May. 23, 2011 at 2:25pmAntiques Roadshow

It must be Monday

It's Monday … which means I've got Antiques Roadshow on my get-to-do list. 

I love, love, love antiques. And not just because they're unique and wonderful vintage pieces. Most times people have collected at least a little bit of the history that goes along with their treasures. Better yet are the heirlooms passed down through generations within a family — then there are even more fascinating details.  

I hang out at a lot of tag sales and estate sales so I'm always on the lookout for amazing antiques. I just know I'm going to be one of those people who finds a long-lost treasure of artwork for $10 at a neighborhood garage sale! Well, I can dream can't I?

Tonight's show is from Washington, D.C. and includes a 1958 signed letter by none other than Martin Luther King, Jr., a circa 1965 Andy Warhol lithograph and a unique, turn-of-the-20th-century, hand-wrought Gorham silver tea set worth about $90,000. I would adore anything by Andy Warhol, one of my favorite artists from the 1960s. And who wouldn't want to sip tea from a Gorham silver tea set? 

Be sure to watch the show to the very end while the credits are still rolling -- then you'll see the people whose cherished keepsakes have been estimated to have very little market value. All of them, however, have still had tons of fun at the event. 

Here are a few tidbits that you may not have known about Antiques Roadshow:

  • 10 million viewers tune in every week to see PBS's highest rated series. 
  • You can test your appraisal skills with the new Antiques Roadshow app for iPhone and iPad. 
  • Your very own antiquing story on video could be chosen by Antiques Roadshow for national broadcast or featured on their website. Check out the Antiques Roadshow Open Call right here. 

Check out the KSPS website for even more information about Antiques Roadshow!

  • Comments (4)
My wife took a Hopalong Cassidy watch to the Roadshow in Spokane. We just knew it was going to be a big help with our retirement planning. Alas, after our appraisal we are still searching for that "one in a million" find.

Antiques Roadshow is one of TV's true gems!
Left by Scott at KSPS | May. 23, 2011 at 3:54pm

I was lucky to be able to help with the Antiques Roadshow came to Spokane. You are right, those whose treasures did not appraise for much were still very excited. It was fun listening to everyone share their stories and to be involved in the "organized chaos"
Left by Kerry | May. 23, 2011 at 3:58pm
Antiques are really my life and soul. Any show of antiques and you can count on my presence there. I always make it a point to be there in front of the Television for this show.
Left by Antiques | Jun. 1, 2011 at 11:29pm
I love antiques and they are my heart and soul. Antiques are unique and wonderful pieces. If there is antique road show you can expect me there. Thanks for providing the useful information.
Left by French Furniture | May. 15, 2013 at 5:08am

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