The Antiques Roadshow had its debut in 1979, and ever since then, people have been lining up to get their family heirloom appraised in hopes of it being worth thousands – or even millions! – of dollars. And while the majority of items brought in are pretty much worthless, some of them are worth a fortune! Here are the 10 most expensive items on the Antiques Roadshow.
Rare Victorian Brooch
Valued at: $18,500
A rare brooch by the Victorian designer and architect William Burges turned out to be one of the show’s biggest finds back in 2011. During one of the episodes, Geoffrey Munn – the Antiques Roadshow jewelry expert – stated that the six brooches were his most wanted items in the world, and that he had been searching for them for more than 20 years. Jill Cousins – of Market Harborough – was shocked to see Munn holding up a sketch of six brooches, because one of the jewels had been in her jewelry box for 20 years! A few weeks later, Mrs Cousins was invited to a recording of the Antiques Roadshow, where Munn was able to see her brooch and confirm its authenticity.