Jaw-dropping six-figure valuation and some of the oddest finds EVER on next series of Antiques Roadshow

We know fans only watch Antiques Roadshow to guess what everything is worth.

So we won’t completely ruin it, but in the coming episodes the show will feature a jaw-dropping six-figure valuation and some of the oddest finds ever.

Fiona Bruce and the team head for Burton Constable Hall, near Hull, for the next two weeks.

It’s a remarkable property stuffed with family legends and treasures, including a remarkable cabinet of curiosities. But the objects delivered by visitors are just as diverse.

A family bring in 1,500 Georgian shoe buckles which were obsessively collected by a late husband for over 50 years. His investment proves to be wise when expert Judith Miller delivers the valuation.

This portrait by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was described last series as probably the most valuable ever on the Antiques Roadshow
(Photo: BBC)

There’s a ship’s anchor found in a garden pond, a medal given for heroism to a local sailor who helped break Captain Scott’s ship out of Antarctic ice in 1901.

And a late Victorian moth brooch thought to be a fairly cheap 1983 wedding present, then put away in a drawer, turns out to be encrusted with diamonds.

But the award for most curious acquisition must go to a bronze figure which was swapped for cash and fried food.

Doll's house figures are brought to Tewkesbury Abbey
These dolls were valued at £200,000 on the show last summer

The unnamed owner explains: “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 says: “A few fish suppers, that is certainly a first for me when it comes to a payment. It’s a statement piece and very elegant.”


Antiques Roadshow to host a movie special in Albert Square

u can find out on March 26 if the chips are down or up on the investment.

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