Antiques Roadshow in Albuquerque: Free Tickets

March 6, 2014 by  
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The Antiques Roadshow TV program visits Albuquerque this summer, and you can get free tickets to see the old-time fun. Maybe even discover that the gorgeous / hideous / just very strange antique thingamabob you inherited is actually worth a fortune!

The Antiques Roadshow will be in Albuquerque on Saturday July 19, 2014. The program is PBS’s highest-rated ongoing primetime series. As part of the summer production tour, New Mexico PBS will host Antiques Roadshow for the all-day appraisal event.

Now through Monday April 7 you can apply online for a pair of Albuquerque Antiques Roadshow free ticketsThe form asks if you prefer a morning, midday, or afternoon admission time although they say there are no guarantees.

Applicants will be selected at random to receive two tickets to visit the Antiques Roadshow set and be considered for broadcast.  I understand that 6,000 ticketed guests will receive free valuations of their antiques and collectibles from specialists from the country’s leading auction houses and independent dealers. Each guest is invited to take two items for appraisal.

Also, if you have some antique furniture that is just waiting to become famous on TV, the program is now accepting antique furniture applications. A few pieces will be selected for appraisal and display on the set.  Those chosen items will be transported from your home to the Antiques Roadshow set for free.  Send photos of your furniture to audition at this link.   Note that they only want antique furniture for this, not other kinds of antiques. (Your collection of antique chile memorabilia won’t cut it. You’ll just have to apply for free tickets, hope you get in, and take them along yourself.)

This is the third time Antiques Roadshow will have filmed in New Mexico and they expect guests to take more than 10,000 items in total to be appraised. The Albuquerque taping will appear in three episodes of Antiques Roadshow in the 2015 season.

While admission to Antiques Roadshow will be free, you do need to have tickets and apply in advance at this Albuquerque Antiques Roadshow link. You can also call toll-free 1-888-762-3749. Whatever you do, do it on or by  Monday, April 7, 2014 to get your name in the random drawing.

Hey, if you find out you have a masterpiece on your hands, please leave a comment here to tell us before you set off for your Caribbean island…

Tania


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North Fourth Street Holiday Stop and Shop

November 30, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque’s Antique Mile and a host of other stores along North Fourth Street roll out their holiday shopping event on December 1-2 in the Village of Los Ranchos. Lots of freebies and discounts, too!

The North Fourth Street Holiday Stop & Shop 2012 is yet another shopping opportunity this weekend, on December 1 from 10 am – 5:30 pm and December 2 from noon – 5:30 pm. Expect refreshments or food samples in some stores, drawings for prizes, musical entertainment at the VSA North Fourth Arts Center, and discounts including:

  • 10% off poinsettias and live Christmas trees at Alameda Greenhouse
  • 50% off a set of wiper blades at Brown’s Automotive, a free light check, and a car show
  • Free cookie samples at Cravin’ Cookies and More
  • 20% off purchases at Plants of the Southwest
  • 20% off purchases over $50 at Clotheshorse Carousel
  • 25% off all items at Miyagi’s antiques and gifts shop

How’s that for variety? There are more specials – see the full list of what’s happening at the North Fourth Street Holiday Stop and Shop participating businesses here and here.

–Tania

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North Fourth Street Holiday Stop and Shop

December 2, 2011 by  
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Albuquerque’s Antique Mile and a host of other stores along North Fourth Street roll out their holiday shopping event on December 3-4 in the Village of Los Ranchos. Lots of freebies and discounts, too!

The North Fourth Street Holiday Stop & Shop is yet another shopping opportunity this weekend, on December 3 – 4, 2011, from 10 am – 5 pm each day.  Expect discounts, free gifts, prizes, free refreshments and entertainment, including:

  • Free chair massage at Albuquerque School of Massage Therapy & Health Sciences
  • 10% or more off all merchandise at Antiques Consortium
  • 20% or more discount on merchandise at The Antique Co-Op (and they’re serving posole!)
  • 50% off a set of wiper blades at Brown’s Automotive
  • Free cookie samples at Cravin’ Cookies and More
  • Free gift with a $25 purchase at New Mexico Food & Gift Showcase and at Ronde Vu de Los Ranchos
  • Free conditioning with a booked color service at Entourage Salon

How’s that for variety? There are more specials – see the full list of discounts, freebies and fun at the North Fourth Street Holiday Stop and Shop.

I already had this event scheduled to post, when I received an email from reader Dawn saying that each participating business will also benefit a charity of its choice during the event. So shopping North 4th will also be a way to give back to various charities. Hurrah for the North Valley! Somehow I’d missed that detail, so thanks Dawn!

–Tania

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10% – 50% Off: Antiques, Collectibles, Stuff

April 24, 2009 by  
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Because we’re cheap, we’re pros at buying used and vintage.

If you need more “stuff,” you might want to check out 4th St Antique Mall’s customer appreciation event. Through the end of April (2009), all 125 dealer booths are offering from 10% to 50% off merchandise! Whether you’re looking for vintage costume jewelry, toy trains, vinyl upholstered chairs, old paint-by-numbers paintings, used books, or just any kind of cool swag at all, you’re sure to find it here.

4th St Antique Mall is located in Los Ranchos at 7901 4th St NW, on the corner of 4th and Ranchitos. They’re open Monday – Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sundays from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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