Antiques Roadshow

‘Antiques Roadshow’ most valuable find: Rhino horn cup collection worth $1M

Appraiser Lark Mason spotted the set and set its value at more than $1 million. TULSA, Okla. – PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow” recorded the highest-value appraisal in the series’ 16 years of production. Veteran “Antiques Roadshow” Asian arts expert Lark Mason identified a collection of five late 17th/early 18th-century Chinese carved rhinoceros horn cups and...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Cash ‘n’ Cari ‘repurposing’ HGTV

In early 2010, TV talent scouts were looking for a female estate liquidator for a reality television show. One of those executives happened to land on Cari Cucksey’s website, called her, and the rest, shall we say, is Her-story… Soon to follow, producers came to Michigan and filmed 12 hours of Cari and her...

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...