Two-Day Appraisal Fair to Become Television Specials
On Tuesday, September 13, and Friday, September 14, almost 50 people brought their treasures in to be appraised at the first Community Idea Stations Appraisal Fair.
Our appraisal team consisted of Jay Gates, III, furniture; Christine Corbin, coins and silver; Lex Reeves, art; and Mark Palmgren, jewelry. Over 370 entries were submitted, and of those, 50 items were chosen. Each person who had an item chosen were invited to the Community Idea Stations’ studios in Richmond to participate in an “Antiques Roadshow” style appraisal fair while television cameras captured the activity.
Antiques Roadshow is one of our most popular programs on the Community Idea Stations. Our hope is that our own local version of the show during membership campaigns will encourage viewers who are not yet members to take that all important step.
The footage shot will be used to create three one-hour programs, complimented with additional web-only pieces, that will air during the WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS membership campaigns. Membership support is a major source of funding for us and one of the ways we are able to bring programs like Antiques Roadshow to the public.
The first show will air on Monday, November 28, at 8:00 p.m. and will coincide with the first set of web-only pieces.
Leading up to the programs, help guess the value of some of the items and find out some behind-the-scenes fun facts about the event and production by liking us on facebook at wcve.