A GUEST who appeared on Antiques Roadshow was left open-mouthed after being told the valuation of his grandfather's Edwardian cufflinks.
The show expert Joanna Hardy appeared impressed with the item she was presented with.
The Edwardian item seemed in good condition which was a factor in Joanna's high valuation, if they were to be sold at auction.
Setting the scene, Joanna said: "Jewellery always tells a story and when I saw these cufflinks."
The Antiques Roadshow expert added: "They certainly are depicting an era of 100 years ago of an Edwardian gentleman's vices; Horse-riding, gambling, women, drinking. So how have you had these?"
In response, the show's guest explained: "Well these are my grandfather's. My mum's just passed them down to me now and the story goes, my grandfather was the chauffeur for Lord and Lady Trafford on the Trafford Estate where they lived."
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He went on to say: "Mum lived on the estate and what I get from mum is that it was a gift from them to say thank you for all the hard work and service that they did."
When asked if he had ever worn them, the BBC show guest revealed he had only worn them once but didn't know much about them.
In a bid to provide context, Joanna revealed the the period of time explained why the cufflinks were decorated in a joyous way.
After coming out of the Victorian era, which was quite depressing, the Edwardian period was far more upbeat and full of "lightness."
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Enamelled with gold backs Joanna claimed that there were no chips on them, which according to her, is quite difficult to avoid.
She then dropped the bombshell that the item could reach between £800 to £1,000 at auction as they are a highly collectable item.
And the shock from the guest was hard to disguise. In response to Joanna's valuation, the guest said: "Wow! Are you joking?. "
He added: "I thought you were going to say like £100. That's amazing. Thank you so much. That's kind of hit me there."
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