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Antiques Road Trip’s Tim Wonnacott stunned by £10 teapot profit

Tim Wonnacott tells BBC Antiques Road Trip viewers he needs to sit down after a £10 sterling silver tea set was smashed at auction, making big money for expert Charles Hanson

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Silver tea set on sale and guaranteed £250 profit

Antiques Road Trip’s Tim Wonnacott was exposed when a £10 set of teapots turned a huge profit.

This silver set was purchased by antiques expert Charles Hanson, 43, who was traveling South Wales in search of a bargain.

As he took the set out of the closet, Charles realized there was a sweet addition to the delicate piece.

He held up what looked like a cup, he said: “You too… it’s not a love cup, because it has two handles, this is a sugar bowl.

“It goes well with the teapot because you already have such angled handles, which are very aesthetically pleasing. I think this was about 1875, 1880.







Tim Wonnacott tells viewers he needs to sit down after the auction
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“There’s also your milk and ice cream jug in the cupboard,” he adds excitedly, pointing out that it also has the same handle.

“I like the fact that it has a badge, so it’s pretty regal in some respects.

“It’s a national emblem on each object that matches,” the expert explained.






Charles Hanson snagged a bargain

Clearly delighted with the craftsmanship, Charles says: “Every of its inner lids, and also the sugar bowl, are beautifully gilded, which is, again, a sure sign of quality. “

The owner of the shop only wants £10 for the three-piece set, which experts say is a “good price”, insists it will not be negotiated.

At the auction house, Charles regrouped with antiques expert Raj Bisram, telling his co-star that “there could be tremors across South Wales as the gaval collapses”.






Charles couldn’t get over the amount he paid

The auctioneer started the auction with an impressive £120, prompting Charles to exclaim: “Yes, we got it! Yes!”

The bids were dense and quick and quickly reached £160, to which the expert replied: “Nice guy, good guy.”

Clearly impressed by his co-star’s success, Raj exclaims, “Wow. On the spot above.”






The tea set broke it in the auction

After a long auction, the tea set finally sold for a total of £260, Charles shouted: “Yes!”

Watching the high-octane film, Antiques Road Trip narrator Tim Wonnacott, 70, admits: “I think I need to sit down. That is excellent. “

Charles breathed, concluded: “Oh, I can’t believe it. I’m pretty excited. Yes, the good stuff. “

Antiques Road Trip airs weekdays at 4:30pm on BBC One

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