Watching Antiques Roadshow, UK, Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, Devon.
I am not English and perhaps have bad taste.
So, to me, most of it seems junk. ALl it seems trashy garage sale (although the best at the garage sale). But they get valuations of $$$$$MONEYMONEYMONEY!
Example: An ugly vase with a creepy face etched in to the top. 500 pound sterling? Looks like 15 pounds.
Another was some 18th Minature portraits, the best I saw during the show. But I would rate them as a few thousand dollars each, not the 20,000 pounds some were rated for. They are just minatures!
Some flatware was sterling silver, but I never heard of the maker nor did the art deco design strike me as having any beauty. But it was MASSIVE valuationed! (The sterling silver I get is $$$$, but not much else).
There were some ugly bead dresses valued at 1000 pounds each.
SO is this stuff really worth that much? Are there hordes of wealthy people looking to go to art auctions and buy art deco silverware for enormous amounts of money?
How do you really sell some of this stuff?