Antiques Roadshow Draws A Crowd In Tulsa


Saturday, July 23rd 2011, 9:39 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- Thousands of locals have raided their attics and dusted off those heirlooms hoping to score big at the Antiques Roadshow in Tulsa.

The popular PBS series rolled into town and set up shop at the downtown Convention Center Saturday.

Many are lined up waiting for their antiques to get appraised. A Japanese Figurine has already been assesed at $100,000, according to a local PBS employee.

One of the bigger draws was Native American artifacts

"Osage things, Pawnee things, Creek things. You name it, we've seen it. Really nice things. Lot of things in the $1,000 to $5,000 range." said Bruce Shackelford of the Antiques Roadshow.

More than 10,000 appraisals are expected as thousands of antique lovers crowd the convention hall.

Tulsa is one of six cities selected for the Roadshow tour for 2011. The crew will leave at 11:00 p.m.

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The episode is scheduled to air in 2012.

The Antiques Roadshow made a stop in Tulsa in 2001 and visited Oklahoma City in 2004.