Antiques Television Shows

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: DIY art restoration? NOT!

Bread, garlic, onions and potatoes may sound yummy if you’re hungry, but some people believe that they can clean works of art with them. Here is their reasoning: each of these foods has moisture in them to pick up water-soluble dirt without getting the painting wet. However, these foods also leave behind bacterial residue,...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Welcome to Reality TV in Detroit City

If you haven’t figured out by now, I’m fascinated with reality TV shows that feature buying and selling of art and antiques, from reluctant estate sellers, to hard core pawn brokers. Especially ones in Detroit, Michigan. This business is known to be tough, but running one in Detroit can be even tougher. So, I’m...

Antiques Roadshow Announces Six New 2011 Tour Cities

This summer, Antiques Roadshow will once again crisscross the country in search of new treasures for Season 16 of PBS’s most watched show.The 2011 Tour stops are: Eugene, Ore. …………. June 4, 2011El Paso, Texas ……….. June 18, 2011Minneapolis, Minn. ….. July 9, 2011Tulsa, Okla.  ………….   July 23, 2011Atlanta, Ga.……………. Aug. 6, 2011Pittsburgh, Pa. ……….. Aug....

Enter to win one of two American Pickers Season One DVD sets

Starting Jan. 1, we’re giving contestants of the Antique Trader Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes a chance to win one of two copies of American Pickers: The Complete Season 1 DVD set Join Frank and Mike on their cross-country adventures with your very own copy of the American Pickers: The Complete Season 1 three disc set....

Asheford Institute of Antiques films TV pilot for fall 2011

The field of antiques-related television shows will add at least one more in the fall as experts from the Asheford Institute of Antiques (AIA) team up to roll-out a half-hour pilot TV show tentatively scheduled for release in the fall of 2011. AIA is a professional-level, distance learning program on antiques, collectibles and appraising....

Your guide to all next gen antiques-themed TV shows

The following two items complimented a longer article in the Dec. 22 edition on SPIKE-TV’s new hit show Auction Hunters. Billed as the West coast’s answer to American Pickers, Auction Hunters follows the exploits of California’s Allen Haff and Ton Jones as they hunt for antiques and collectibles in abandoned storage lockers. The Next...

Antiques-themed Cable Shows Generating Buzz: Caroline Ashleigh Blog

Have you been listening to the entire buzz generated lately about the new reality television shows staring appraisers, auctioneers, vintage objects, and the suspense their discoveries generate? The venerable forebear of the trend is, of course, PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, broadcast since 1997. Marsha Bemko, its executive producer, said in a recent telephone interview that...