Arizona PBS Seeks Submissions for Season 3 of ‘Arizona Collectibles’

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Arizona PBS invites Arizonans to apply for the opportunity to be featured on the new season of "Arizona Collectibles."

PHOENIX – (Dec. 9, 2015)

Arizona PBS invites Arizonans to apply for an opportunity to have their heirlooms and antiques featured on the third season of the Arizona PBS original series “Arizona Collectibles.”

The popular Arizona PBS series takes viewers on a journey through time, as appraisers evaluate and discuss diverse keepsakes . Selected applicants will be invited to attend a weekend event where professional appraisers will evaluate their items and, if selected, have their possessions featured on the show’s new season.

The weekend-long event features series host Beth McDonald, radio personality for Phoenix-based 99.9 FM KEZ and owner of NeNe Unique antiques. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, 2016. All evaluation sessions will be filmed to create  13 30-minute episodes of the third season. Season three will premiere in fall 2016.

“‘Arizona Collectibles’ is such a fun way for Arizonans to find out what their family treasures may be worth,” said Arizona PBS producer Margery Punnett. “Last year, we had so many fantastic items — a painting valued at close to a million dollars and a beautiful pendant worth close to $30,000. Both owners were quite surprised by the value of their items. Our team at Arizona PBS gets so excited for the big evaluation weekend because we never know what someone will bring into the studio.”

Interested individuals will receive a special invitation to the evaluation event by pledging $125 and becoming members of Arizona PBS. As a thank-you gift, these members will be provided a timeslot to have up to three items evaluated at no additional cost. Based on the outcome of the appraisers’ evaluations, guests may be invited to appear on camera with their collectibles.

Alternately, Arizona PBS invites interested collectors to submit photos with a brief description of their item(s) for an opportunity to be selected for one free evaluation. Tickets are limited, so not everyone who submits an application will receive an invitation. Invited guests can also choose to purchase a maximum of two additional evaluations for $35 each, in addition to their complimentary first evaluation.

Each collectible must be within the 50-pound weight limit, and guests must be able to carry their own items for evaluation.

Categories of items eligible for evaluation include:

•    Furniture and decorative arts

•    Jewelry and watches

•    Native American artifacts

•    Books and manuscripts

•    Paintings and drawings

•    Asian art and decorative arts

•    Collectibles – coins, stamps, 20th century items

•    Toys and amusements

•    Memorabilia and ephemera

•    Rugs and textiles

The submission deadline is April 4, 2016. Registrants will be notified by email if their item has been selected. The notification email will include additional instructions and an assigned arrival day and time. To apply, visit https://azpbs.org/collectibles/attend.php.

“Arizona Collectibles” is an Arizona PBS original production made possible by Morris Hall, Biltmore Loan & Jewelry and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences.

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