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Frank Boos

Obituary

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) _ Frank Boos, the bow-tied appraiser on the PBS program ''Antiques Roadshow,'' has died. He was 70.

Boos died Tuesday at his home from complications from vascular disease, his son Jonathan said.

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

Marsha Bemko, executive producer of the show, said that in some cities, Boos would appraise hundreds of objects, many of them of little value, but still would make people feel good about their antiques. She said Boos loved sharing his years of knowledge, telling people the origin and age of their items.

He also ran an auctioneer, appraisal and gallery business in Troy for more than 37 years.


Copyright © 2006 The Associated Press


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I have watched the 'Road Show', it seems forever now. I always lived the presentors who talked with the people about their wares, finds, and treasures.
I particularly loved Frank Boos...for more than one reason.
Mainly, I wondered if he is/was he related to an old classmate of mine from 30th Street in Berwyn, Illinois.
Even so, I just enjoyed his we are, and presentations.
Laurie Carlson (nee Zapel) of Berwyn Illinois on 30th Place.

Well, its 13 years on now. You are still missed, Frank!! I thought that your health was failing the last couple of times that I saw you. That made me sad. Sad for you. I noted your absence and I wondered. I am now 2 years younger than you when you passed. I wonder how I appear to others. I enjoyed your appraisals. Your kindness and enthusiasm were very apparent!! I am dismayed by the small number of signees. Im sure that you had thousands of fans!! The sentiments were beautiful,...

I was always very excited when frank was up for an appraisal ,my wife and I enjoyed his appraisals very much, thank you to his family . He must have been a very happy person , it showed in his work

Oh boo I'm going to miss boo boos bow ties and wise advices

I always enjoyed his apprasials on the show and will miss his imput on antiques.

I worked next to Frank on the Antiques Roadshow several times. He had a great depth of knowledge and even greater bow ties.

I always enjoyed watching him on the show. His knowledge and personality will be missed.

WE HAVE LOST A TRULY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND WELL MANNERED GENTLEMAN. HE IS IRREPLACABLE. OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO MRS. BOOS AND HER FAMILY.