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Tagline:
Discovering America's Hidden Treasures See more »
Plot:
Appraisers of antiques travel with the show to various cities. Area citizens bring articles for appraisal... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
A Very Informative Show on the Value of Collectibles, Items of Premium Value, But Not All Are Antiques See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Mark L. Walberg ... Himself - Host / ... (186 episodes, 2002-2014)
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Series Directed by
Bill Francis (19 episodes, 2009-2011)
Susan Conover (2 episodes, 2014)
Phillip Gay (2 episodes, 2014)

John Boyle (unknown episodes)
 
Series Produced by
Adam Monahan .... associate producer / line producer / ... (76 episodes, 2008-2014)
Marsha Bemko .... executive producer (59 episodes, 2009-2014)
Sam Farrell .... supervising producer (57 episodes, 2006-2014)
Jill Giles .... associate producer (40 episodes, 2009-2014)
Sarah Elliot .... segment producer / senior producer / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ines Hofmann .... segment producer (23 episodes, 2003-2007)
Daniel Farrell .... consulting producer (20 episodes, 2009-2014)
Peter B. Cook .... senior producer (2 episodes, 2000-2014)
Ines Hoffmann .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2014)
Allyson Izzo .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2014)
Courtnay Malcolm .... field producer (2 episodes, 2014)
Alda Moreno .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2014)
Anita M. Scarry .... coordinating producer (2 episodes, 2014)

Aida Moreno .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1997-2000)
Robert Marshall .... series producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Norton (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kelsey Bresnahan (20 episodes, 2009-2014)
Shady Hartshorne (2 episodes, 2014)
Sharon Singer (2 episodes, 2014)

