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December 27, 2013 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Harriet

During the summer of 2013, the team behind PBS Antiques Roadshow set up its cameras at Expo Idaho, where people were filmed receiving valuations of their antiques and collectibles. On 6th January 2014, the first in a series featuring Idaho will be aired on TV.

The mountainous northwestern state featured as part of a summer tour, which would see the Antiques Roadshow crew travel to eight cities in the US. During filming in Idaho, around 5,500 ticket holders gathered inside the Expo to have their treasures valued.

The televised show will include historical information and will visit places of interest in Boise, including the Egyptian Theatre, the Art Museum and the Old Idaho State Penitentiary.

Two more episodes of Antiques Roadshow will feature Idaho, and the first will show some of the highlights from filming.

One of the items discovered at the Expo was artwork by Sanford Robinson Gifford, the Hudson River artist. The Italian landscape oil painting had been inherited and was valued at $300,000 (£183,000). Another item that had been passed down through family members was a first edition Book of Mormon, worth between $75,000 (£46,000) and $100,000 (£61,000).

Another 32 episodes of the popular antiques show will be broadcast in 2014.

When viewers spot something of interest on the TV show, they may discover similar items at reputable antiques dealers, especially pieces like antique marquetry furniture . In the UK, there are established antiques dealers in Lancashire and the surrounding region with good quality furniture on display.

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