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A visitor to Antiques Roadshow was shocked to learn how much a set of car badges can cost.

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During Sunday’s episode of the BBC show, members of the public flocked to London’s Crystal Palace to have their items judged by the programme’s stars, including expert John Foster.

He was jealous of the guest who revealed the car badges he found in the tent before telling him to throw them all away.


“I don’t have anything like this collection,” John told his collector. “You must have been collecting for years.”

Instead, he found them in the attic of an old Georgian rectory almost 10 years ago when he was doing construction work on the house.

“The lady said, ‘No, it’s rubbish, throw it away,'” he admitted.

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The target kit was valued at a staggering amount (Image: BBC)

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The man was told to throw them away (Image: BBC)

However, John pointed to something special about the group, insisting that the set was truly unique.

“What amazes me is the Iraqi Automobile Club, it’s the first time I’ve seen it,” he explained. “I didn’t even know they had it.”

John suggested that some items cost between £80 and £100 and others up to £500.

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He found them in a tent working on a house (Image: BBC)

“Generally speaking, I’d say you’ve got between £1,500 and £2,000,” he added, while the man looked surprised and simply replied: “Pretty cool.”

The same rating was actually given for a very different element in an episode that aired on national television over the weekend when an elderly woman took her nude form.

The proud owner of a portrait painted 45 years ago by a neighbor in London’s Bethnal Green in the pre-OnlyFans days.

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A nude portrait of an elderly woman also fetched between £1,500 and £2,000 (Image: BBC)

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The picture was taken by a neighbor (Image: BBC)

The artwork depicts a woman standing in the street, caressing the baby’s nose, wearing a robe that reveals her completely bare and naked body.

In the background of the picture are her cats, the stroller when the baby arrives, and her husband looking at her from the balcony, which is very funny.

— My neighbor was Virginia Woolf’s niece, Nerissa Garnet. The portrait is mine and it was over 45 years ago, she said, adding that they “took it in their apartment” rather than posing naked on the street.

Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays on BBC One and iPlayer.

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