The 40 Most Valuable Items To Ever Appear On Antiques Roadshow

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We’ve all wondered about those strange items buried somewhere at the backs of our cupboards. Are they just weird-looking vases? Or could they be worth thousands of dollars – like the Pablo Picasso plate unknowingly owned by an elderly woman for forty years? Well, the Antiques Roadshow has been the center for these kinds of curiosities for decades. The show – which originated in the U.K. – has proven so popular that versions have even popped up in the U.S., Canada and beyond. And now and again, long-hidden items come along that make jaw-dropping history.