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In October of 2022, Mississippi Public Broadcasting and the MPB Foundation introduced a local version of a traveling appraisal show, giving Mississippians the opportunity to receive professional opinions about their family heirlooms and treasures. Hundreds of people gathered at the MPB studios in Jackson for Mississippi Antiques Showcase, bringing everything from paintings and vases to tapestries and music boxes. 

The second edition of the showcase was filmed at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, Miss. in April of 2023. Even more appraisers were able to see interesting objects found or brought to our state, and hear the amazing stories behind them. Watch the exciting results in the videos below!

The 2023 Mississippi Antique Showcase was filmed in Biloxi Mississippi at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Hospitality Center in Biloxi, MS Oct. 13-14.

New episodes will air Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning February 29.

Finding Treasure at the Mississippi Antique Showcase

When / Where: 
May 3-4, at the Natchez Convention Center, 211 Main St., in Natchez, Mississippi

This is an opportunity for people to visit the historic, picturesque Mississippi River city and bring their family heirlooms and antiques to professional appraisers to learn whether they own hidden treasures. The appraisals are filmed for the MPB Original “Mississippi Antique Showcase” TV program.

Ticketholders can bring antiques, furniture, and treasured keepsakes for appraisal. 

For more information about the event, call 1-844-874-6874

Event Times: 

Friday, May 3, from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$100 Donation Includes:

  • Entry for filming
  • Food and Beverages 
  • A 1-year membership to MPB 
  • One item appraisal 


$399 Donation Includes:

  • All of the above PLUS: 
  • Additional Entry for your guest
  • A one-night stay at a bed and breakfast or casino hotel
  • Natchez 'extras' including casino coupon for freeplay money and exclusive deals in town

Biloxi, Part 2
Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m.
Discover a Babe Ruth signed baseball, Romanian religious icons, a photo of Ella Fitzgerald, a Miro painting and other treasures.

Biloxi, Part 3
Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
Discover a diamond ring, a German photo scrapbook of the WWII era, a Capodimonte vase, a whimsical carved wooden pig and other treasures.

Biloxi, Part 4
Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
Discover a traditional Romanian vest, Edgar Allen Poe books, baseball memorabilia, a Chinese vase of 8 immortals and other treasures.

Biloxi, Part 5
Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
Discover a Henry Moore painting, a diamond brooch, a Saltillo serape rug, a painting believed to have been done by Gulf Coast artist Joe Moran, along with other treasures. 

Luke Edward

Edward-Locke Estate Sales

Ron Locke

Edward-Locke Estate Sales

Mississippi Antiques Showcase Spring 2023

Mississippi Antiques Showcase Fall 2022

Sponsored by the MPB Foundation