Antiques Roadshow participant shocked to learn the significant worth of a painting purchased for £5 at a charity shop

Discovery of Valuable Painting in Charity Shop

In the recent episode of Antiques Roadshow at Pollok Country Park in Glasgow, two guests made a remarkable discovery about the true value of a painting they had acquired in a charity shop.

The couple, who paid a mere £5 for the landscape, were surprised when expert Frances Christie identified it as the work of local artist Dorothy Steel (1927–2002).

The man shared that he found the painting in a Shawlands charity shop about 20 years ago, expressing that it had been worth the modest price due to its depiction of a typical West Scotland scene.

Expert Recognition and Price Revelation

Frances Christie, visibly impressed, praised the painting, stating, ‘In my opinion, this is probably one of the best Steel’s I’ve ever seen.’

She explained the rarity of the artist’s work at auctions, contributing to the high value of the painting.

Revealing its potential auction estimate, Frances valued it between £3,000 and £5,000, leaving the couple in awe.

The unexpected revelation showcased the hidden treasures that can be found in unlikely places.

Surprising Value of 1969s Evening Standard Poster

In a previous episode, another Antiques Roadshow guest received a shock when they uncovered the surprising value of a newspaper sideboard from the 1960s.

While cleaning out their garage in Leeds, the couple stumbled upon an Evening Standard poster with the headline ‘Kennedy dead.’

Initially considering it worthless, they decided to seek the expertise of the show.

Books and manuscripts expert Clive Farahar stunned the couple by appraising the poster at £1,000.

Unearthing a Historical Artifact

Clive Farahar expressed his amazement at the discovery, questioning where the couple found the Evening Standard London newspaper.

The gentleman explained that it was inherited from his parents, who had utility furniture in London during the 1950s.

The sideboard, neglected in the garage for over 60 years, was almost discarded.

The revelation of its significant value underscored the unpredictable nature of items tucked away in storage and the potential historical significance even in seemingly ordinary pieces.

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