‘Antiques Roadshow’ visits ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The folks from “Antiques Roadshow” were on the hunt for rare finds in Albuquerque on Saturday. About 3,000 people had their items appraised at the Convention Center.

The executive producer of the hit show says it’s obvious New Mexico mementos are staying in the area.

“We’re having a great time in Albuquerque,” said Marsha Bemko. “I think what I’ve noticed in this city, and I commented it to the others … I’m seeing more locally-related objects than I see in most cities.”

She says one of the most exciting antiques they’ve seen is a document that a man found in a dump. It’s worth up to $15,000.

In 2002, one of the top 10 finds in the history of “Antiques Roadshow” was here in Albuquerque.

It’s was a Chinese Tang Dynasty marble lion worth up to a quarter of a million dollars.

The three episodes shot Saturday will air next year.

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