Antiques Roadshow guest gobsmacked by valuation of creepy dolls

Antiques Roadshow guest gobsmacked by valuation of creepy dolls


Antiques Roadshow guest stunned at value of ‘creepy dolls’

An Antiques Roadshow guest was left stunned after finding out how much a pair of dolls were worth after saying he wasn’t interested in them.

The self-professed collector made an appearance on the US version of the hit show and admitted he bought the two wooden dolls for only $100 (£82).

He explained that due to not being interested in dolls, he almost passed on the offer.

Speaking to antiques expert Julie Scott, he said: “I’ve brought in two very old wooden dolls.

“I don’t know a great deal about them. I’m very curious what you can tell me about them.

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“I’ve been collecting since I was a child. I buy and trade and I love stuff. And a woman asked me if I wanted to buy some dolls, and I said, ‘No, I don’t care so much about dolls’.

“She said, ‘They’re very, very old, maybe you could look at them’. I understand she inherited them and she didn’t know anything about them,” he explained.

In response, Julie revealed the real value was much higher than the $100 dollars he paid for them.

She said the big doll was owned by wealthy children or children of royalty and was made with a human hair wig.

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Julie expressed: “She probably would be valued in the range of $15,000 (£12.3k) to $20,000 (£16.4k).”

The guest was left shocked after finding out the real value and couldn’t quite believe his ears.

He responded: “Really? Oh my. For the two dolls, I paid $100.”

The antiques expert replied: “You had quite the bargain.”

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