Got cool antiques? 'Roadshow' back in Charleston on Aug. 8

The last time "Antiques Roadshow" visited Charleston was in the June of 2000 when Gerald Tomlin tells Neil from Charleston that his bronze statue is worth between $45,000 and $50,000.

PBS's most-watched ongoing series, "Antiques Roadshow," will visit Charleston on Aug. 8 as its last stop on a six-city summer tour.

The show is accepting submission of antique furniture to appraise and display on the set. Selected pieces will be transported to the event and back at no cost to the owner. For more details, go www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/furniture.html.

Fans also can apply now for chance to win a pair of tickets to the Charleston filming at pbs.org/antiques/tickets. The application deadline is at 11:59 p.m. April 6.

ETV President and CEO Linda O'Bryon says the show's visit is the second for Charleston and the third for South Carolina, the other being in Myrtle Beach in 2012.

"ETV is always pleased to showcase the history and culture of South Carolina beyond our borders and 'Antique Roadshow's' third visit to our state is a testament to the exceptionally intriguing items and stories South Carolinians have to share."

The show also has ties to the Palmetto state: Host Mark L. Walberg is a native of Florence.

At the appraisal event, up to 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 bring two items for appraisal. From the show's visit to Charleston, three episodes of television will be created for inclusion in show's 20th season, which airs in 2016.

Other tour dates include Tucson, Ariz., on May 30; Spokane, Wash., on June 6; Omaha, Neb., on June 27; Cleveland, Ohio, on July 11; and Little Rock, Ark., on July 25.

Reach David Quick at 937-5516.