In the television show "Antiques Roadshow," appraisers visit cities and provide evaluations of antiques that locals bring to them to inspect. The first "Antiques Roadshow" debuted in 1979 and takes place in the United Kingdom. A version of the show that takes place in the United States debuted in 1997.
Each person who attends "Antiques Roadshow" must have a ticket. Tickets have times printed on them so people arrive at different times. The show allows two item appraisals per person.
Specialists in a variety of categories are available at the show. A general appraiser provides category tickets to each person for his items, and he then goes to the line for that category. If the appraiser believes an item would work well on the television show, he notifies a producer.