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

For Release: 2014-06-13 10:14:00

Third season of popular show will be based on July 26 appraisal fair Production of the third season of Kentucky Collectibles begins with the upcoming Kentucky Collectibles appraisal fair on Saturday, July 26, at the Frazier Museum and History Center in Louisville. 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’ third season.

Tickets are available by calling 1-800-866-0366 or going online to www.KET.org/donate.

Hosted by Dave Shuffett and Amy Hess, Kentucky Collectibles tells Kentucky stories through the prized items brought by guests for appraisal. The past two seasons have been full of surprises and gems:

• A collection of Nardi jewelry purchased in Italy in 1969 that still has its original box was appraised for $30,000.

• A collection of marbles that turned out to be some of the rarest marbles in the world, worth $20,000-$30,000.

• 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.

• A Harlem renaissance art silk screen by artist William Henry Johnson, which was appraised at $20,000-$30,000.

All episodes of the first and second seasons of Kentucky Collectibles are available to watch online at www.KET.org.

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; Clark Art and Antiques; Cross Gate Gallery; Garth’s Auctioneers and Appraisers; J. Sampson Antiques and Books; Mike’s Music; Nussbaum Antiques; Richard Mook; and St. John and Myers.

KET is Kentucky’s largest classroom, serving more than one million people each week via television, online and mobile. Learn more about Kentucky’s preeminent public media organization on Twitter @KET and facebook.com/KET and at KET.org.

Contact: Abby Malik

 

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