Antiques Roadshow expert brands guest ‘obsessive’ before shocking her with four-figure valuation

Antiques Roadshow expert brands guest ‘obsessive’ before shocking her with four-figure valuation

AN ANTIQUES Roadshow expert called a guest “obsessive” before revealing a shocking four-figure valuation.

Host, Fiona Bruce and her team of experts were on site in Ebrington Square in Londonderry to view some special items.

The guest was left shocked at the four-figure valuation
The guest was left shocked at the four-figure valuationCredit: bbc
The guest brought a collection of vintage compact purses to be valued
The guest brought a collection of vintage compact purses to be valuedCredit: bbc

One guest brought her collection of vintage compact purses to be valued.

Taking a closer look at the stunning items on the table, Ronnie said: “Could it be said that you’re an obsessive collector by any chance?”

The guest laughed and said: “No I don’t think it is obvious.”

Ronnie then quipped: “Not obvious at all, with all of these! And how many more have you got?”

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The guest said she owned “probably over 1000.”

She explained that she had gone to an auction and bought a “cardboard box” full of things and one of them was a deco powder tint, and she “fell in love with that”.

Ronnie looked at the compact purses closely and said that they are made from the “most beautiful silver enamel”.

The expert continued: “We have a range here, we have the most beautiful silver enamel and we have a whaky triangular one.”

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Ronnie added: “This would go on her finger, that is a thing of beauty. This is amazing. Very rare, you have got the jewelled thumb press there and you have the sapphire there to open this compartment.

“This was about the Jazz Age, modernism, elegance and Hollywood and they’re fantastic. It keeps all the essentials in the little compartments.

When it came to valuating the items, Ronnie said: “We have got to top the value of these up and it is quite difficult, but I know that would be £900, and this one would be £700.”

“This would be £900, this little duo. We are talking on the table here, £5,000.”

The guest was left speechless and said: “Oh my god, oh right. And I have three daughters speeding to the house now.”

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Sukaina Benzakour

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