Antiques Roadshow left open-mouthed at HUGE offer for old pen passed 娛樂城活動on by late husband

ANTIQUE線上娛樂城S Roadshow were left open-mouthed at a HUGE offer for an old pen passed 娛樂城ptton by a late husband.

The show parked up at Christchurch Park in Ipswich for Thursday’s episode, 娛樂城評價leaving Mark Hill with the task of valuing a rare Japanese pen.

Mark Hill gave a huge valuation for the pen and pencil

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Mark Hill gave a huge valuation for the pen and pencil

The娛樂城體驗金 guest brought along a Japanese dip pen alongside a matching pencil, both in excellent condition.

The pen was bought by the guest’s late husband, who was a fan of antiques.

But she was very surprised by the valuation from the antique expert – who said it was worth up to £30,000.

Mark said: “If you were writing a letter by hand in the 1920s or 30s and you were a rather wealthy person, you might have written a letter with this pen here.

The pen was left to the guest by her late husband

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The pen was left to the guest by her late husband

“And it doesn’t look much like a pen. But if I unscrew this… swizzle it around and there it is.

“There’s the nib and it turns into a little dip pen. And next door to it, by the same maker, we have a bridge pencil.

“Recognisable from its conical shape. So I’m guessing you had a very wealthy, letter-writing, bridge-playing ancestor.”

The guest explained: “No I don’t think so! N真人娛樂城ot that I’m aware of, no. Well, it came from my late first husband, who was very much into antiques.

The frog engraving on the pen

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The frog engraving on the pen
The characters spell out Namiki

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The characters spell out Namiki

“Didn’t collect anything in particular. But just small interesting items and particularly of oriental origin.”

Mark then went onto explain why it was valued so highly.

He said: “So this pen was made in Japan in the 1930s by a company called the Namiki Manufacturing Co, which was founded in 1915 by Ryosuke Namiki.

“Namiki’s pens were different because they were covered in lacquer. When I look at these pens there’s a number of features I look for. The first is the design and we’ve got a frog and a lily pad here – quite a popular motif within Japanese art – and then a ship on that one.”

She was very pleased with the valuation

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She was very pleased with the valuation