Antiques Roadshow makes pricey find
An item brought to the 'Antiques Roadshow' experts for valuation when they came to Hull was worth a "jaw-dropping six figure sum"
An item brought to the 'Antiques Roadshow' was worth a "jaw-dropping six figure sum".
Presenter Fiona Bruce and her team of experts pitch up at Burton Constable Hall in Hull in episodes airing over the next two weeks, and are stunned by the bizarre items presented for them to cast their eye over.
According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, one item is worth the staggering shock amount, while others handed over for valuation included a ship's anchor found in a garden pond, a medal given for heroism to a sailor in the early 1900s after he helped break Captain Scott's ship out of Antarctic ice, and a late-Victorian moth brooch thought to have been a fairly cheap wedding present when handed over in 1983, but it turns out to be encrusted with diamonds.
There is also a collection of 1,500 Georgian shoe buckles which prove to be a sound investment.
And one odd item is a bronze figure, which the unnamed owner bought for cash and a round of fish and chip suppers.
The owner said: "It lives with us in Hull. I bought her from a friend and I own a fish and chip shop, so I paid £200 plus 10 lots of fish and chips."
Expert Chris Yeo replied: "A few fish suppers, that is certainly a first for me when it comes to payment.
"It's a statement piece and very elegant."
Find out how much the items are worth when the episode of 'Antiques Roadshow' airs on March 26.