- The Washington Times - Monday, May 15, 2006

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Frank Boos, the bow-tied appraiser on the PBS program “Antiques Roadshow,” died May 8 at his home from complications from vascular disease, his son Jonathan said. He was 70.

Mr. Boos, an original member of the show’s cast, appraised thousands of antiques, mainly silver ones, as the show toured American cities for the past decade.

Marsha Bemko, executive producer of the show, said that in some cities, Mr. Boos would appraise hundreds of objects, many of them of little value, but still would make people feel good about their antiques.

She said Mr. Boos loved sharing his years of knowledge, telling people the origin and age of their items.

Mr. Boos was an appraiser of fine art, antiques, jewelry and decorative arts since he opened a business in Troy, Mich., in 1972.

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