Drew Pritchard's Hidden Value: Week 3 top finds

Mike Shaw
Written by: Mike Shaw
Posted on: 6 April 2016

It’s amazing how many mystery items of value UK householders have tucked away in attics and garages.

For your chance to have an item appraised by Drew enter your item for appraisal here and you might unlock some hidden value.

Lamp

1950's lamp

1950's lamp

The 1950s desk lamp is by designer Jacques Biny. It is extremely desirable – particularly to the American market. The wires exposed at the top are correct but would need rewiring to be suitable for use today.

The colour of the articulated shade and metal base is original. This is an very attractive and stylish lamp with a designer following and for these reasons it could be valued between £800 - £1,200.

Oriental pot

Oriental pot

Oriental pot

This style of pot was manufactured by the Chinese and Japanese for the European market in vast numbers. It was produced in the latter part of the 20th Century and therefore it sadly holds almost no value.

Get Carter poster

Get Carter poster

Get Carter poster

This is a very desirable and iconic poster of one of cult favourite film. The condition could be better as it looks like it has been slightly faded by the sun. Though framed there appears to be either some water damage or shrinkage in the bottom right corner too.

The main feature that indicates the value of this piece is that it was printed for the Italian cinema and not for British distribution. Value today as an Italian poster, therefore, is £300 - £400. If it were English then the price is more likely to be between £800 - £1,200.

Garden roller

Garden roller

Garden roller

Garden rollers of all different types and makes are offered to us almost on a daily basis. Because they are so extremely common, unfortunately very few hold any real value at all. This one, for instance, would be valued at £40 - £60.

Evidently rarity is a significant factor in determining the value of your item. But how will you know how unusual your item is unless you get the guidance of an expert?

Have a look at some of the other heirlooms and antiques Drew investigated in last week’s top finds.

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