FOR over four decades, the Antiques Roadshow has been scouring the country looking at the valuables people have in their homes.
But what have been the biggest valuations ever?
The Antiques Roadshow has seen its fair share of valuable items over the last 40 yearsCredit: BBC
What is Antiques Roadshow?
Antiques Roadshow is a series on BBC One in which antiques experts travel the country to valuate the treasures that people find in their homes.
It first aired in 1979 and reached its 40th series in 2018.
The show was inspired by a 1977 documentary about a London auction house doing a tour of the West Country.
It is currently hosted by Fiona Bruce and past presenters have included Michael Aspel, Angela Rippon and Bruce Parker.
A Faberge flower that was given a £1million price tag by valuer Geoffrey MunnCredit: [email protected]
What are the most expensive items to have appeared on Antiques Roadshow?
During its 40 year run, the Antiques Roadshow has thrown up some pricey gems that have been valued and sold for millions.
One of the most expensive items to that appear on Antiques Roadshow was a prototype model of the world famous Angel of the North.
The model had been sculpted by artist Anthony Gormley, who also designed the real thing, and it had been in the office of Gateshead Council for 13 years.
But fine art expert Philip Mould valued the scale model at £1million which broke the show’s valuation record.
Shortly afterwards, another million pound item appeared when former footballer Eddie Gray and sports presenter Gabby Logan went on the show.
They brought an FA Cup, which was the third version of the trophy that has been used during the history of the competition.
Expert Alastair Dickenson, said it was worth £1million, adding it is the most famous sporting trophy alongside the Wimbledon men’s singles cup.
The BBC show was shown the gem to be valued at a show in the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.
The huge valuation amazed the thousands of onlookers who braved the hot weather to attend the event.