Antiques Roadshow guest STUNNED by huge value of stained glass window she saved from a skip

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An Antiques Roadshow guest was left stunned by the huge value a stained glass window on Sunday night’s episode of the show.

The BBC series fronted by Fiona Bruce was at Swanage Pier in Dorset this week attracting thousands hoping to find out more about their treasured possessions. 

And one such woman brought along the colourful item which she saved from a skip, only to discover it was worth almost £2,000.

Expert Ronnie Archer Morgan was blown away by the ‘glorious’ piece which he revealed had been made from tiny beads in Czechoslovakia around 1900.

Saying: ‘The more I talk about this the higher the value goes up in my head, it’s so remarkable’. 

Cannot believe it! An Antiques Roadshow guest was left stunned by the huge value a stained glass window on Sunday night's episode of the show

Cannot believe it! An Antiques Roadshow guest was left stunned by the huge value a stained glass window on Sunday night’s episode of the show

Big bucks! One such woman brought along the colourful item which she saved from a fish shop skip, only to discover it was worth almost £2,000

Big bucks! One such woman brought along the colourful item which she saved from a fish shop skip, only to discover it was worth almost £2,000

Before telling the stunned guest: ‘It has value, between £1,200 and £1,700’.

She replied: ‘I never even thought it was valuable, particularly. I just thought it was lovely’. 

Last week a woman brought her mother’s ‘stunning’ ring to fine jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy who delivered the gobsmacking news of its £20,000 ($AUD39,000) value.

The guest explained that the item was her mother’s which had been given to her by her great grandfather.

She had found the ring wrapped in a sock when clearing out some things and when she questioned her mother at the time she said she kept it in the clothing item so that she didn’t lose it. 

Joanna went on to tell her that it was a ring made in 1915 from platinum and a transitional cut diamond with nearly full clarity.

The only detail she noticed wasn’t quite right was that one of the claws holding the diamond needed adjusting back in place slightly. 

She went on to tell the shocked guest that it would be worth £20,000 at an auction.

Interesting: Expert Ronnie Archer Morgan was blown away by the 'glorious' piece which he revealed had been made from tiny beads in Czechoslovakia around 1900

Interesting: Expert Ronnie Archer Morgan was blown away by the ‘glorious’ piece which he revealed had been made from tiny beads in Czechoslovakia around 1900

Love it: The expert said: 'The more I talk about this the higher the value goes up in my head, it's so remarkable'

Love it: The expert said: ‘The more I talk about this the higher the value goes up in my head, it’s so remarkable’

Wow! Before telling the stunned guest: 'It has value, between £1,200 and £1,700'

Wow! Before telling the stunned guest: ‘It has value, between £1,200 and £1,700’

The completely flawed guest then replied: ‘Wow! Oh gosh! I better get that claw fixed quickly then!’

Meanwhile another Antiques Roadshow guest was left astounded by the ‘ridiculous’ value of his damaged watch.

The BBC show returned for a brand new series last Sunday evening, with the antique experts travelling to Swanage Pier and seafront.     

Among the treasures showcased was a rare Omega watch that had suffered the unfortunate fate of being run over by a lawnmower. 

However, expert Richard Price was quick to reassure the owner that the timepiece was salvageable and valuable.

Shock: Last week a woman brought her mother's 'stunning' ring to fine jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy who delivered the gobsmacking news of its £20,000 ($AUD39,000) value

Shock: Last week a woman brought her mother’s ‘stunning’ ring to fine jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy who delivered the gobsmacking news of its £20,000 ($AUD39,000) value

Jewellery: The guest explained that the item was her mother's which had been given to her by her great grandfather

Jewellery: The guest explained that the item was her mother’s which had been given to her by her great grandfather 

He said: ‘As you know this was the first watch worn on the moon but there is an unfortunate word in the watch making industry for if something is in a very poor state. We call it derelict and this is fairly derelict. How did it get in this condition?’

The guest then explained: ‘It unfortunately went through my lawnmower. We had a burglary and they must have dropped that in the grass as they left. My wife found it later in the compost bin.

He added: ‘I bought it either late 1965 or early 1966 and it was second hand at the time.’

Despite the damage, expert Richard confirmed that the watch would still be worth thousands if the couple got it repaired.

He said: ‘Assuming you can get these pieces in good condition with that strap, I see it being retailable for towards £18-20k. And the strap on its own is worth £3k.’




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