When PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" visited New Orleans last summer, 5,000 ticket-holders brought their paintings, pottery and other prized possessions to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

They were hoping to find out more about their treasures, and perhaps get an eye-popping appraisal.


Carole Heckert, of Baton Rouge, hauled in an unusual rug belonging to her mother. Look for Heckert, who owns 201 Antiques and Vintage in Denham Springs, and others who made it onto the shows starting Monday night.

The show description says "hidden treasures like a diamond bracelet and a Van Cleef & Arpels ring, Mardi Gras Comus Krewe parade float watercolors from 1892, and Keith Haring subway graffiti art from around 1980" will be appraised. One of these is worth up to $95,000, according to PBS.

"Antiques Roadshow" will air at 7 p.m. on WLPB, Channel 27 (cable Channel 12 in Baton Rouge and Lafayette). The show will repeat at midnight.

In New Orleans, WYES, Channel 11 (cable Channel 12) will air "Backstage New Orleans: Antiques Roadshow" at 7 p.m., giving a behind-the-scenes look at what unfolded during the show's July 22 visit. The 60-minute New Orleans episode follows at 7:30 p.m., but will be extended to 90 minutes to allow for WYES pledge breaks. The shows will re-air starting at 9 p.m.

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