Folks from “Antiques Roadshow” recently paid a visit to Albuquerque where 3,000 people had their items appraised at the Convention Center.
Three thousand pairs of tickets were given away through a lottery system and more than 5,000 people showed up for the PBS TV show “Antiques Roadshow” at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
The show, now in its 19th season, features local antiques owners who bring items they consider to be “antiques” to be appraised by experts.
It is obvious New Mexico mementos are staying in the area, said the executive producer of the hit show. We’re having a great time in Albuquerque,” said Marsha Bemko. “I think what I’ve noticed in this city, and I commented it to the others … I’m seeing more locally-related objects than I see in most cities.” “It’s all about the stories for me at this point,” said Marsha Bemko, executive producer of the show. “I’ve been doing the show for 15 years now, and there are hidden treasures everywhere.”
Many people at the Convention Center stood in line for hours to haul their collectibles in hand dollies or wagons or simply carrying them.
The TV show while in the Duke City filmed at three locations other than the Convention Center. They were the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum and The Albuquerque Museum.
The last time “Antiques Roadshow” was held in Albuquerque was in 2002. The three episodes shot Saturday will air next year.