Antiques Roadshow returns to Albuquerque

Created: 07/19/2014 5:59 PM
By: Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The hit PBS program Antiques Roadshow filmed in Albuquerque on Saturday. About 5,000 people brought two items each to the convention center downtown.

“I have some old sheet music and some glass bottles,” said Stewart from Albuquerque.

Mary Beth and Kim drove down from Denver.

“The two oil paintings that we have are from turn of the century,” said Mary Beth. “We mostly wanted to know if they were from the same artist and the name of the artist so when we get home we can research it a little bit more.”

They said they were more interested in learning about the history of their items than their value.

“We just like to lean information about the stuff we bring,” said Kim. “We think that the appraisers are awesome. We watch the show all the time.”

New Mexico’s PBS station, KNME, supplied around 120 volunteers. More than 70 appraisers looked at about 10,000 different items.

“I'm hoping to see a masterpiece of folk art,” said appraiser Leigh Keno.

Footage from Saturday’s shoot will be turned into three different episodes.

“We're going to go home with 60 to70 hours of footage,” said Executive Producer Marsha Bemko. “It will take us about 3 months to edit, or about a month per program.”

This is antiques roadshow’s third time in Albuquerque.

Antiques Roadshow gave away 3,000 pairs of free tickets. More than 14,000 people applied.

The three episodes that will be shot in Albuquerque will air sometime next year.

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