The most explosive moments of Antiques Roadshow
ANTIQUES Roadshow has been a Sunday night TV favorite for decades.
The BBC show, now run by Fiona Bruce, started in 1979 and ran for 43 seasons – but what are the most explosive moments?
Fans of Antiques Roadshow cried when the truth behind a woman’s grandfather’s war medals and brooches was revealed.
They came from his family’s time in a WWII concentration camp.
The woman appeared on the show to discuss three small metal brooches her family made while trapped in the camp during the Holocaust.
In an even more gruesome story, she then revealed that they were part of a “demonstration camp,” which was used by the Nazis as a photo opportunity to show how well they looked after their children. prisoners.
The three medallions – a watering can, a dog and a shield – were all made and belonged to his mother and grandmother since their time at the Theresienstadt camp.
A couple were recently disappointed when a BBC expert revealed the reality behind a brooch passed down from their grandmother.
Telling the story behind their coins, guests expressed their belief that a stunning pin was set with an enormous emerald stone – and if it did, it would be worth up to £ 100,000.
Picking up the pin said to be set with an emerald, John told the couple, “This pin is set with a very large green stone and white stones – which was made around 1910.”
He asked, “Now what do you think the green stone is?”
Responding honestly, the owner said, “I thought it was an emerald.”
But revealing the unfortunate truth, John revealed, “I wish it was. It would be worth an absolute fortune.
“It would be worth £ 100,000 if it were, but it’s glass.”
WISH OF VALUE
An expert from Antiques Roadshow declined to assess a WWII medal for heartbreaking reason.
The owner of the war memorabilia appeared on the BBC show with her daughter, but the couple did not get the usual monetary appraisal.
The expert brand, which specializes in military medals, said: “Now we always give you a review of the Antiques Fair – but we don’t give a rating to things from the Holocaust because there is no price. that you can put on what someone has been through. awarded this medal.
“So I can’t tell you what it’s worth, but now that you know what it is, I hope you think it was worth coming to the Antiques Roadshow. “
THE WRITING IS ON THE BOX
A guest at Antique’s Roadshow was stunned to learn that the story behind an inscription on a box was false.
The box bore the inscription “Stella’s Gift to Dean Swift”, a reference to writer Jonathan Swift.
Marc spoke to viewers about the writer, saying, “We know full well that Dean Swift is Jonathan Swift, the great Irish satirist and writer who wrote Gulliver’s Travels.”
Swift’s friend Esther Johnson had the nickname Stella, so it seemed like it had been a gift from her in the 1700s.
However, Marc quickly exposed the inscription as a fake, revealing how Stella’s death predated the type of metal the box was made from.
He said: “Stella died in 1728. Sheffield Plate, the material from which this little caddy is made, was not invented until around 1743.
“How could Stella have given this box to Dean Swift. She couldn’t have done it. It’s that simple.
“Overall what we have is a very old item.”
A woman was stunned after a family heirloom – an exquisite painting – was deemed a fake.
The beloved BBC One was back in Ayrshire at Culzean Castle where expert Dendy Easton evaluated three oil paintings.
The guest had brought them after having inherited them from his “grandma” who present portraits of people at the beach, on a boat and standing in front of a cathedral.
Speaking of one of the plays, supposedly by David Roberts, he said: “Well [Roberts] is a very famous artist but he is a fake.
“It’s a fake signature because it was so important that he was a Royal Academician and people copy his work.
“It’s dated 1862, well he died in 1864 so I think they’re trying to make you believe he has the last brushstroke.”
BEATLED BY THE BEATLES
Memories of The Beatles are highly coveted, but this Fab Four photo was a fake.
Among the group of items were a number of notes from The Beatles in their prime, with signatures from John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison appearing in an autograph book, a piece of paper and a signed photograph.
However, after keeping them for so long, expert John Foster told the sisters who owned them that one of the items was most likely a fake, written by one of the Beatles team members due to the strong demand.
Pointing to a signed photo of the Liverpool quartet, John explained: “The Beatles thing is a thing that lasts, and it seems to go on and on …
“There is a problem, and that is why I asked you where they came from, because if you compare these three [groups of signatures], the three ways you have, they’re all different. “