Antiques

Hundreds queue for Antiques Roadshow recording

Hundreds of people have descended on Compton Verney in Warwickshire for the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

Compton Verney
BBC
Compton Verney
BBC

The programme is filming one of its episodes due to be shown later this year.

Compton Verney
BBC

Director Julie Finch said people had been out enjoying the grounds of the historic manor house.

Ming water-dropper bought for £10 sold for £50,000
Carole Hussey only discovered the 17th Century ornament was valuable thanks to the Antiques Roadshow.

Rusty, broken train set found in garage sells for £6,500

An old train set found rusting in a garage in a house clearance in Kendal has sold for £6,500 at auction.

Train set
1818 Auctioneers

The set was rusty and wheels had fallen off the locomotive but the Marklin Gauge 1, Midland Railway attracted bids on the phone and online and eventually went to a buyer from Holland.

David Hunter from 1818 Auctioneers said: “It would have been a top train set when new, the most expensive you could buy in the 1900s.”

It must have been a favourite toy at some time given all its wear and tear."

David Hunter