Gutted Antiques Roadshow Guest Disappointed by Valuation Snub

Gutted Antiques Roadshow Guest Disappointed by Valuation Snub

Disappointing Valuation

An Antiques Roadshow guest was left disappointed after he was given a feeble valuation for his precious £250K item. Expert Ronnie Archer-Morgan was tasked with delivering the disheartening news to the man who was expecting a six-figure sum for the figurine. The item was estimated to be worth far less than what the man had hoped for.

Unexpected Turn of Events

During a recent Antiques Roadshow episode, an unexpected turn of events took place when a guest brought in a figurine from the Kota tribe in Gabon for valuation at Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall. The owner anticipated a valuation of around £250K, but unfortunately, it didn’t reach anywhere near his expectations.

Antiques Expert's Assessment

Ronnie assessed the item and revealed that it was a Kota reliquary guardian figure, highly revered in the art world. While a similar figure was sold for £250k a few years ago, the guest's item was deemed to be a copy made in 1980 and worth only about £150, a far cry from the anticipated value.

Other Surprising Valuations

In another episode, a guest was shocked to learn that a broken watch he purchased for £40 was valued between £1,500 and £2,000. Antiques Roadshow continues to surprise viewers with unexpected valuations and stories behind valuable items.

Gutted Antiques Roadshow Guest Disappointed by Valuation Snub

Watch Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow is available to stream on BBC iPlayer for more fascinating valuations and tales behind unique items brought in by guests.

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