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Antiques Roadshow guest shocked by value of car badges they were told to ‘throw away’-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

He found them in an attic.

Antiques Roadshow guest shocked by value of car badges they were told to ‘throw away’-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

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A guest on Antiques Roadshow was stunned to find out just how much their collection of car badges is worth.

During Sunday’s episode of the BBC show, members of the public flocked to Crystal Palace in London to get their belongings valued by the programme’s stars, including expert John Foster.

He was left jealous of a guest who revealed the car badges he found in an attic before being told to throw them all out.

‘I’ve got nothing like this collection,’ John told his fellow collector. ‘You must have been collecting for years.’

Instead, the man had simply found them in an attic of an old Georgian rectory while he was doing some building work on the property almost 10 years ago.

‘The lady said “No it’s rubbish, throw it away,”‘ he admitted.

The badge collection was valued at a stunning amount (Picture: BBC)

The man was told to throw them away (Picture: BBC)

However, John pointed out that the collection was truly special, pointing out one particularly special item in the group.

‘The one I find really amazing is the Iraq automobile club, that’s the first time I’ve ever seen it,’ he explained. ‘I didn’t even know they had one.’

John suggested some of the items were worth between £80 and £100, with others up to £500.

He found them in an attic while he was doing work on a property (Picture: BBC)

‘Overall, I would say you have anything between £1,500 and £2,000,’ he added, while the man seemed shocked as he simply replied: ‘Very nice.’

The same valuation was actually given for a very different item in an episode shown over the weekend when an elderly woman took her nudes on national television.

The proud owner of the portrait, which was painted over 45 years ago, was done in the days before OnlyFans by a neighbour in Bethnal Green in London.

An elderly woman’s nude portrait was also valued between £1,500 and £2,000 (Picture: BBC)

The painting was done by a neighbour (Picture: BBC)

The artwork shows the woman standing out in the street, caressing her baby bump while wearing a robe that is completely open and exposes her nude body.

In the background of the painting are her cats, a pram for said baby upon his arrival, and a rather amusing depiction of her husband looking over the balcony at her.

‘My neighbour was Nerissa Garnett, the great-niece of Virginia Woolf. The portrait is of me and that was about, more than 45 years ago,’ she said, explaining that they ‘took pictures indoors in her flat’ rather than posing naked in the street.

Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays on BBC One and iPlayer.

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