Above: In Grand Rapids, Michigan, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW caught this school of wooden fish decoys, bought by the owner's father from renowned Michigan master carver Oscar Peterson. Peterson decoys are among the most coveted of American folk art objects; appraiser Ken Farmer values this collection at $14,000.
Originally published August 6, 2011 at 4:04 p.m., updated September 13, 2013 at 9:41 a.m.
Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds. Mark L. Walberg hosts.
Behind the Scenes in Grand Rapids
View photos from ROADSHOW's visit to Grand Rapids, Michigan, on August 9, 2008.
"Grand Rapids, Mich." (Hour One) - In this episode, 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.
This episode originally aired in 2009.
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Grand Rapids, Hour 2 - Preview
A 1932 original Dick Tracy comic strip; a turn-of-the-century cold-air return cover made by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company; and a collection of wooden fish decoys by master carver Oscar Peterson. 8/8/11
17th-Century European Table Cabinet: Owner Interview
Steve, the owner of a table cabinet decorated with beautiful minerals, shared with us what he learned about this family heirloom from appraiser Stuart Whitehurst at the August 2008 taping for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Caring for Your Paintings: Expert Interview
Thinking about sprucing up your favorite painting? In this ANTIQUES ROADSHOW bonus footage, appraiser Debra Force shares her tips on how to bring your paintings back to life.