Jeff Cronenberg (unknown episodes)
Loren Miller (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Gunnison-Wiseman (1 episode, 2014)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Kristine Holmes (18 episodes, 2009)
Brandon Ribordy (18 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Louise D. Miller .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 2009)
Louise Daniel Miller .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Production Management
Judy Cronenberg .... post-production supervisor (40 episodes, 2007-2008)
Amy Letourneau .... unit manager (25 episodes, 2005-2008)
Brian Beenders .... post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 2009)
James Risolo .... assistant production supervisor (14 episodes, 2011)
Emily Yacus .... unit manager (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Nina Farouk .... production manager (2 episodes, 2014)
Christine Larson .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2014)
Abby Whitlow .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Risolo .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Art Department
Paul Bond .... graphic design (2 episodes, 2014)
Clint Heitman .... scenic designer (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Sound Department
Steve Colby .... audio director (2 episodes, 2014)
Don Leslw .... audio mixer (2 episodes, 2014)
Gilles Morin .... field audio (2 episodes, 2014)
Lynn Ciarlo Scornavacca .... audio assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Luke Crafton .... senior digital producer (2 episodes, 2014)
Bill Francis .... technical director (2 episodes, 2014)
Bruce Walker .... title animation (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Mulvey .... director of photography: second unit (166 episodes, 1997-2014)
Jaime Velez Soto .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2006-2008)
Tim Gill .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2004)
Eric R. Boyer .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1999)
Steve Baracsi .... video recordist (2 episodes, 2014)
Bob Conover .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2014)
Laura DiMeo .... photographer (2 episodes, 2014)
Peter Dingle .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2014)
Jeff Dunn .... photographer (2 episodes, 2014)
Jim Flis .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2014)
Randy Gray .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2014)
Chas Norton .... lighting director (2 episodes, 2014)
Jim Revelle .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2014)
Mark Well .... master electrician (2 episodes, 2014)
Bink Williams .... video (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Editorial Department
Brian Beenders .... post production director (2 episodes, 2014)
Caitlin Cavanaugh .... digitizer (2 episodes, 2014)
Jeff Cronenberg .... series editor (2 episodes, 2014)
Spencer Gentry .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2014)
Hamilton Jones .... editing assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
Allison Mulvey .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2014)
Ian Wedegartner .... editing assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Other crew
John-Eliot Jordan .... publicist (38 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matthew Midura .... station relations (20 episodes, 2009-2014)
Adam Monahan .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 2002-2007)
Tiffany Henry-Brown .... production secretary (18 episodes, 2009)
Christina Pan .... production secretary (18 episodes, 2009)
Christina Regan .... station relations (18 episodes, 2009)
Nicholas J. Zalucki .... production intern / location assistant (15 episodes, 2009)
Christine Colburn .... production intern (11 episodes, 2008)
Neil D. Short .... stage manager (3 episodes, 2007)
David Groves .... location assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
Bernadette Adam .... intern (2 episodes, 2014)
Hannah Auerbach .... national marketing (2 episodes, 2014)
Jonathan San Augutin .... intern (2 episodes, 2014)
Johanna Baker .... WGBH publicity (2 episodes, 2014)
Cara Balog .... special projects assistant (2 episodes, 2014)
Karen Baseman .... WGBH legal (2 episodes, 2014)
Bob Birkett .... videographer (2 episodes, 2014)
Robyn Bissette .... WGBH legal (2 episodes, 2014)
Jaime Burns .... intern (2 episodes, 2014)
Beth Chambers .... event coordinator (2 episodes, 2014)
Bob Donahue .... senior digital developer (2 episodes, 2014)
Virginia Beattle Farrell .... front desk supervisor (2 episodes, 2014)
Barbara Fountain .... WGBH sponsorship (2 episodes, 2014)
Marisa G. Fusaro .... event coordinator (2 episodes, 2014)
Matthew C. Haberstroh .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2014)
Molly Hall .... station relations (2 episodes, 2014)
Kathryn Hathaway .... national marketing (2 episodes, 2014)
Cecelia Kelly .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2014)
Alison Kennedy .... title design (2 episodes, 2014)
Jennifer Klooster .... WGBH sponsorship (2 episodes, 2014)
Daniel LaPlaza .... intern (2 episodes, 2014)
Dylan H. Leavitt .... digital production coordinator (2 episodes, 2014)
Bara Levin .... station relations (2 episodes, 2014)
Kim Blomquist Manning .... business manager (2 episodes, 2014)
Judy Matthews .... WGBH publicity (2 episodes, 2014)
Christina Midura .... event supervisor (2 episodes, 2014)
Ron Milton .... stage manager (2 episodes, 2014)
Jodie Ng .... intern (2 episodes, 2014)
Richard O'Donnell .... mobile unit (2 episodes, 2014)
Keith Pappas .... mobile unit (2 episodes, 2014)
Jim Pile .... mobile unit (2 episodes, 2014)
Sean Quinn .... security manager (2 episodes, 2014)
Julie Reber .... WGBH sponsorship (2 episodes, 2014)
Susan Rosen .... WGBH legal (2 episodes, 2014)
Cassandra Sell .... digital designer (2 episodes, 2014)
Tom Story .... intern (2 episodes, 2014)
Kristin Taffe .... intern (2 episodes, 2014)
Kate Van Sleet .... WGBH legal (2 episodes, 2014)
Brian Veys .... intern (2 episodes, 2014)
Schuyler White .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2014)
Mollie Worcester .... WGBH sponsorship (2 episodes, 2014)
Bronislaw Krol .... technical manager (1 episode, 2014)

Jeff Cronenberg .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Jason Krol .... intern (unknown episodes)
Tiffany Nicholson .... green room supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Kevin Macnicol .... the producers wish to thank (2 episodes, 2003-2010)
 

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As of January 2010, the show's most expensive appraisal ever shown was an 18th Century Qianlong Jade Collection, acquired by the owner through her father who served in the military as a liaison. After learning that some of her items had imperial seals, she decided to take them into the roadshow to learn more about them. Much more to her delight, she also commented that she had several other pieces still at home that she decided against bringing in.See more »
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Very Informative Show on the Value of Collectibles, Items of Premium Value, But Not All Are Antiques, 17 November 2009
Author: classicalsteve from Oakland, CA

This show is actually derived from a British show of the same name produced by the BBC that began in 1979. The name "Antiques Roadshow" (the American PBS version) is somewhat of a misnomer as an antique is generally defined as an artifact dating before 1900. The showcased artifacts come under the larger umbrella term "collectibles". A collectible is essentially any item that has some kind of premium value above and beyond what it either originally sold for and/or an item of exceptional quality and/or rarity. Often that can mean an older item but not always.

