An Antiques Roadshow guest was stunned to discover a set of teacups and plates bought at a car boot sale cost £2,000 and were made for the same shipbuilder behind. the Titanic.
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An Antiques Roadshow guest was stunned after she learned four teacups had been purchased at a £2,000 shoe sale and that they had a fascinating connection to the Titanic.
The BBC’s Sunday Evening Program visited the Ulster Folk Museum near Belfast last weekend, where expert Steven Moore appreciated the original set of paintings from a luxury ocean liner.
Noticing the exquisitely decorated white, gold, and red crockery, Steven later learned the customer had bought the teacups when she visited a car boot shop.
“I was looking for a pastry stand and I bought a few different crockery boxes,” she explains.
Commenting on the cups still in mint condition, the TV presenter said: “First of all, this is the right model and these are cups and plates from a White Star ship.
“Not the Titanic, that would be quite difficult. If they were from the Titanic, I would stand back and say these are worth a lot of money.”
The White Star Line is the British shipping company behind the famous Titanic that sank in 1912, resulting in the deaths of about 1,500 people.
Steven later revealed that the four cups and plates were worth £500 each, meaning they were £2,000 in total.
The guest was surprised and pleased, adding: “Seriously, because of that? Oh man, that’s interesting.”
He later added: “These cups cost £500 each, if you go down to the wreck of the Titanic those cups will be worth tens of thousands of pounds – and that’s the magic of origin.” origin”.
Also in this episode, viewers are fascinated by a sea coconut – also known as a water coconut – which has a carved design and is described as “very rare”.
Some viewers felt the item – which was later valued at £800 to £1,200 – like thighs and a beggar, some took to Twitter to share their opinions.
One viewer tweeted: “That’s a beautiful looking **e.” Another commented: “Call it sea coconut all you want. It looks like something else”.
Two weeks ago, fans were confused when guests on the show brought in items from the 70s – with a shirt auctioned for around £3,000.
Many fans were baffled when they insisted the outfit was “not antique” – as it was from recent years.
Lisa Lloyd appreciates two shirts – including a Vive Le Rock t-shirt by British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood – from the punk era on tonight’s episode of BBC1.
The guest, who describes himself as a ‘young punk’, saw one of his army-inspired shirts from 1979 worth £3,000 even though changed – which made him stolen.
In general, an item must be at least 100 years old to be classified as antique, or else it will be called antique and some Twitter users are unimpressed.
One person wrote: “Punk clogs. Not antique right? I don’t mind because I like a bit of punk. I have a mate with a suitcase full of Vivienne Westwood from SEX and glamor people. #Antiquesroadhow .”
A second shared: “Soooooo stuff from 1977 is ‘antique’? #Antiquesroadhow.”
Antiques Roadshow continues on BBC One at 8pm on Sunday.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/antiques-roadshow-guest-disbelief-2000-26332395 Antiques Roadshow guests can't believe their £2,000 cup of tea is linked to the Titanic