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Season 8 taping of

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Where is the taping event?
A: Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City at 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042 will host the taping for the 4th year! For directions visit http://www.turfvalley.com/Map-Directions, or call 443.364.9079, or 888.722.9618.

Q: When is the taping event?
A: The taping event is June 17 and 18, 2017 (rain or shine).

Q: Can I bring collectibles to the filming event without registering in advance?
A: No. We require all attendees to register in advance to provide you the most secure and efficient experience. Click here or call 410-581-4097 (9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays) to find out how to register.

Q: How many items may I bring?
A: If you pledge, you may bring up to 3 items for evaluation. Your antiques will receive an expert oral evaluation (sorry, no written appraisals). Evaluations are for entertainment purposes only. If you register by Photo Submission, you may bring one item for free and up to two items for $35 each. Whichever way you register, you may bring one companion to the event to help you carry items. We do not need the name of your companion; however, your companion may not bring any additional items for evaluation.

Q: Are there restrictions?
A: For your safety and the safety of our staff, there are some rules we ask attendees to follow. Collectibles cannot exceed 50 pounds and must be easy for you to carry by hand. For liability reasons, the staff is not able to assist with your items. Do not leave any items unattended. Our appraisers will not evaluate coins, currency, stamps, vehicles, explosives, firearms manufactured after 1900, or glass fire extinguishers. Items containing hazardous materials are not allowed.

Q: Will I be on TV if I come to the taping?
A: Perhaps! Our appraisers work with our production team to select the most interesting, unique and/or valuable collectibles. If you attend the taping and one of your items is selected for the show, our staff will escort you to be lightly made-up for your appearance with the appraiser.

Q: Does it matter what day or time I bring my collectibles to Turf Valley during the event weekend?
A: Yes! Nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend the taping over the two days of the event. Scheduled timeframes enable us to provide a safe, fun, and efficient experience for everyone. Please come on the day and at any time during the timeslot for which you register. If you are not sure what timeslot you selected, or if you need to change your selection, please email collectibles@mpt.org or call 410-581-4097 (9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays).

Q: Do collectibles need to be from Maryland or the Chesapeake region?
A: No. We welcome collectibles from anywhere in the world!

Q: Can you evaluate my antique if I send a photograph and skip the event?
A: No. MPT has no appraisers on staff. Over 20 certified appraisers will be ready to provide evaluations at the taping event for Chesapeake Collectibles.

Q: What constitutes "a collection?"
A: A collection is a group of closely related items. Registrants are allowed a maximum of 3 items; however, a collection may be considered a single item. Examples: a tea set or a small group of portraits by the same artist are each considered to be one item. Paintings by a variety of painters are separate items. Not sure if your items are a collection? Email collectibles@mpt.org

Q: How will I get my ticket?
A: There are no tickets. When you pledge or are registered through a Photo Submission, we will add your name to the Master Admission List. Simply bring your antiques to Turf Valley on the day and at the time you chose when pledging or submitting your photo.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at: collectibles@mpt.org or 410-581-4097 (9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays).

Major funding for Season 8 is provided by Turf Valley & Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Inc.