Antiques Roadshow guest gasps as she learns truth about £20 clothing collection

AN ANTIQUES Roadshow guest gasped in shock after she learned the truth about a clothing collection she picked up for £20.

In an episode of the BBC show, expert Judith Miller met a woman who had brought in her Biba fashion collection.

An Antiques Roadshow guest was left shocked to learn the truth about her clothing collection

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An Antiques Roadshow guest was left shocked to learn the truth about her clothing collection The lady had brought in a range of clothes from iconic fashion brand Biba

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The lady had brought in a range of clothes from iconic fashion brand Biba

Judith asked how she got them and the lady replied: “Well, the first trace was in the Daily Mirror.

“My dad, who was English, used to get the Daily Mirror and then that’s where the catalogues were advertised.

“So I just loved Biba stuff, so I sent for the catalogues and most of these clothes are from the catalogues.”

Judith replied: “It must have been quite exciting opening them up.”

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The guest answered: “Oh, it was absolutely fantastic. It just blew my mind. My colours and everything, so yeah.”

Judith then asked what she had spent on the clothes at the time, and the woman said: “£3.15 and sixpence. It was about the most expensive thing I bought, which was the white blouse.”

Pointing to one of the mannequins, she added: “I just loved it so much. I loved the sleeves, I loved the style, and so I got married in it.”

The women then discussed the famous Biba store which opened in Kensington and she asked the guest if she had ever been.

She replied: “Just the once, yeah, I went with my father and he just sort of said to me, ‘Hurry up, go in, buy something and get out again’.

“Because he was absolutely mortified, all these hippies and trendy people, so that’s when I bought the night dress.”

The time finally came for the valuation, and Judith said: “In terms of value, funnily enough, your catalogues are actually worth quite a lot of money.

“I think for four of them I would say it’s probably £1,200, because they just don’t come up anymore, people threw them away, and they’re so much of their period.

“And I would say, really, looking at it all at say, a specialist auction, we’d be looking at sort of £2,000.”

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The guest exclaimed: “Oh wow! Goodness gracious. They cost me probably about £20.”

Judith replied: “Very good investment! But well done you for keeping them.”

The woman commented: “I just couldn’t throw them away, I just loved them so much.”

Expert Judith Miller said the clothes and the catalogues were worth around £2,000

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Expert Judith Miller said the clothes and the catalogues were worth around £2,000

Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays on BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer.

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