Antiques Roadshow, PBS' most-watched primetime series, has announced its Summer 2010 Tour destinations: San Diego, California; Billings, Montana; Miami Beach, Florida; Biloxi, Mississippi; Des Moines, Iowa; and Washington, DC. Programs taped in those locations will make up Antiques Roadshow's fifteenth broadcast season on PBS, airing in 2011.
"We're calling this our Crystal Anniversary Tour," said Antiques Roadshow executive producer Marsha Bemko, author of the new book, Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes. "It's our way of celebrating Antiques Roadshow's fifteen-year romance with America's stories, its objects, and its extraordinary history."
Antiques Roadshow's 2010 Tour features a series of local events at which top appraisers offer the public free evaluations of antiques and collectibles--revealing the often surprising history and value of these items.
Antiques Roadshow 2010 stops and dates include:
San Diego, California
June 12, 2010
June 26, 2010
Miami Beach, Florida
July 10, 2010
July 24, 2010
Des Moines, Iowa
August 7, 2010
August 21, 2010
Admission to Antiques Roadshow events is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance. Ticket applications and complete ticketing rules will be available on Antiques Roadshow online or by dialing toll-free 888-762-3749 after Antiques Roadshow's season premiere, Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8/7C PM ET. A limited number of ticket recipients will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Ticket holders are invited to bring two items for a free verbal evaluation by experts from the world's leading auction houses: Skinner; Christie's, Bonhams & Butterfields; Rago Auctions; Swann Galleries; Doyle New York; Freeman's; and Sotheby's — and by leading independent appraisers, auctioneers and dealers. All ticket holders are guaranteed an appraisal.
In addition, the Roadshow Furniture Roundup is looking for large pieces of furniture within 50 miles of each tour location. Complete furniture submission rules are available online or by dialing the toll-free information line (see above).
But before hitting the road next summer, seven-time Emmy Award-nominated Antiques Roadshow begins its fourteenth broadcast season Monday, January 4, 2010 at 8/7C PM ET on PBS, with host Mark L. Walberg. This year's blockbuster lineup kicks off from Raleigh, North Carolina, with the highest value treasure ever seen on Antiques Roadshow: a set of Chinese carved jade objects estimated to be worth as much as $1.07 million! Visit pbs.org/antiques for a preview of this record-breaking season premiere.