Antiques Roadshow Season 7
S07 E01Jan 7, 2003
Albuquerque: Hour 1 Jan 7, 2003 Items appraised in Albuquerque (Part 1 of three) include an 1870s Navajo blanket and a marble lion from Tang Dynasty China (6th-9th centuries) that leaves appraiser Lark Mason Jr. choked up, but not speechless. “It's fantastic,” he marvels. “It's among the finest examples of Chinese art I have ever seen on the 'Roadshow'.” Also: host Dan Elias explores attractions along the “Turquoise Trail” between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
S07 E02Jan 14, 2003
Albuquerque: Hour 2 Jan 14, 2003 Part 2. Items appraised in Albuquerque include a Revolutionary War-era canteen and a diary account of the war written by an ancester of the diary's owner; and a 1908 illustration by British children's book illustrator Arthur Rackham. Also: host Dan Elias visits New Mexico's Petroglyph National Park, where he finds 3000-year-old Pueblo carvings, and Ghost Ranch, near Albuquerque, where he examines dinosaur fossils.
S07 E03Jan 21, 2003
Albuquerque: Hour 3 Jan 21, 2003 Conclusion. Appraisals in Albuquerque include portrait miniatures with cases and engravings designed by Paul Revere; a 19th-century New England grandfather clock; and two landscapes by Hudson River School painter James Hope (1819-92). Also: host Dan Elias tours Albuquerque's Old Town.
S07 E04Jan 28, 2003
Seattle: Hour 1 Jan 28, 2003 A three-episode stint in Seattle begins. Items appraised include a 17th-century Japanese tea urn, an acetate of a recording by Seattle native Jimi Hendrix, an 1819 book its owner found in a dumpster and a baseball autographed by the 1951 New York Yankees. However, a non-Yankee also signed it and that normally decreases value “dramatically,” says appraiser Simeon Lipman. But the non-Yankee was Marilyn Monroe, who, says Lipman, “is the exception to the rule.” Also: host Dan Elias visits architect Frank Gehry's Experience Music Project museum.
S07 E05Feb 4, 2003
Seattle: Hour 2 Feb 4, 2003 Appraised in Seattle (Part 2): a lithograph of the famous 1949 Tom Kelly nude photo of Marilyn Monroe, inscribed by Monroe to the owner's father, who assisted Kelly during the photo session; a print depicting the Civil War prison at Andersonville, Ga., drawn by a prisoner; a complete set of Snow White and the Seven Drwarfs figurines; an 1820s clarinet; a landscape painted by Kansas artist artist Birger Sandzen (1871-1954), who was known as “the American Van Gogh”; and a set of autographed Babe Ruth photos. Also: a visit to the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art in Bellevue, Wash. Dan Elias hosts.
S07 E06Feb 11, 2003
Seattle: Hour 3 Feb 11, 2003 Conclusion. Items appraised at the Seattle Convention and Trade Center include a pair of Federal-era chairs attributed to Salem, Mass., cabinetmaker Samuel McIntyre; a vase fashioned by arts-and-crafts potter Fred Walrath (1871-1921); and objects from the squadron of pilot Jimmy Doolittle. Also: host Dan Elias visits the Center for Wooden Boats on Seattle's Lake Union.
S07 E07Sep 16, 2003
Cleveland: Hour 1 Sep 16, 2003 A three-episode stint in Cleveland begins with a thumbnail history of the city, a tour of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a sampling of Civil War photos at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Items appraised at the Cleveland Convention Center include a sideboard and table from a house on Cleveland's “Millionaires Row,” a watercolor of the city in 1851, a pair of 18th-century Scottish pistols, a gilded dance card from a 1909 ball, a birdwatching telescope made by Queen Victoria's opticians and a mesh purse embroidered with a portrait of Charlie Chaplin. It is, says appraiser Caroline Ashleigh, “the Rolls-Royce of beaded bags.”
S07 E08Sep 23, 2003
Cleveland: Hour 2 Sep 23, 2003 Appraised in Cleveland (Part 2 of three): an original framed photograph of the Goodyear blimp U.S.S. Akron's 1931 maiden voyage; an 18th-century maple tilt-top table; and glass and tiles from the Louis C. Tiffany estate in Oyster Bay, L.I. Also: host Dan Elias visits Lakeview Cemetary, which overlooks downtown Cleveland.
S07 E09Sep 30, 2003
Cleveland: Hour 3 Sep 30, 2003 A three-week sojourn in Cleveland concludes. Items appraised range from a 1940 Roy Rogers movie poster (for “Young Buffalo Bill”) to a Jacobean-style cupboard that was once owned by Ohio politico Mark Hanna, the “President maker” behind William McKinley. Then there's an item a woman bought for 50 cents. “We didn't know what it was,” she admits to host Dan Elias. It turns out to be a clock to time racing homing pigeons, and it dates from 1902. Elias also visits Cleveland's Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum (Cleveland rivaled Detroit as an early automotive center), and appraisers Leigh and Leslie Keno trace the history of the Chevrolet Corvette.
