Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Roadshow Bound




A friend of mine attended the Antiques Roadshow this summer in Birmingham, Alabama.  After applying for tickets, she was lucky enough to be selected to attend the show.  

Taking two items, one of which was a Goodwill purchase, she received positive appraisals.  One for several hundred dollars.  She said even with the long lines, it was a great experience.  Which inspires me to apply for tickets to next year's roadshow.  

Which also begs the question, have any of you attended the Antiques Roadshow?  

Was it all you thought it would be and more.....or was it less?

What did you take for appraisal?

If you haven't been, would you go and what would you take? 

Discuss

31 comments:

  1. We did get tickets a few years back, but due to illness were not able to attend. My college girlfriend and her mom went in our place and took along a 100 yr old watercolor that a neighbor gave my mother back in the 1960's. Turns out, it was not worth much at all!!!!!

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  2. I would like to attend and find something. I like antiques and think they can also make a modern home look better.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. HI Michelle I do love watching thee programme on the TV but I have never been nor do I think I will be going.

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  4. When I see it on TV, I spin right past it. Not interested. What would I take? Does myself count? hehehehehehe

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  5. No, I didn't. Birmingham in Britain is already far away from my hometown.
    But Birmingham, Alabama...???

    Just a moment - google maps...
    ....was not able to calculate the distance - too far!!!!

    Sorry. ;-)

    But we have many picturesque garden festivals here in Germany - every now and then I take my wife and visit one of them. These are beautiful and inspiring places to spend several hours of time as well.

    Enjoy a great and relaxing summer, Michelle!

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  6. Absolutely! this is so neat and yes, I would love to be able to go. We love antiques and I often wonder if some of the things that we have are worth big dollars. Go for it...

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  7. We have several antiques but our children have already claimed them. So, no probably wouldnt go.

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  8. Love this building. Wow, I don't think I could choose from the things I have but it would be fun to see the show live.

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  9. i haven't but i love the show! great photo with the post!

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  10. I've watched different Antique Road Shows, find them fascinating, I would go and I would take my Great Grandmother's Rosary-early 1800's. This is a beautiful photo.

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  11. We LOVE AR -- but have never attended ourselves. I would take something small enough to carry.. or put in a wagon. I have a Pairpoint inkwell that I would take. Not sure what else, but I have a lot of antiques.. probably nothing that would surprise us by being worth a fortune! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  12. I have never been _ although I have watch it on TV. I hope you go and tell us about your experience.

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  13. They are coming to Charleston, WV and I haven't heard of anyone that could get a ticket. Really? Discuss? You sound so much like the teacher. Not a bad thing!

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  14. It is fun to watch, but I don't have any desire to attend the show. I will be interested to learn of your experience, though, and hope you are chosen! Please keep us posted!

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  15. I have not been, What would I take? At one time in my long life I was an antique dealer for 30 years. Back when finding the best in antiques was easy and prices were reasonable. I searched my mine about what I would take if I still had those wonderful items. Maybe a photo cabinet card of Tiny Tim and his wife -- they were famous circus folks I think it was Barnum and Bailey -- they had each signed their name of the back. Or an early painted chest of drawers from PA with hand stenciled tulips on the front drawer. I am sure their are other things but perhaps that will give some ideas for discussion.

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  16. I have seen the show often but I don't think I would ever attend. This house has many antiques, but I know what they are and can't think of anything likely to get a surprise valuation.

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  17. Never been and probably wouldn't go. I do enjoy watching it on TV from time to time. Oh, and great photo!

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  18. i enjoyed your entry today but i am not an antique type person. i have never watched the show on t.v.......perhaps i should. i enjoyed the picture!!!

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  19. I am discovering this now, and it seems very interesting...

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  20. Hi Michelle!:) I enjoy watching this programme, and one does learn a lot about antiques, but I don't plan on going on the show. Have a great time!

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  21. when we had cable. the hubby loved the show. i appreciate antiques. enjoy their history. but not a real fan of shopping for them. i would say go ... you can ... 1st time that would be such a great experience. so take lots of pics. can't wait to hear more. ( :

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  22. In past years, I watched Antiques Roadshow in the hope that I would learn about valuables that I might find, and though I never did find any, it was always fun to listen to the stories of others. I have never been to an appraisal show and do not have anything truly old or valuable to take for evaluation aside from some autographed playbills of now deceased actors/actresses.

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  23. What a wonderful image of days gone by, love it Michelle! I appreciate antiques but don't collect any so no help there. Have a great day!

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  24. That would be really interesting to attend someday! And what a great old building, however it makes me want to grab some bleachy cleanser and a wet wash cloth and go to town on it!

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  25. I have never attended the Roadshow, and probably wouldn't simply because I cannot stand to stand in lines. It kills my back to just have to stand.

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  26. I think it would be a great experience and I would take a candy dish that belonged to my husband's grandmother...his aunt has it now but none of us have ever seen anything else like it...would be great to know what it is worth for his aunt.

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  27. A friend got tickets and gave me on, long, long lines. I lugged in two items I know my great-grandmother got as wedding presents. Neither was worth more than $99, one a large painted plate was said to be French but a crudely done. That was a bit sad but--I got to see both Keno twins and even talk to one!--hart

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  28. I have never been, but would love to. Not sure what I would take, but think my Mom's house would hold items of interest.

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  29. Never attended, but we watch it often. Everyone wishes for that piece worth hundreds of thousands, huh!

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