Antiques Roadshow

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It Has Banksy's Signature. Here's Why He Won't Authenticate It

Artwork was taken from a seaside wall, a no-no in the world of Banksy

(Newser) - A man who appeared on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, hoping to hear the value of his Banksy artwork, ended up receiving a rebuke from the show's specialist and Banksy's team. The unidentified man told specialist Rupert Maas that he found the artwork—featuring Banksy's name and...

Man Drops to Ground When Told What Watch Is Worth

A very happy Ben Clymer learns his $345 Rolex is now worth up to $700K

(Newser) - An Air Force veteran in North Dakota who spent a month's salary on a fancy watch while stationed in Thailand in the 1970s decided it was too nice to wear and kept it in its box. He was floored to find out that his Rolex Oyster Paul Newman Daytona...

She Bought It for $100. Sotheby's Just Auctioned It Off

Unnamed buyer sees Buddha statue go for $2.1M

(Newser) - That garage sale in your neighborhood? Another reason to check it out: A Chinese statuette bought for $100 at just such a sale sold Wednesday at Sotheby's for an incredible $2.1 million, MarketWatch reports. The unnamed buyer appeared on the PBS show Antiques Roadshow in 2017 and said...

Item on Antiques Roadshow Leaves Expert 'Trembling'
Item on Antiques Roadshow
Leaves Expert 'Trembling'
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Item on Antiques Roadshow Leaves Expert 'Trembling'

It's a minuscule Shakespearean notebook

(Newser) - You never know what you're going to see on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow—the things people find buried in their attics are sometimes complete junk and other times breathtakingly valuable. A tiny notebook apparently falls toward the latter category, and the appraiser's reaction to it is garnering...

A Long-Lost Painting Finally Resurfaces

Frida Kahlo piece was in possession of elderly woman

(Newser) - For 60 years, one of the earliest paintings by Frida Kahlo hung on the wall of a California home, unseen by the public and its location a mystery, Reuters reports. Now it's expected to fetch up to $2 million at auction. According to Fusion , Kahlo painted Niña Con ...

Long-Lost Victorian Painting Found on Antiques Roadshow
Long-Lost Victorian Painting
Turns Up on Antiques Roadshow

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...

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...

Antiques Roadshow Finds Most Valuable Painting Yet
Antiques Roadshow Finds
Most Valuable Painting Yet

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'...

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...

Antiques Roadshow Makes $1.5M Find
 Antiques Roadshow
 Makes $1.5M Find 
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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...

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