Antiques Roadshow guest STUNNING by the sheer value of the stained glass window she rescued from a dumpster
An Antiques Roadshow guest was stunned by the sheer value of a stained glass window during Sunday night’s episode of the show.
The BBC series fronted by Fiona Bruce was on Swanage Pier in Dorset this week, attracting thousands of people hoping to find out more about their prized possessions.
And one such woman brought back the colorful item she rescued from a skip, only to discover it was worth almost £2,000.
Expert Ronnie Archer Morgan was impressed by the ‘glorious’ piece which he revealed was made from small beads in Czechoslovakia around 1900.
Saying, ‘The more I talk about this, the higher the value rises in my mind, it’s so remarkable.’
Can not believe it! An Antiques Roadshow guest was stunned by the sheer value of a stained glass window during Sunday night’s episode of the show
Big money! One of those women brought back the colorful item she rescued from a fishmonger’s shop, only to discover it was worth almost £2,000.
Before telling the stunned guest: ‘It has a value, between £1,200 and £1,700.’
She replied, “I never even thought it was valuable. I just thought it was beautiful.”
Last week A woman took her mother’s ‘stunning’ ring to jewelery specialist Joanna Hardy, who broke the shocking news of its value at £20,000 ($AUD39,000).
The guest explained that the item belonged to her mother and was given to her by her great-grandfather.
She had found the ring wrapped in a sock while cleaning up some things and when she questioned her mother at the time, she said she had kept it in the garment so she wouldn’t lose it.
Joanna went on to tell her that it was a ring made in 1915 from platinum and a transitional cut diamond of almost complete clarity.
The only detail she noticed was that one of the claws holding the diamond needed some adjustment.
She then told the shocked guest that it would be worth £20,000 at auction.
Interesting: Expert Ronnie Archer Morgan was blown away by the ‘glorious’ piece which he revealed was made from tiny beads in Czechoslovakia around 1900
I love it: The expert said: ‘The more I talk about this, the higher the value rises in my mind, it’s so remarkable’
Wow! Before you say to the bewildered guest: ‘It has value, between £1,200 and £1,700’
The totally flawed guest then replied, “Wow! Oh God! Then I better get that claw repaired quickly!’
Meanwhile, another Antiques Roadshow guest was amazed at the ‘ridiculous’ value of his damaged watch.
The BBC show returned for a brand new series last Sunday evening, with the antiques experts traveling to Swanage Pier and the seafront.
Among the treasures on display was a rare Omega watch that had suffered the unfortunate fate of being run over by a lawn mower.
However, expert Richard Price was quickly able to reassure the owner that the timepiece was salvageable and valuable.
Shock: Last week a woman brought her mother’s ‘stunning’ ring to jewelery specialist Joanna Hardy, who broke the stunning news of its value at £20,000 ($AUD39,000)
Jewelry: The guest explained that the item belonged to her mother and was given to her by her great-grandfather
He said: ‘As you know, this was the first watch worn on the moon, but in the watch industry there is an unfortunate word for when something is in very poor condition. We call it deserted and this is quite deserted. How did it get to this state?’
The guest then explained: ‘Unfortunately it went through my lawn mower. We got broken into and they probably dropped it in the grass when they left. My wife later found it in the compost bin.
He added: ‘I bought it in late 1965 or early 1966 and it was second-hand at the time.’
Despite the damage, expert Richard confirmed that the watch would still be worth thousands if the couple had it repaired.
He said: ‘Assuming you can get these pieces with that strap in good condition, I can see it selling for between £18 and 20,000. And the belt alone is worth £3,000.”