S07 E10Oct 7, 2003
Kansas City: Hour 1 Oct 7, 2003 Not everything is up to date in Kansas City, as host Dan Elias and his crew of appraisers find in a three-episode stint. Among this program's oldies: a 1650 map of North America that depicts California as an island; an 18th-century Chinese vase; a collection of autographed Time magazine covers from the 1960s; a chair made in Britain about 1750 (an American chair that old is worth 20 times as much); an Independence, Mo., minor-league team's 1949 yearbook that was autographed by 17-year-old star “Mick” Mantle; and a bronze figure that turns out to have won a prize at the Paris Salon in 1867. Gushes its dumbstruck owner: “That's a doorstop!”
S07 E11Oct 14, 2003
Kansas City: Hour 2 Oct 14, 2003 Part. 2. Appraised in Kansas City, Mo: A Czech blown-glass grape-arbor chandelier; a Dopey (from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”) animation cell autographed by Walt Disney; a gold box inset with diamonds and inscribed with the name of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico; and a Federal-period gaming table. Also: host Dan Elias relates the story of the Missouri River steamboat Arabia, which sank in 1856. It was found in 1988---a half-mile from where the Missouri flows today.
S07 E12Oct 21, 2003
Kansas City: Hour 3 Oct 21, 2003 Items appraised in Kansas City (conclusion) include a 19th-century fish tank, a 1799 Italian majolica jug, an English stopwatch made by the same clockmaker who made Big Ben and a late 19th-century pressed-tin Coca-Cola advertising sign that proclaims “specific for headache.” Then there's a gold-plated Roy Rogers holster set that was awarded to its owner as third prize in a 1957 write-in contest. She was disappointed that she didn't win the grand prize: a pony. But, as appraiser Noel Barrett tells her: “If you'd gotten the pony we wouldn't be here now.” Also: Nan Chisholm of Sothebys reviews the career of Kansas City painter Thomas Hart Benton.
S07 E13Oct 28, 2003
Hot Springs: Hour 1 Oct 28, 2003 Items appraised on the first of three programs from Hot Springs, Ark., range from a 19th-century Comanche cradle and an unfinished manuscript from Mark Twain's “Among the Indians” to two sets of Ringo Starr drumsticks and an 1868 marble relief by sculptor Erastus Dow Palmer. Then there's an old Playboy magazine---no, not that Playboy but a serious art magazine from the 1920s. Also: host Dan Elias offers a thumbnail history of Hot Springs, then takes the waters at a hotel on “Bathhouse Row.”
S07 E14Nov 4, 2003
Hot Springs: Hour 2 Nov 4, 2003 Part 2. Items appraised in Hot Springs, Ark., include signed Ansel Adams photos, a painting by Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey and minutes from the Arkansas territorial legislature dating from the 1820s. Also: host Dan Elias and “Roadshow” jewelry experts mine for diamonds at the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark.
S07 E15Nov 11, 2003
Hot Springs: Hour 3 Nov 11, 2003 Conclusion. Appraisals in Hot Springs, Ark., include an English Regency writing secretary, a baseball autographed by the 1933 American League All-Star team and two early paintings by the German bauhaus artist-choreographer Oskar Schlemmer. Then there's a 1903 quilt depicting Arkansas, country by county. It is, says appraiser Beth Szescila, “a wonderful piece of Arkansas history.”
S07 E16Nov 18, 2003
Charlotte: Hour 1 Nov 18, 2003 Dan Elias winds up his tenure as series host with this three-episode stop in Charlotte. Items appraised range from comics to a Marc Chagall lithograph and a Mexican War sword. Away from the Charlotte Convention Center, Elias traces the city's history.
S07 E17Nov 25, 2003
Charlotte: Hour 2 Nov 25, 2003 Items appraised in Charlotte, N.C. (Part 2) include a collection of wooden tools and folk-art objects evaluated by Mitchell Keno (brother of “Find” hosts Leigh and Leslie), as well as a turn-of-the-century dragonfly brooch and an early-19th-century chest of drawers that was made in North Carolina. Also: a quickie tour of Charlotte. Dan Elias hosts.
S07 E18Dec 9, 2003
Charlotte: Hour 3 Dec 9, 2003 Dan Elias concludes his three-year stint as series host with the windup of this three-episode stop in Charlotte, N.C. Items include a baseball autographed by Ty Cobb and an 1882 Wedgwood fish service. Also: Elias tours the Carolina pottery collection at Charlotte's Mint Museum of Art.