Antiques Roadshow guest crushed by ‘devastating’ Harry Potter memorabilia news

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AN ANTIQUES Roadshow guest was left crushed after learning some ‘devastating’ news about Harry Potter memorabilia.

Sundays edition of the BBC show was filmed at Dyffryn Gardens and saw expert Hilary Kay meet a man with a brass locomotive cab side number plate.

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An Antiques Roadshow guest was left crushed by devastating news from the expert
The man had brought in a brass locomotive cab side number plate

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The man had brought in a brass locomotive cab side number plate

Hilary explained how it had been on a locomotive called Olton Hall and bore the same numbers – 5972 – as the one on the front of the Hogwarts Express train in the Harry Potter movie franchise.

She continued: “It would be great to think that because this is the number associated with Harry Potter that it’s going to be a valuable piece.”

The guest said that would be nice but Hilary said: “I’m going to have to do a preamble here, the whole essence of the film memorabilia is the fact it has appeared on screen.

“Now, the number has appeared on screen, but they are replicas so in a way, you’d do much better financially if this was a replica.

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“It’s the one situation where the original is not as valuable as the replica would be.”

The guest took the disappointing news in his stride, as Hilary then moved into the value of cab side number plates.

She then said: “I would say that the connection to the Orton Hall locomotive would put this at £2,500 to £3,000.”

But she dealt a final blow regarding replicas as she said: “But I have to say, I mean devastatingly, if you’d brought the replica in which has had a film career, you’d be talking about probably, three or four times that.”

The guest said: “Good lord, what a strange world.”

Elsewhere in the episode, a couple got a shock when they found out the value of their Clarice Cliff collection.

The couple had brought in an array of crockery in colourful patterns and were informed that it was worth between £10,000 and £15,000.

It prompted the lady guest to joke she needed to sit down, before telling her husband: “Don’t tell the children.”

It had the same number as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter film franchise

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It had the same number as the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter film franchise
But Hilary Kay revealed a replica from the film would be worth much more than the original

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But Hilary Kay revealed a replica from the film would be worth much more than the original

Antiques Roadshow is available on BBC iPlayer.

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