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Ten Priceless Facts About Antiques Roadshow

If you don't care about precious objects from our past you'll see the Antiques Roadshow as dull and uninteresting, but those who enjoy hearing about how cool old stuff was made and why that stuff is so valuable today find every episode to be priceless.

Many fans in the U.S. have been watching the show from the very beginning, because the American version began in 1997, but the UK version started the craze way back in 1979.

People line up by the hundreds when the Antiques Roadshow comes to town hoping their "valuable" stuff lands them a spot on the show, but only about 0.2 percent of the hopeful make it on the air.

Those who have been lucky enough to land a spot have struck it rich more than a few times, but an Oklahoma man's 18th-century Chinese cups still top the list as highest appraisal ever, the cups worth around $1.5 million.

Read 10 Things You Didn't Know About "Antiques Roadshow" here


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