – An 1881 painting by Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey, bought by the owner’s brother-in-law 30 years ago for $7,000 and valued today at $300,000.
Hartford, Connecticut – A 1760 Chippendale mahogany and cedar side table bought at an estate sale and valued at $250,000-$350,000.
Only a select group is lucky enough to be chosen for the spotlight, and not every player is a winner. As any seasoned ROADSHOW fan knows, chances are that the unassuming water jug is worth more than the sparkly jewels in this game of appraisal roulette.
■ The ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Web site, pbs.org/antiques, contains a searchable archive of appraisal videos from past seasons, with a text transcript of the object’s appraisal, lists of attributes for each object and the name of the appraiser; a “you are there” video feature called “Your Stories”; more details about extraordinary ROADSHOW finds in “Follow the Stories”; “Tips of the Trade” from the experts; a glossary; a teacher’s guide for using ROADSHOW in the classroom; FAQs; the TV schedule; links to cities visited on past tours; information about appraisers and host Mark L. Walberg; and more.
Underwriters: Liberty Mutual, Subaru, Public Television Viewers and PBS
Producer: WGBH Boston
Executive producer: Marsha Bemko
Format: CC Stereo Letterbox Widescreen/HD where available