The Heirloom Registry Heads to Antiques Roadshow Seattle Appraisal Event

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The new company will have a presence outside the Antiques Roadshow appraisal event this Saturday in Seattle, giving away Heirloom Registry™ labels to interested attendees.

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The Antiques Roadshow helps people to learn a little bit more about the things they care about, and we help them to securely preserve and share what they learn.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) favorite Antiques Roadshow is coming to Seattle this Saturday, and The Heirloom Registry™ will be there, too.

The new company will have a presence outside the Antiques Roadshow appraisal event at the Washington State Convention Center, giving away Heirloom Registry labels to interested attendees.

“When you know more of the information or story behind a family heirloom or a precious belonging, that background or provenance gives it life,” said Dan Hiestand, Heirloom Registry marketing director. “The Antiques Roadshow helps people to learn a little bit more about the things they care about, and we help them to securely preserve and share what they learn.”

Representatives of The Heirloom Registry – including company founder Mike Hiestand – will be on hand outside the event, speaking to attendees about the unique stories behind their objects, and giving away free Heirloom Registry labels.

“Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt,” the 10-time Emmy® Award-nominated Antiques Roadshow is in its 16th season in 2012, according to its Web site. It is PBS's highest-rated series, and is seen by nearly 10 million viewers each week.

According to its site, the show features experts from many respected auction houses, including Bonhams and Butterfields, Christie's, Doyle New York, Skinner and Sotheby's. Additionally, independent dealers from across the United States offer appraisals of antiques and collectibles, free of charge.

About The Heirloom Registry
When you record the history of a family heirloom or treasured belonging in The Heirloom Registry, its story travels with it. Wherever it goes. Always. For as little as 99 cents and in just 10-15 minutes, family stories can be safely preserved. It’s simple: Mark/label your family heirlooms (and future family keepsakes) with a high-quality Heirloom Registry sticker, brass or aluminum plate, and share your items’ stories – or provenances -- in words and pictures at http://www.heirloomregistry.com. Once registered, those stories will be available to future owners no matter where the item goes.

About Houstory® Publishing
Houstory Publishing, LLC, is the publisher of the original Home History Book ™ and creator of The Heirloom Registry ™. The company — started in 2007 by brothers Mike and Dan Hiestand — is a leading provider of home genealogy and historical preservation products and information. They are based out of Ferndale, Wash. and Austin, Texas.

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