“We're very excited to be coming to Detroit,” said Mariel MacNaughton, an account executive for the popular PBS program, in an e-mail to the Observer. “We have 3,000 tickets to give out — all are free and randomly drawn.”
MacNaughton couldn't confirm the venue in Detroit, but said viewers can apply for tickets now through the show's website at pbs.org/antiques Or call (888) 762-3749. Ticket recipients will receive two admissions to the show, which features experts offering free evaluations of antiques and collectibles. They also must bring at least one and no more than two items for appraisal in order
to be admitted to the event. All ticket holders are guaranteed a verbal appraisal.
Antiques Roadshow's “Furniture Roundup” also seeks large pieces of furniture to appraise and display on the set at the event. Applicants must live within 50
miles of Detroit or the other tour locations. Furniture that is selected for the show will be transported to and from the event at no cost to the owner. The owner will receive two free tickets and is required to attend the event.
No grandfather or other tall case clocks, pianos or non-furniture items will be considered for the “Furniture Roundup.” Complete furniture submission rules
are available online at pbs.org/antiques or by calling (888) 762-3749.
In addition to Detroit, Antiques Roadshow will visit Jacksonville, Fla., Anaheim, Calif., Boise, Idaho, Knoxville, Tenn., Baton Rouge, La., Kansas City,
Mo., and Richmond, Va.
Programs taped during the 2013 summer tour will make up Roadshow's 18th broadcast season on PBS, premiering in January 2014.
The 17th broadcast season began Jan. 7. The show airs at 8 p.m. Monday in Detroit.
— By Sharon Dargay