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Antiques Roadshow gives Baton Rouge a shot

3 years 4 months 6 days ago July 28, 2013 Jul 28, 2013 Sunday, July 28 2013 July 28, 2013 10:41 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Troy Gaulden

BATON ROUGE - The hit television show "Antiques Roadshow" gave people in the Baton Rouge area a chance to get their prized antiques appraised.

The show was in the Baton Rouge River Center Saturday to tape three episodes dedicated to Baton Rouge. Those three episodes will air on PBS sometime between January and June of 2014.

People brought in anything from jewelry and collectibles, to pottery and paintings. One family even had a basketball signed by LSU legend "Pistol Pete" Maravich.

"She said she would value it at around $7000, and I was shocked," said Lauren from Baton Rouge.

Every item at the taping of Antiques Roadshow has a story even if it turns out to be worth only $5.

"Somebody was cleaning my house and dropped it and they glued it back together, and I was upset about it for like months and I put it in the drawer to never see it again because I knew it would ruin its value and in fact there was no value to ruin so I'm happy," said a visitor from New York.

Others were lucky and hit the jackpot with their antiques.

"So I bought it for two dollars and it was appraised today for a thousand dollars, so my two dollar garage sale find is worth $1000," said Rebecca from Baton Rouge.

Many say no matter what the memories and stories behind their antiques outweight the price tag.

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