Antiques Roadshow is currently airing repeat episodes and in a recent re-run of the show when it took place from Aerospace in Bristol, BBC One viewers saw Phillip Taubenheim take a closer look at a wooden letterbox. But, after revealing it’s true value, the owner expressed her thoughts about keeping or selling the antique.
“I have to say, in the days of emails and texts, it’s a delight to see a little object like this,” Phillip began.
“This dates from about 1860, it what’s really generally known as a country house letter box
“And it would’ve been for posting little thank you letters and notes through the postal system,” the expert explained.
As for how much money it could fetch, should it go for auction: “My feeling is if it came up for sale, we would make £1500-£1800 on it.
“Would it make £2000, it’s pretty enough to do that!
“I think it really could,” Phillip added.
After a few seconds silence, the lady replied: “Well, it’s not for sale.”
As for whether a new series of Antiques Roadshow is on the horizon, the show has understandably, experienced some changes.
Those with items they think are worth being valued, have to fill out a form and submit it to Antiques Roadshow.
Fiona Bruce also said: “Normally we welcome around 5,000 people to each Antiques Roadshow but of course in these extraordinary times we will have to do things very differently.
“We’ve come up with a new way to safely film the show yet still bring you amazing items and stories.
“I can’t wait to see what treasures you have hidden in your homes.”
Robert Murphy, BBC Studios Series Editor also gave further details: “To keep everybody safe and comply with current government and WHO regulations we have planned our filming days very differently this year.”
There won’t be “large open events” and the show will only be “inviting people who have written in advance to attend,” RadioTimes.com reported.
It comes after someone found out how much their family heirloom was worth and they were left speechless by the valuation.
Antiques Roadshow is currently airing repeat episodes on BBC One on Sunday nights at 8pm.