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Television Series Invites Attendees to Bring Antiques for FREE Valuations – and Chance to Be on TV!

Smith & Wesson Historian Roy Jinks Celebrates 50th NRA Meeting

Smith & Wesson Historian Roy Jinks (left) will be on hand to do appraisals.

Treasures and Traditions TV

Treasures and Traditions TV

Aiken, SC --( The new TV series, Treasures & Traditions TV, is heading to the Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show this Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 2014 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn. to offer FREE valuations on outdoor collectibles.

They brought with them well-known collectors and appraisers from around the U.S. to help evaluate antique memorabilia such as valuable sporting artwork, firearms, decoys, vintage outboards and tackle, books and more.

Robert Koenke is joining the taping this weekend to lend his expertise as an art appraiser and consultant. Koenke is a member of the American Society of Appraisers with his specialty in sporting and wildlife art. His experience includes 24 years as owner, publisher and editor-in-chief of the world`s largest wildlife art publication, Wildlife Art.

Roy Jinks is widely acknowledged as the foremost authority on Smith & Wesson firearms and has authored numerous books about the company and its iconic firearms. As a dedicated practitioner and promoter of gun collecting and the shooting sports, he has been honored for his efforts in redeveloping professional shooting in America.  He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum to which he has donated over 450,000 Smith & Wesson-related documents from his personal collection.

A new exhibit for Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, entitled “Springfield – 200years of Gun Making, the story of the Arms Industry in the Connecticut River Valley,” was created with Jink’s active support and leadership.

Herb Reed began fishing at the age of three and started to handcraft lures at the age of five. He started Lunker City Lures and created the lure known as Slug-Go, claimed by Field & Stream magazine as one of the top 10 lure designs of all time. It changed fishing lures and fishing techniques generating a “new” category of lures known as soft jerk baits.

“We could not be more proud or more excited to have an authority of Koenke, Jinks and Reed’s stature and reputation on our Treasures & Traditions TV team,” commented Bob Delfay, creator and host of the show.

In addition to the above experts, several other authorities on waterfowl decoys, firearms, vintage fishing equipment and advertising art will be available to provide free appraisals. Individuals bring noteworthy items may be featured on the Treasures & Traditions TV show and will also have the option of having their items auctioned.

The Treasures & Traditions TV appraisals and filming will take place this Friday, February 14 from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 15 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Connecticut Convention Center. The Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show will also run on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Appraisals at the Treasures and Traditions TV event are free but those interested must reserve tickets and indicate the day they wish to attend at

To learn more about Treasures & Traditions TV, visit their Facebook page: . For more information on the Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show, visit

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