NC Woman's Jade Gets Record 'Roadshow' Appraisal

The popular PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" set an appraisal record in Raleigh, when a collection of Chinese jade was valued at possibly more than $1 million.

Show publicist Erika Denn says the four pieces of jade from the period of 1736 to 1795 was valued at $710,000 to $1.07 million. That breaks the previous record of $500,000 set last year in Palm Springs, Calif., for a painting by abstract expressionist Clyfford Still.

An unidentified woman from eastern North Carolina owns the jade, which she brought to the show early Saturday morning.

The show also drew 34,000 requests for tickets, besting the previous record of 29,000 tickets for a show in San Jose, Calif., that will be held later this summer. Denn says 6,400 tickets were distributed in Raleigh.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2009 at 09:09 AM
    Unfortunately a portion of that money will be used to pay the ambulance and hospital fees after the owner immediately had a heart attack.
  • by mike Location: enc on Jun 29, 2009 at 12:54 AM
    Whoa! very interesting story...i'll come back and comment later on...i just have to finish cleaning out my garage first. and my attic, and under my bed, and my closet, and under the couch cushions......haha wonder if a stale potato chip and a 1967 nickel will bring in that much dough?
  • by farm life girl Location: Martin Co on Jun 28, 2009 at 06:44 PM
    My mom and dad went and they said that it is episode #2 of the new season and will air after the first of the year.
  • by Caroline Location: ENC on Jun 28, 2009 at 05:17 PM
    I was at the show on Saturday morning and heard about the appraisal. Everyone was very excited for her. I figured it was a record for the Roadshow. Too bad my stuff didn't appraise for anything near that! The show will air sometime between Jan. 2010 and May 2010. Check local listings for exact date as time gets nearer.
  • by Justin Location: Greenville on Jun 28, 2009 at 03:53 PM
    Any idea when this episode will air? I'd love to see it
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