Antiques Roadshow | Bismarck
Appraisal: Squalus Rescue Group 1939 USS Squalus Rescue Group, from Bismarck, ND.
Watch Mondays, February 16 & 23, & March 23, 2015 at 8pm on WMHT TV.
Hour One | February 16, 2015 at 8pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW rolls into Bismarck, North Dakota, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Ken Gloss at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park to learn about the books of Elizabeth Custer. Highlights include a 1939 collection from the rescue operation of sunken Navy submarine USS Squalus; a Torino lamp that was purchased at a Bismarck antique shop for $25 and is valued at $1,500 to $2,500; and two Tlingit Shamanic masks representing a wolf and guardian ancestor that were obtained by the owner’s great-grandfather during an 1890 missionary trip to Alaska and are now worth $250,000.
Hour Two | February 23, 2015 at 8pm
In Bismarck, North Dakota, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Richard Johnston travel to the Vintage Guitar Magazine headquarters to discuss Larson Brothers guitars. Highlights include a miniature Japanese china set, ca. 1925, made for dolls and includes high-quality china place settings for 12; a fashion forward ranchwear outfit, ca. 1935, that has a split skirt for riding astride as well as side saddle; and a Chinese Imperial ceremonial outfit, ca. 1900, acquired on a missionary trip to China and left in a storage building for more than 50 years, appraised at $100,000 to $150,000
Hour Three | March 23, 2015 at 8pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Bismarck, North Dakota, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ted Trotta head to the State Historical Society of North Dakota to look at Plains Indian ledger drawings. Highlights include an original Santa Claus oil and advertisement by Hadden Sundblom, who painted all of the Coca-Cola Santa paintings from around 1931-1965; a 1778 letter written and signed by George Washington, dated from Valley Forge; and two Irish dragoon swallowtail guidon flags that were used in the Battle of Nashville and are now valued at $50,000.