Antiques Roadshow guest ‘threw away painting’ after disaster valuation ‘So furious’

 “What sometimes happens is people contact us a little bit in advanced and tell us what items they have,” she added, before asking people to get in touch via the BBC website if they had anything which might be of interest.  The host noted: “We’ll take a look of those, we have a whole team doing […]

Antiques Roadshow expert stunned by price of rare collection of watches ‘This is serious’

“They are seriously cool watches. The Hauer at auction; £8,000-£12,000. The Rolex at auction today, minimum £15,000-£20,000. Possibility £20,000-£30,000.  “So you picked the coolest, best watches you could probably bring to the Antiques Roadshow!” Ben remarked.   “Very pleased,” the gentleman said. “[The valuation] came out much better than I thought. I thought I would […]

Antiques Roadshow guest snaps at expert amid valuation ‘Shouldn’t have brought them here!’

John was thrilled to go deeper into their history: “Well three of them were the most active. “The Martin brothers were a pottery hall in London in the Victorian era, the end of the 19th century, beginning of the 20th century. “And they were, have you ever seen a picture of them?  “It’s amazing, they’ve […]

Antiques Roadshow guest stunned by Thunderbird puppet valuation ‘Nobody was interested’

She continued to higher the price bracket, adding: “Rhapsody Angel, perhaps £10-12,000… Captain Scarlett, well he’s just an icon. “I’d say perhaps at auction, value £20-25,000 and Lady P, there are some prices I can quote to you, she has appeared. “The highest price she has realised is £38,000, my feeling is she might get […]

Antiques Roadshow expert uncovers hidden valuation twist of WW1 beaker found in trenches

“My mum will be really chuffed with that,” with Duncan complimenting the item and the wonderful story behind it before he got to making his valuation.  However, he told her: “I’ll tell you the truth, it’s not a valuable thing. It’s not silver, in fact, it’s electroplated – it’s silver plate. “ He had a further twist […]

Antiques Roadshow expert in tears as guest reveals final letter from RAF gunner

An Antiques Roadshow guest brought expert Hilary Kay to tears when she read out an excerpt from her grandfather Teddy’s final letter to her grandmother. The guest revealed he was an RAF gunner and had been tragically killed while in the service. Hilary felt it was right Teddy’s granddaughter read out his words and both the BBC expert and […]

Antiques Roadshow guest ‘humiliated’ over valuation of ‘ugly lump of glass’ 

“So again it’s all now building up nicely, do you like it now?” she asked and the lady replied: “Yes it’s growing on me!”  “And if this went into auction you would be looking at an estimate of between £4,000 and £5,000,” Susan revealed.  “You’re kidding me?” the lady exclaimed. “That’s ridiculous because whenever I […]

Antiques Roadshow expert makes £35k valuation mistake with ‘grotesque face jug’

Stephen then took a closer look at the jug and gave his thoughts: “When we look at the base clay, it’s redware, and the potter has used an impressive array of techniques to come up with this extraordinary texture. “This, in its own way, is really over the top. It’s bizarre and wonderful. You even […]

Antiques Roadshow: Shock as Queen Victoria’s knickers fetch enormous valuation

“I have to tell you that the last pair I saw at auction fetched £16,000.” The guest left laughing as she hid her face, almost embarrassed about it all and said: “For a pair of knickers?”  Hilary went on: “So, I have no hesitation in valuing these at the same figure. “Probably around £12,000 to […]

Antiques Roadshow guest shocked by painting of Queen Elizabeth II’s impressive valuation

It was then time to find out the price of the painting but it wasn’t necessarily the answer the owner was looking for. Rupert admitted: “Now we’ve got to value it of course. I am slightly worried about how many she’s done and the number of embassies that have this image.  “Yet it is such […]