Antiques Roadshow viewer makes PS1m find

November 16th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Nov 16 (ANI): For the first time, Antiques Roadshow experts have valued an item at more than 1 million pounds, according to reports.

Philip Mould, the series” art expert, was the one to break the news to the owner during the recording of the BBC show at The Sage in Gateshead, for an episode to be broadcast on Sunday night.

Earlier, the highest value placed on a single item by the programme was a collection of silver worth 300,000 pounds in Arundel, West Sussex in 2007.

“The person who brought the item fell pretty silent when they were told because they were trying to take it all in, the Telegraph quoted Simon Shaw, editor of the Antiques Roadshow, as telling the Mirror.

“I have watched 250,000 valuations over the years that have been thrilling and exciting but when our expert Philip said he was going to make this kind of valuation we were all nervous with anticipation. It doesn”t fail to deliver on screen,” he added.

He said that the owner knew the item, which a BBC rep refused to identify before the show was broadcast, was “valuable and delicate”. (ANI)

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