Antiques Roadshow guest open-mouthed as expert reveals item from car boot sale's legendary past

AN ANTIQUES Roadshow guest was left stunned after expert Steven Moore revealed the staggering valuation of her four Titanic-linked teacups.

The beloved BBC show visited the Ulster Folk Museum near Belfast last weekend as Steven Moore valued four teacups from a luxury ocean liner.

However, the expert left the guest stunned when he revealed the set was linked to the Titanic, as well as how much they might be worth.

Upon clocking the eye-catching teacups, Steven learned that they came into the guests' hands after visiting a car boot sale.

“I was looking for a cake stand and I bought a couple of different boxes of crockery,” she explained. 

Admiring the mint condition crockery, Steven replied: "First of all, this is the right pattern and these are cups and sources from a White Star ship.

“Not the Titanic, that would be quite difficult. If they were from the Titanic, I would be standing back and saying these are worth a lot of money.”

Steven then revealed that the four cups and saucers were worth £500 each and so £2,000 for the collection.

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Taken aback by the valuation, the stunned guest replied: "Seriously, for those? Oh my goodness that’s so exciting.”

He later added: “These cups are £500 each, if you were to go down to the wreck of the Titanic, those cups would be worth tens of thousands of pounds – and that’s the magic of provenance.”

Antiques Roadshow continues on BBC One on Sunday at 8pm.

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