Ten treasures found on the Antiques Roadshow

Experts said they would "comfortably" value the model at 1million more than Gateshead council paid for the full height statue, and more than three times the previous record for the show

Made by the sculptor himself and known as a maquette, the 6ft high bronze model is a fraction of the size of the 66ft high original, which stands beside the A1 in Gateshead.

It was so heavy it required five people to carry it in for filming and was brought to the BBC One show by a mother of pearl clover earrings fake representative of Gateshead Council, where it has been on display for the last 13 years.

2. The record up until then had been held by a collection of silver dating back to the reign of Charles II.

The Corporation silver was brought in by the Mayor at the Arundel Roadshow in 2006, and included several maces and a chalice made in the reign of Charles II.

Expert Alastair Dickenson valued it at 300,000.

3. The car used by Stirling Moss when he won the Charles Ferro Trophy in the Monte Carlo Rally of 1967

A 2010 episode of Antiques Roadshow, filmed in Beverley Minster, Yorkshire, featured an old car, once used by a farmer to pull his pigs to market.

The Sunbeam Talbot 90 was identified as the car driven by Stirling Moss when he won the Charles Ferro Trophy in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1967, and valued at 50,000.

4. A 13th century Chinese vase was the oldest bronze seen on the programme. Valued at 10,000 to 15,000.

The vase, dating from the Yuan dynasty between 1275 and 1368, became the oldest bronze seen on the roadshow.

Fiona Bruce, who said it had probably been used as a burial vase, said: "I find it amazing that we can be there in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by cameras and cables, and along comes someone with a 13th century bronze,"

It was valued at 10,000 to 15,000, with experts noting its historical importance.

5. A rare brooch by Victorian designer William Burgess was found by Jill Cousins, 67, in her jewellery box and its price put at more than 10,000.


Mrs Cousins brought the brocch along to a 2011 edition of the show, after seeing Geoffrey Munn, one of the show's jewellery experts, discussing a series of watercolour sketches of jewellery designs by William Burges.

Mr Munn had claimed that the six brooches in the designs were his "most wanted" items in the world, he disclosed he had been searching for more than 20 years and given up hope of their existence.

In fact, Mrs Cousins had one broken silver brooch, set with a heart shaped garnet and turquoises, in her jewellery box upstairs for more than 40 years.

She later took it into the show, where it was valued at 10,000.

6. A gold plated Leica Luxus II camera one of just four ever made was found 12 years ago after the death of its previous owner. Said to worth between 500,000 and 800,000.

The gold plated Leica Luxus II camera is thought to be the only surviving model found, and was brought in to the Antiques Roadshow around 2000.

It had been given to its late owner, a keen amateur photographer, after the end of World War Two. He used it throughout the 1940s and 1950s and is unlikely to imitation van cleef & arpels earrings have been aware of how valuable it was to become.

It is valued at between 500,000 and 800,000 but experts have since said it is likely to reach more than 1m at auction and could become the most expensive camera ever sold.

7. A painting that hung on the wall of a priest's home for more than a decade after he bought it for 400 at an antiques shop was identified as an Anthony van Dyck portrait valued at 400,000.

Canon Jamie MacLeod bought a portrait from a Cheshire antiques shop for 400, believing it to be a fake.

When he took it along to a roadshow in Newstead Abbey, near Nottingham, presenter Fiona Bruce who had recently made a documentary about Van Dyck wondered whether it was in fact genuine.

It was confirmed as authentic van cleef and arpels earrings alhambra fake by expert Philip Mould, and estimated at 400,000. Canon MacLeod told the programme he would consider selling it to pay for new church bells.

8. A cigar smoked by Winston Churchill as he planned D Day was given to Christian Williams, 33, by his grandfather, a Second World War veteran. Worth 800.

Christian Williams, 33, of Horncastle, Lincs, was given the cigar by his grandfather, a butler to the Prime Minister.

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