I picked up a £1 model at a car boot sale – I was stunned when Antiques Roadshow told me what it’s worth | The Sun09/01/2022
AN Antiques Roadshow guest was left stunned when they found out the true value of their model of a stag that they picked up at a car boot sale for £1.
A recent episode of the BBC show saw expert William Farmer tell two guests how much their ornament was really worth.
The pair, from Northern Ireland, travelled to the Ulster Museum for an expert opinion.
William asked the pair: "He looks really at ease, this wonderful model of a stag just lying there. But tell me, where did he come from in your life?"
The man replied: "I bought him about 20 years ago at a car boot sale for £1."
A shocked William couldn't believe his ears.
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The guest explained: "I just liked him and thought he was a great bargain!"
William went on to tell the couple the history behind their model and said that it is a Bergman bronze figure.
But the guests were keen to know the 19th century stag's value.
William said: "Your £1 purchase today, you're looking five to six hundred pounds."
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They were lost for words and didn't know what to say back.
It comes shortly after another quest was stunned after her medieval stone head was given a staggering valuation.
The lady explained to expert Adam Schoon that it came into her possession when she was digging up her drains.
After explaining that they are often found near water, Adam shared the value.
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Adam told the guest: "He has come to us in silence and can't tell us anything but that expression is fantastic."
He then revealed it could be worth between £3,000 and £5,000, leaving the lady stunned.
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