The Antiques Roadshow has been a source of amusement for many and hope for some since it premiered in 1997 in the US. It enjoys a following of almost 1 million visitors a week. Like baseball it has its own set of statistics for us to follow. The Antiques Roadshow is entering its 17th season in the US, debuting in 1997 on PBS, so we thought we would give you some Antiques Roadshow trivia:

What was the highest priced item appraised at Antiques Roadshow?

It Takes a Village

Between 5,000 and 6,000 people attend a typical Antiques Roadshow event. In order to be considered a possible host city, Antiques Roadshow requires a venue with at least 80,000 square feet of useable space.
[gn_list style=”check”]

  • 40 crew members
  • 70 appraisers
  • 100 volunteers
[/gn_list]

Watch Marsha Bemko on PBS. See more from WETA Extras.

Leigh Keno and Leslie Keno have been featured on Antiques Roadshow since 1997 and have also hosted the WGBH series Find! Both brothers were awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2005.

Leigh Keno shares a little about his favorite chairs, Queen Anne chairs from Boston.

Photo by squeezeomatic