Antiques Roadshow

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Long-Lost Victorian Painting Turns Up on Antiques Roadshow

Portrait by Victorian artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema may be worth $450K

(Newser) - One man in Harrogate, England, is very happy he decided to have Antiques Roadshow take a look at an old family painting. It turns out that the portrait of his great-great-grandfather could be worth almost half a million dollars, reports the Telegraph . The painting, done by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, depicts the... More »

Antiques Roadshow Said Jug Is Worth $50K. Uh, Nope

It was actually made by a high school student in 1970s

(Newser) - It's "rare" for Antiques Roadshow to make a mistake when appraising items, Time notes, but it does happen—and it happened in January in a big way. The show took a look at an item it calls " Grotesque Face Jug ," a jug with bizarre faces on... More »

Antiques Roadshow Finds Most Valuable Painting Yet

Revealed to be a van Dyck worth as much as $660K

(Newser) - It's a story that seems made for, well, television. A British priest bought a painting from an antiques shop more than a decade ago for about $660, and took it to a filming of Antiques Roadshow—where it ended up being one of the greatest finds in the show'... More »

Queen's Cousin: I Cut Off My Toes on Arctic Trip

Rosie Stancer recounts horrific surgery on Antiques Roadshow

(Newser) - A distant cousin of the queen of England visited Antiques Road Show recently and revealed a personal anecdote—that she had cut off her own toes on an Arctic expedition, the Daily Mail reports. Rosie Stancer, 52, said she was trying to be the first woman to trek to the... More »

Antiques Roadshow Makes $1.5M Find

Chinese rhino cups break show's record

(Newser) - An Oklahoma man has shattered Antiques Roadshow records with a set of Chinese teacups carved from rhinoceros horn. The show's experts appraised the cups, believed to be from the late 17th or early 18th century, at between $1 million and $1.5 million, making them the most valuable antiques... More »

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