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‘Antiques Roadshow’ coming to Fort Worth, but tickets are gone

Antiques Roadshow. Leigh Keno (right) appraises a patriotic pyrography cabinet, ca. 1910, for $6,000 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Antiques Roadshow. Leigh Keno (right) appraises a patriotic pyrography cabinet, ca. 1910, for $6,000 in Jacksonville, Florida. Courtesy of Jeff Dunn for WGBH

It’s time to dust off those keepsake knickknacks and treasured tchotchkes. Their big TV moment could be coming.

After 20 seasons of traveling across America, the Emmy-nominated PBS series Antiques Roadshow will pay its first visit to Fort Worth on July 23.

Part of this summer’s six-city Antiques Roadshow Tour, the all-day appraisal event will take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center and will be filmed for three hourlong episodes set to air next season.

Per the Antiques Roadshow website, no more tickets are available (about 5,000 tickets were distributed to people who entered an online lottery by April 18).

Those who were lucky enough to snag a ticket will get the chance to receive free valuations of their antiques and collectibles by specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each ticket holder can bring up to two items for appraisal (not everyone gets on TV, though).

Items that will NOT be considered for appraisal include vehicles, stamps, stock certificates, paper currency, coins, bicycles, tools, fossils, glass fire extinguishers, explosives and other hazardous materials.

For information, visit www.pbs.org/wgbh /roadshow/season /21/fort-worth-tx.

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