For example, there are hundred-year old items, such as Bibles from the late 1800's that are worth only $10 to 20 (low demand versus high quantity) while there are lamps and chairs by influential designers from the 1960's that are worth $10,000's. Ancient coins 1500+ years old are actually quite numerous (millions of them exist) and many can be obtained for only a few dollars. Simultaneously, a Tiffani lamp from about 100 years ago can fetch from $50,000 to $150,000. The age of the item does not necessarily predict its worth, although the older an item, the more likely less of them still exist. An item's market value depends upon what it is, its condition, how many of them survive, and what kind of demand there is with the last factor being the most determining. Items of scarcity with little or no demand still can't compete with items of more numerous quantity in which the demand is very high.

One of the criticisms of this show is that some of the appraisals seem high, and a few up in the stratosphere. Viewers should keep in mind that these appraisals are only estimates, and the appraisers are advertising themselves and their services. Collectible items have a way of fluctuating up-and-down depending upon current market trends. As of this writing in Fall of 2009, many collectibles have dipped in value (some by as much as 40%) as a result of the current economic instability. An item is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it despite popular misconception that artifacts have intrinsic worth except in regards to heirlooms and personal items that are priceless to a particular family or group. Just because an artifact or premium item sold for such-and-such an amount in the past does not mean they will necessarily realize it in the future, but that information can be used to approximate a current value. And there are a few items whose collectible values have receded over the years because demand has lessened; this appears to be the exception and not the rule. And of course, there is always the problem of fakes and facsimiles, and the experts have many ways to tell the difference.

The dealer-appraisers on the show are constantly looking for new clients who have premium items to sell and/or consign on the collectibles-antiques market. When these appraisers and dealers say "auction", they are usually referring to the very well-publicized high-end international auctions, such as Christies and Sothebys. There are numerous smaller auctions around the United States, and not all of them can fetch the kind of money realized by the international houses. Also, a few of these people are high-end dealers who own a shop and/or company, some of whose clients are household names, like financial magnate Donald Trump and football celebrity Joe Montana who collect Ancient Roman and Greek artifacts from antiquity. So while an item might realize $100,000 at a Sotheby's auction, a smaller auction in a smaller community may only be able to realize a fraction thereof.

After having watched the show religiously for going on 5 years, I gather that many of the people who bring their items to the show are unaware of the vastness of the collectibles-antiques market and how much money it makes every year. A few participants are flabbergasted when the painting they were going to throw away is appraised at between $50,000 to $100,000. Most of the participants have modest incomes, and couldn't imagine paying the kind of money that some of these items are worth. Some of the best moments are the appraisals of items that were found at yard sales and thrift shops for under $100 (sometimes under $20) that turn out to be worth a small fortune. On the other side of the spectrum, there are the fakes and facsimiles, some of which are almost indistinguishable from authentic pieces. There have been a handful of participants who have been duped into paying good money for an item that, after close scrutiny by the expert, lacks authenticity, some of which were specifically designed to deceive well-intentioned buyers. Buyer beware!

Without having been to the Roadshow, I would venture that 90% of the items brought have little value, under $100 in other words. Of that 10%, probably 90% of those are in the $100 to $1000 range. And then there is the cream of the crop, items that have serious value, which probably represents less than 1% of all the items brought to the show. It is these items that are showcased on the television broadcast, although my understanding is that having one of these items does not guarantee a spot.

The main point of the show, I think, is that there are many collectible items that are still out there. You don't have to go to Christie's and Sotheby's to find some of these things if you are of more modest means. Certainly, you are probably not going to find a Rembrandt or a Da Vinci at a Salvation Army Thrist Store, but you might find something that is worth much more than the asking price. And don't pay good money for items unless the dealer's reputation is well documented. Do not collect for value alone which could be disappointing in years to come. The golden rule of collecting is to collect what you enjoy.

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