Antiques fair expert floored as guest first presents unpublished D-Day article


ANTIQUES Roadshow expert Jon Baddeley was shocked after a guest presented an unreleased D-Day article.

Fiona Bruce and the team organized Antiques Roadshow in Farnborough, where visitors flocked to discover the value of their most precious possessions.

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Roadshow Antiques expert Jon Baddeley was shocked in a recent episode
The antiques expert was visibly impressed by a wartime ad that had been brought in for appraisal

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The antiques expert was visibly impressed by a wartime ad that had been brought in for appraisal

In a recent episode of the BBC show, fine art auctioneer Jon Baddeley was visibly impressed by a wartime ad that had been submitted for review.

The object contained four pages of handwriting and the collector said it was an “amazing archival find”.

The guest revealed to viewers at home how he came into possession of such “confidential” documents.

Upon taking a closer look, Jon told viewers who the signed author was behind the D-Day memories.

He explained: “Here we have a letter from the BBC’s chief announcer, the famous John Snagge, which was broadcast daily on the radio, just before the war. “

The visitor replied: “This letter is from John Snagge, containing a rather important script which he had read on the morning of June 6, 1944.”

To which the two responded simultaneously: “D-day. “

Each page had been put in order and was bordered by a narrow golden frame, the handwriting was handwritten which the specialist said was “strange”.

The guest added jokingly: “And real men weren’t typing back then,” which the expert laughed at.

After inspecting the letter, specialist Jon remarked, “My God, what’s that worth?

The TV auctioneer added: “This is unique, one has never been sold before. I’m kind of thinking of maybe, certainly, a few thousand pounds.

The guest was not keen to leave with the memories after saying, “Alright. Well, I won’t be selling it anytime soon.”

Apparently not surprised, Jon replied, “Glad to hear that.”

Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on BBC Two.

Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on BBC Two

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Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on BBC Two
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