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Antiques Roadshow | Grand Rapids

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Hour 1:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW drives to the Gilmore Car Museum near Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a look at their collection of more than 1,500 hood ornaments or “mascots.” Highlights include a letter from Grand Rapids native son Gerald Ford, written in 1967 to his former kindergarten teacher; a pair of earrings made from cufflinks given to the guest’s grandfather by Czar Nicholas II of Russia; and an 1881 painting by noted Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey, valued at $300,000.

Hour 2:

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW admires masterpieces of locally-manufactured modern furniture at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Highlights include a 1932 original Dick Tracy comic strip; a turn-of-the-century, cold-air return cover made by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company; and a collection of wooden fish decoys by renowned Michigan master carver Oscar Peterson, valued at 12,100–12,300.

Hour 3:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s stop in Grand Rapids includes a detour to the Holland Museum in Holland, Michigan — and a nod to Western Michigan’s Dutch roots — for a look at Delft tiles through the centuries. Highlights include a rare, Stickley music cabinet designed by Harvey Ellis; a painting by French artist Edouard Cortes that’s authenticated in a very enlightening way; and a pair of prop spears used in the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, estimated to be worth $30,000.

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