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Americas Love Of Heirlooms Has Antiques Roadshow In Top Ratings For Years

Jan 17, 2008
We here in America can really form an attachment to the junk we love to accumulate. Many of us love to find great bargains at antique stores, flea markets, or auctions.

Not just here in America, but people all over the world will spend their weekends rummaging through all sorts of places where they are apt to run up on some treasure that could be worth a mint.

Of course, we all know that we are more than likely to find a lot of junk that someone else has already decided was not worth keeping. That is what the yard sales and flea markets are mostly made up of anyway. There are many useful and unique items to be found too. Many times someone will get rid of items just because they have no use for them.

We have developed such an interest in things that we might consider to be of some value, you know those things that we can not seem to part with, even though they may be old or cracked. We even have a television show that is all about people and their supposed heirlooms or great finds.

One of the most popular shows in the United States is the Antiques Roadshow. This particular program is aired on The Public Broadcasting Station. It can usually still be picked up even if you are using a home antenna for getting your television signal. You do not necessarily have to have cable or satellite.

The Antique Roadshow's crew travels all over the country to major cities. It sets up there for a period of time in a convention center or other large building site so that people can drive in from all around to have their treasures appraised. It is so entertaining to watch by those of us who love bargain hunting ourselves.

Many times there will be someone that comes to the show that will actually be in possession of a really great item. Sometimes it might be an old letter that was written to a past family member, or a toy that is many years old and in mint condition. There has been oil paintings that some have found in a dumpster or given to them that turns out to be worth thousands of dollars. That is every bargain hunters dream.

If the Antiques Roadshow ever comes to a town near you and you have something that you think is valuable and want to know for sure, then this is how you can find out and maybe get to be on television in the bargain!
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