FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the Season 11 taping?
Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 of 2023. When registering, you will be asked to pick a day and time slot.
Where is the Season 11 taping?
Season 11 is being recorded in our brand-new studio on MPT’s campus.
Maryland Public Television
The Irene and Edward H. Kaplan Production Studio
11767 Owings Mills Blvd
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Click here for directions.
Please follow the signage directing you to parking area.
What can I bring?
You may bring up to three items for evaluation. Your items will receive an oral evaluation from one of our expert appraisers. Evaluations are for entertainment purposes only, and no written appraisals will be provided. You may bring one companion to assist you, however your companion may not bring any additional items unless they are themselves registered as an attendee.
What restrictions are there?
Your item cannot exceed 50 pounds and must be easily carried by hand. For liability reasons, our staff and volunteers are not able to assist you with your items. Do not leave any items unattended. Our appraisers will not evaluate coins, currency, stamps, vehicles, explosives, firearms manufactured after 1950, glass fire extinguishers, or items containing hazardous materials.
What do I do when I arrive?
When you arrive at MPT’s campus, signs and volunteers will direct you to the parking and registration areas.
Will I be on TV?
Our appraisers work with the production team to select the most interesting, unique and valuable objects. If one of your items is selected for the show, you will be escorted to the holding area to await your appearance with an appraiser in front of the cameras.
Does my companion need to be registered?
No. Registered attendees may bring a companion. Your companion does not need to be registered and you do not need to submit their name. However, companions cannot bring additional items to be evaluated. Each pairing of collector and companion may bring up to three items between them.
May I bring an item to be evaluated without registering in advance?
No. To provide a fair, secure, and efficient experience, we require all attendees to register in advance. Attendees may bring one companion, but companions may not bring additional items.
Does it really matter what day or time I show up?
Yes. Over a thousand people attend the event. Scheduled timeframes enable us to provide a safe, fun and efficient experience for everyone. Please check-in during your allotted time.
Does my item need to be from Maryland or the Chesapeake region?
No. Although items with local connections are of particular interest, we welcome collectibles from anywhere in the world.
Can you appraise my antique if I send a photograph and skip the event?
No. MPT has no appraisers on staff.
What constitutes a “collection”?
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. For example, a baseball card collection or set of portraits by the same artist would be considered one item. Paintings by a variety of artists would be considered separate items. If the objects constituting your collection are bulky, please only bring a representative sampling of the collection – we have limited space.
Where is my ticket?
There are no tickets. When you register, your name is added to a master admission list. Simply bring your items to MPT on the day and time you select when registering.