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Antiques Roadshow

Episodes  7 & 11

A piece of   Antiques Roadshow  history unfolds at  Black Country Living Museum with only the third-ever object in the series to be given a £1 million valuation.

Episode 7

The Antiques Roadshow visits the Black Country Living Museum , where surprising finds include a 3,000-year-old baby rattle and a Faberge treasure destined to become one of the most valuable items ever seen on the show. Jewellery specialist Geoffrey Munn is left breathless by the majestic beauty of the regimental jewel, commissioned by the Countess of Dudley in 1903 for the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars in honour of their service in the Boer War.

Other discoveries include a typewriter used by children's author Enid Blyton to create some of her most famous works and one of Laurence Olivier's first acting scripts, carefully transcribed in his own hand.

Indian art specialist Amin Jaffer delivers a short history of the spittoon, while Andy McConnell challenges Fiona to guess which glass object has increased the most in value.

The most poignant find of the day is a tin of children's toys and trinkets that had been hidden up a chimney as part of a treasure hunt in 1940. Could Roadshow viewers help identify the young girl who left the trail of clues after being struck down with illness?

Episode 11 

Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team make a return visit to the Black Country Living Museum  on one of the hottest days of the year. Susan Rumfitt discovers some jewels fit for a princess, while Hilary Kay explores local motor racing history at the Sunbeam Motor Car Company.

A surrealist picture appeals to Rupert Maas, but is it the real deal? And the show takes a surprising turn to the Wild West with one of the rarest guns Bill Harriman has ever seen - a Colt 37 revolver!

See behind  the scenes with the Express & Star news

 

Related News

Express & Star:   Fabergé flower worth up to £1 MILLION makes history at Black Country Antiques Roadshow event 

Radio Times:    Antiques Roadshow

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