"Virginia Valuables": Where "Antiques Roadshow" Meets "History Detectives"
“Virginia Valuables,” a one-hour special produced by the Community Idea Stations, captures the joy – and disappointment – as local appraisers meet with central Virginia residents and discover if their treasures have more than just sentimental value.
In the style of “Antiques Roadshow”, “Virginia Valuables” pairs local experts with central Virginia residents and their treasures – all while the cameras roll. Our appraisers put on their detective hats to help reveal the stories behind the treasures. Guests on the program were identified through the Community Idea Stations Appraisal Fair, hosted at the station over two days in September. From more than 370 entries, 50 were chosen to meet the appraisers. The result is our very own “Virginia Valuables.”
The appraisal team consists of Jay Gates, III, Christine Corbin, Lex Reeves, and Mark Palmgren.
“Virginia Valuables” is the first of three specials, with the other two airing in spring and summer of 2012. On this episode, highlights include a Victorian Crazy Quilt, Andy Warhol prints, a Singer Sewing Machine, and a very historic painting.
Tune in Monday, November 28, at 8:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS.