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Mar
28
2013

Gary interviewed by syndicated columnist in a series estate antiques. #3 available

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Gary has been interviewed by syndicated columnist Marni Jameson for an ongoing series on evaluating and managing Estate antiques.  Marni has connected with Gary via his appraisal work on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.  Gary offered Marni practical advice, that only an experienced antique expert knows, as she handled her parents estate. Follow each installment here on our blog by clicking each of these links.Third Article: March 22nd, 2013.Second Article: March 16th, 2013.First article: Read More...


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Categories: categoryAntiques Roadshow categoryCurrent Events



Jul
08
2012

A new season for Antiques Roadshow begins

Posted by Gary Sullivan        1 Comments

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     I have recently returned from Antiques Roadshow in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where I worked at the clocks table with Sean Delaney. As always, Saturday was a long day for all the appraisers and crew. Both Sean and I were happy to have been filmed with interesting clocks. He appraised an excellent wooden works antique tall case clock with the best folk art painted wooden dial either of us have ever seen. I appraised a super example of a Victorian figural mantle clock.     I worked at the furniture Read More...


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Categories: categoryAntiques Roadshow categoryCurrent Events



Aug
16
2011

Unusual southeastern Massachusetts Federal games table.

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The 2011 Antiques Roadshow season has come to an end. We visited Pittsburgh over the weekend and wrapped up the the season in style. Still another rhinoceros horn libation cup turned up for still another six figure appraisal price! And no, the owner was completely unaware of the recent record breaking appraisal by Lark Mason of a collection of similar cups (see July 29, 2011 blog).It was a good day for me. I had fun appraising an entertaining, memory stimulating and thought provoking 1970s Tiki Read More...


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Categories: categoryAntiques Roadshow categoryEarly American Furniture



Aug
11
2011

Terrific Chippendale “roundabout” chair turns up.

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I had some friends come by and visit during the Antiques Roadshow appraisal event in Atlanta. They snapped this photo as I was preparing to appraise a 19th century Dutch hooded clock. People always enjoy seeing the set and how the process works. The lights, cameras and buzz of the crowd make it an exciting place to be. Atlanta was a great city for antiques. My fellow appraiser J. Michael Flanagan was taped with a pretty special mid 18th century Chippendale corner chair (or roundabout chair). It Read More...


Moments before a taped segment about a French shelf clock

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Aug
10
2011

The clocks of a murderer appraised at Atlanta Roadshow

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I appraised clocks at the Atlanta Roadshow on Saturday, where we saw a nice selection of pretty good clocks. In all, five were appraised on camera plus I was interviewed by Antiques Roadshow Insider Magazine regarding a sixth clock. My fellow appraiser John Delaney went on camera with two pieces from a nice collection of high end reproduction clocks. The two repro clocks that were taped for TV were a girandole and a lyre clock, both made by Elmer Stennes in Weymouth, MA. Elmer was a talented Read More...




Categories: categoryAntiques Roadshow categoryClocks categoryCurrent Events



Jul
29
2011

Amazing new record find at Antiques Roadshow

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A new record was just set for the highest appraisal ever recorded on an Antiques Roadshow episode. It happened at the Tulsa, Oklahoma event on July 23rd, when Appraiser Lark Mason appraised a collection of five carved and decorated late 17th or early 18th century Chinese libation cups. These are not ordinary cups though. They were fashioned from rhinoceros horn that were intricately carved and shaped into drinking vessels. Apparently, the Chinese favored rhinoceros horn as a material to form Read More...


Chinese 17th Century rhinoceros horn cups Lark Mason with his discovery

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Jul
12
2011

Lady Gaga is "hooked on Antiques Roadshow"

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I just read on AFA News that Lady Gaga is "hooked on Antiques Roashow" and watches it all the time. Gaga, if you're out there, give me a call. We have to get you interested in collecting early American antique furniture!I was not at the Roadshow event in Minneapolis last weekend, but it apparently produced a number of big ticket items. The standout was a bronze sculpture entitled "Mountain Man" by Frederic Remington. It was valued at $250-300,000.  A yellow diamond engagement ring weighing 3.4 Read More...


Lady Gaga Antiques Roadshow fan

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Jun
21
2011

El Paso Roadshow trip

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Spent Friday and Saturday in El Paso for Antiques Roadshow. It’s hot there! Went to a great rib joint Friday night and in the process tested the limit of how many antique appraisers can fit into a rental Camry. It was pretty quiet at the clocks and furniture tables, but I was taped with a nice 19th century French portico clock made of alabaster. I heard that a first edition of “The Hobbit” came in and was appraised for big bucks.


Some authentic Texas BBQ

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Jun
05
2011

Returning from Eugene Oregon Antiques Roadshow

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Waiting in Eugene, OR. for a delayed flight to San Francisco after doing the Roadshow on Saturday. Looks like I'll miss the flight back to Boston once again. If anyone is aware of a dependable airline, I would love to know about it.I'm Happy to report that I had good success in Eugene. I appraised a superb tiger maple Chippendale Chest-on-chest, made in Massachusetts or RI, circa 1795-1800. It was in great condition, with a terrific old surface and nice Chippendale brasses. It's amazing how many Read More...




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Mar
22
2011

Changing my roll at Antiques Roadshow this season

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My roll as appraiser on Antiques Roadshow will change slightly this season. As I have done since 2006, I will visit three new cities in search of treasures. I’ve been to several great places and met many wonderful people. I’ve even seen some great clocks along the way. I have always appraised strictly clocks on the show, occasionally helping out with furniture behind the scenes. This year, as per my own request, I’ll be appraising furniture at one of the venues, which should be an exciting new Read More...


Gary being taped at Antiques Roadshow

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