About the Event
The WSBE Antiques Discovery & Appraisal Show provides a special opportunity for you to bring an object of yours of unknown or uncertain value to a professional appraiser for a written appraisal. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick Airport Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island, on Saturday, February 18, 2012, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., with your choice of three arrival times: 9 A.M., 11 A.M., and 2 P.M.
We have designated eight (8) broad categories: Silver, Jewelry, Ceramics, Ephemera, Art, Furniture, Rugs, and of course, Miscellaneous. These are top-level categories and naturally encompass a wide variety of sub-categories - almost anything can be brought in for appraisal!
Throughout the day, appraisers will be mingling with the crowd, searching for those hidden treasures. WSBE Rhode Island PBS camera and production crews, led by TV producer and show host Brian Scott-Smith, will film some of the appraisals and interactions between appraisers and members of the public, both in line and at the formal appraisal areas.
So, not only might your object enrich you, it might make you famous, too!
Stories segments filmed that day will be edited together with other footage to create a television special that will air on WSBE's two channels: Rhode Island PBS and Learn.
All of the appraisers are graciously volunteering their time and expertise. Ticket proceeds benefit WSBE Rhode Island PBS.
Click Here for a helpful list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
About the Host
Brian Scott-Smith, Anchor/Reporter/Producer & Writer
Brian Scott-Smith has worked in the TV and radio business for more than 10 years and is a qualified journalist. He's worked for BBC TV and radio in the UK as a news anchor and reporter, as well as producer and news editor. He covered the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002 for TV and has also reported on other stories involving the British Monarchy, as well as the UK military. Brian was a senior reporter for the winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010 for the prestigious Olympic Organization itself and their own TV channel, and will reprise his role for the London 2012 Olympics in the UK.
He now lives and works in the USA and provides his journalistic expertise to online news organizations, as well as writing, producing, and hosting TV series for public television stations. He's worked for Connecticut Public TV and created their antiques show called Treasure Hunt, and is hosting and producing the Rhode Island PBS Antiques Discovery & Appraisal Show.
Brian also writes for www.onenewengland.com, an online news magazine about the six New England states. Before getting into broadcasting, his background was financial services, having been the Press and PR Officer for Zurich Insurance in the UK. Brian was also one of the faces of the pioneering TV station, Portsmouth TV, in the UK. He is also a respected media trainer for the commercial and corporate world, with clients ranging from the British Armed Forces and the US military as well.