In June of last year, the Antiques Roadshow filmed three episodes at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and brought along more than 6,000 fans. The first hour of the three-part Boston series aired this past Monday on PBS and the next two are scheduled for Monday, February 4th and Monday, February 11th at 8PM EST.
Local antique owners including the Mayor of Boston flocked to the BCEC to have their items appraised. Inside the convention center, people were waiting in lines holding all sorts of objects: books, lamps, jewelry, a totem poll, a crib, a large sculpture of the White House made of pearls. Lines wrapped around other lines, leading to the expert appraisers. There were about 80 experts who had come from all over the country.
Notable discoveries included a Norman Rockwell collection from a guest who modeled for the artist as a child, an Aldro Hibbard oil painting brought in by Mayor Menino, and no visit to Boston would be complete without a Red Sox World Series team-signed ball valued at $25,000 to $35,000.
Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, Antiques Roadshows marks its 17th season and is watched by almost 10 million viewers each week. Discover some of the great treasures of Boston by watching the 2nd and 3rd episode of the Boston Antiques Roadshow series!
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Watch a preview of next week’s Boston episode: