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Calling all treasure hunters: tickets available for third Kentucky Collectibles appraisal fair

For Release: 2013-05-02 09:49:00

Second season of popular new show will be based on June 22 appraisal fair


Production of the second season of Kentucky Collectibles begins with the third-annual Kentucky Collectibles appraisal fair on Saturday, June 22. For a donation of $100, individuals will receive a ticket good for an appraisal of two items by a qualified regional expert and the opportunity to be part of the series’ second season.


Tickets are available by calling 1-800-866-0366 or going online to


Hosted by Dave Shuffett and Amy Hess, Kentucky Collectibles tells Kentucky stories through the prized items brought by guests for appraisal. Last season was full of surprises and gems:


• One man’s father bought him a 1946 Martin guitar in Lexington in the late 1940s. It has its original case and all of its original parts and was appraised for $8,000.


• One individual brought in what was determined by an appraiser to be some of the rarest marbles in the world. The collection appraised for $20,000-$30,000 on the program.


• Another person brought in a well-preserved Harpers Ferry Model 1805 firearm that has been traced back to the War of 1812 in the Battle of the Thames where Tecumseh was killed. The current owner bought it from the Scott County family who originally owned it. It was appraised for $15,000-$20,000.


All episodes of the first season of Kentucky Collectibles are available to watch online at


This year’s group of appraisers and experts includes Cowan’s Auctions of Cincinnati, owned by Wesley Cowan and famous for its appraisals on Antiques Roadshow; Antique and Modern Firearms; Clark Art and Antiques; Cross Gate Gallery; Farmer's Jewelry; Garth’s Auctions; Heritage Antiques; J. Sampson Books and Antiques; Mike’s Music; Nussbaum Antiques; Richard Mook; St. John and Myers; and 2020 20th Century Furnishings.


More information about KET programming and education services, as well as how to support KET, can be found at


Contact: Abby Malik



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