Antiques Roadshow – time well spent

I usually try to catch the Antiques Roadshow on Monday nights. (I’m watching right now—Grand Rapids, Mich. … I missed about half of the show, but I’m enjoying what I am seeing …) I admit it, I’m a “Roadshow junkie” …

A bit ago, a group of Mather work incentive posters made it on the air. I have to say the only time I’ve seen them is in auction previews and reviews. It was nice to see them in the hands of a collector.

The Roadshow collector purchased the posters at a show, and they were rolled up under a table. What struck me was he paid $1,500-$1,700 for these posters that he didn’t know exactly what they were.

He must have a really good eye, because the group ended up being valued at $13,000-$19,500!

I get excited for the folks on the Roadshow when I see them get excited. I guess I’m happy they’re happy!

What was your favorite item on the Roadshow tonight? Did I miss anything really good?

Jasper Cropsey painting $300,000-$350,000! Get a chair under that lady before she collapses!

—Posted by Karen

Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein is the editor of Antique Trader magazine. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she has written dozens of articles on vintage collectibles and their historical context. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye. She can be reached at