Antiques Roadshow makes a stop in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Antiques Roadshow made its third visit to Tucson, and with it came 5,000 people and nearly 10,000 items.

"Mike" brought a knight to the show. He says it was love at first sight.

"I saw Fred, Fred was mysterious, Fred was different. He had this beautiful artwork all over him and there were a couple of guys that wanted to put Fred in his bar or man cave and I needed to save him," Mike said.

Mike paid $460, put Fred in his front seat and they were on their way home.

"The Cox cable guy thought he was great, so I just love Fred," he said. But Mike wanted to learn more. "I was just curious about Fred. I just wanted a little more information about him."

Appraisers say this one of the most common reasons people come to the show.

"It is a pleasure to see the people and solve the riddles they may have. It is not about money all the time," said Lark Mason, Asian Arts appraiser.

And it definitely isn't about the money for Mike. It turns out Fred isn't worth anything.

"Fred is used for background scenery in movies," he said.

But that is not the case for every item. There were some valuable fines at the show.

"One is a large object that was created in the 14th century that is going to turn out to be in the $15,000 range," said Mason.

Appraisers say it doesn't matter where you found the item; every object has a story.

"I have had everything from people buying things from a garage sale to being passed down through generations to acquiring things themselves. It runs the gamut, so you never know," said Mason.

Antiques Roadshow filmed three hourlong episodes during its stop. The episodes will air sometime next year.

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