The Antiques Roadshow.
Do You like me, like to watch the Antiques roadshow? Do You like me smile when the things they show isn’t worth even close to what the owner had expected 🙂 🙂 🙂 It has happened that the owners tells the experts that they are wrong in the valuation 🙂 🙂 🙂 But perhaps I like it even more when the owner get so surprised that they just don’t know what to do or belive. A couple of weeks ago a swedish lady came to our version of this program and showed some, I think it was lithographs. It seems she had rather many up on her attic and thought it mostly was crap.
Well it was no crap and for every new lithograph the amount got higher and higher and she just couldn’t understand it. I don’t think I laughed that much in a long time. Finally the amount was so high that she sort of just shut down her brain looking as if she didn’t know if she should laugh or cry 🙂 🙂 🙂 That happens very rarely though. One time there was this man who had bought a small porcelain duck for less than a cup of coffee and it turned out that it was from China, very old and very valuable 🙂 If I bought a porcelain duck it most likely would be the other way around. Very expensive but worth nothing 🙂 🙂 🙂
We can at the moment see both the swedish version and the british one at the moment. It started in Brittain 1977 and they have visited both Denmark and Sweden quite early after they started making this show. Lots of countries now have their own roadshows and this seems to be an idea that will last for a long time. We’ve had it every year since 1989 and it never lose its popularity.
But we rarely have those extremely valuable antiques in our show, like they have in Britain. Not so strange perhaps since the British empire was huge and they brought home lots of things from all places on earth. Lots of people have also moved to Britain, it always seem like some thing they show on their show comes from a Russian great duchess or princess or something like that and then the things are worth several hundred thousand pounds. Very few grand duchesses moved to Sweden 🙂 🙂
It’s time to make a pot of tea and after that I think I’ll take a nap. I don’t know why but I feel so tired today. I think it has to do with me having a fire burning in the stove all the time so it gets a bit to warm in my cottage 🙂 But rather that than to cold 🙂
Have a great day!