CPTV’s Connecticut Treasure Hunt Returns!

Release Date: 10/20/2011

Expert Antique Appraisals and Unearths Many of the State’s Most Fascinating Finds

HARTFORD, Conn. (October 19, 2011) – CPTV is delighted to announce the 3rd annual Connecticut Treasure Hunt appraisal fair. With over 60 top antique appraisers from around the Northeast, this year’s fair is guaranteed to be the most exciting antiques event of the season. CPTV’s Connecticut Treasure Hunt offers appraisals on a variety of antique categories, so everyone’s collectibles have a place in the hunt. 

The event will be held Sunday, November 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Tickets are $50 per person and include two verbal appraisals. A $90 VIP entry is also available from 9-10 a.m. All tickets are time-stamped with an appointed appraisal time and are available by calling CPTV at 1-800-683-2112 or online at cptv.org, keyword: Treasure Hunt. All tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.   

CPTV’s Connecticut Treasure Hunt is made possible by presenting sponsor, Golden Gavel Auctions of East Windsor. 

During last year’s CPTV Connecticut Treasure Hunt, appraisers examined over $2 million worth of antique treasures. After the event, the hype continued as hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to see these fascinating findings on CPTV.

In the midst of all the action on Nov. 6, a CPTV camera crew will embark on their own hunt; a search for the most unique, historical and interesting items at the Connecticut Treasure Hunt. Their findings will be shown on CPTV in the future. Stay tuned! 

At CPTV’s Connecticut Treasure Hunt, appraisal experts will offer information on a broad array of items and collectibles including the following:

Photography and Cameras
Coins and Paper Money
Tribal and Native Arts  
Musical Instruments & Memorabilia
Stamps and Postal History
Furniture
Clocks
Glass & Porcelain
Ceramics and Stoneware
Silver
Books 
Tools
Jewelry and Gems
Weapons and Militaria
Textiles and Leather
Fine Arts
Folk Art
Prints and Drawings
Rugs
Asian Arts... AND MORE!

For additional information about the event, visit CPTV.org, keywords: Treasure Hunt. 

About Connecticut Public Television

CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily.  The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) also includes WNPR. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves almost 240,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award winning local programming includes Where We Live, The Colin McEnroe Show and The Faith Middleton Show. Overall the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit cptv.org.  

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