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THE MOST EXPENSIVE ITEMS ON THE ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.

1. Maquette of Angel of the North (Gateshead) (pictured right)

2. Mayoral Silver Collection (Arundel) One of the two chalices was made in the reign of Charles II and has an inscription which shows that it was the gift of Thomas Ballard, onetime mayor of Arundel. Valued at more than pounds 300,000.

3. Beatrix Potter collection (Dumfries) Expert Clive Farahar identified the amazing collection of 23 original pictures and drawings of animals as being by the popular children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. Worth pounds 250,000.

4. Crawley silver (Crawley) The owner's father had collected silver extensively throughout his life as a secret passion. Valued at around pounds 250,000.

5. Painting by John Lavery (Herefo rd) Painted in the 1880s, a sunlight scene of a lady in the park with a pram. Valued at between pounds 200,000 and pounds 250,000. The owner's grandfather bought it and gave it to the owner's mother.

6. Richard Dadd painting (Barnstaple) The owners thought this rare painting was a print and hung it on their sitting room wall. Found to be a lost work by Richard Dadd. Bought by the British Museum in 1987 for pounds 100,000.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 17, 2008
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