Re: Does anyone else....
Originally Posted by summer
I used to like it but it's a bit old hat now....there are only so many times you can be amazed at something so ordinary looking can be so valuable...I think it's had it's day.
Originally Posted by Longdogs
When I was young, I hated the Roadshow music because it meant it was Sunday evening which meant school the next day. As I grew older, I quite enjoyed AR and have done until the recent influx of new 'experts'. The producers must have found them in the pc cupboard.
I still watch it but Fiona's ingratiating voice gets on my nerves and the increasingly "relaxed" presentation takes it downmarket, IMO. Nevertheless, once in a blue moon, a real "treasure" turns up .....
The Crawley Silver (1993):
Arrived in a carrier bag - worth £350,000 .....
The Faberge Flower (2018)
Colonel Stamford Cartwright, who took the object in on behalf of the squadron, known as B (Staffs, Warwick and Worcs Yeo) Sqn The Royal Yeomanry, said "Because you grew up with it you tend to treat it as part of the furniture." he said.
The ornament was gifted to the squadron, then known as the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars, in 1904 by Georgina, Countess of Dudley, the wife of Lord Dudley, the second in command of the regiment.
Geoffrey Munn said his "pulse was racing" at the sight of the precious object. "It is the rarest, most poetic manifestation of Faberge's work that one could ever hope to see."
He valued it at £1,000,000.00 .....