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Antiques Roadshow expert uncovers hidden valuation twist of WW1 beaker found in trenches

“My mum will be really chuffed with that,” with Duncan complimenting the item and the wonderful story behind it before he got to making his valuation. 

However, he told her: “I’ll tell you the truth, it’s not a valuable thing. It’s not silver, in fact, it’s electroplated – it’s silver plate. “

He had a further twist in store, noting: “But, this is a fantastic example of an antique, or an old object that doesn’t have to be worth much to be enormously valuable.

“It’s the best history of an object I’ve heard in a long time, it’s really quite moving,” he concluded.

Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays at 8pm on BBC One. 

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