See a collection of hood ornaments on Antiques Roadshow, Monday at 7 pm

Sep 9, 2013

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.

Antiques Roadshow airs on Mondays at 7 :00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on channel 3 and at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3-1.

A guest (left) at ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Grand Rapids is thrilled to discover the market for this pastoral 1881 oil painting by noted Hudson River School artist Jasper Cropsey has exploded in the last three decades. The owner's brother-in-law purchased the painting for $7,000 in the 1970s; today, appraiser Debra Force values the piece at a stunning $300,000.