An Antiques Roadshow guest was left stunned after he received an eye-watering value for an item he purchased at a car boot sale for just £5.
The BBC show, which aired on Sunday (November 5), had experts looking over some items of incredible value at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham, which just happened to double as Wayne Manor in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Batman trilogy. Among the hopeful collectors was a bloke who had purchased a Hollywood film score, which had been kept in a "rather scruffy folder" years earlier.
It turns out the papers held inside was the musical score by famed Hollywood movie composer Bernard Herrmann, who is known for creating the iconic music for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941) and TV's The Twilight Zone. The score even featured hand written notes by the American musician.
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The guest explained how he acquired the item for just a fiver and determined that it would be "worthwhile". It turns out he was exactly right.
He explained: "There was a man in front of me and it was offered off for £5 but he didn't want it so I gladly took it. I had a quick look through but for what was in the box, and it certainly looked like it was worthwhile for £5."
Expert Justin Croft revealed the score was "Bernard's own copy" for 1952 drama The Snows of Kilimanjaro. The movie starred Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward and Ava Gardener.
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Croft added: "What I like about it is there is a lot of annotation and that takes us closer to matching the score with the film. I think it does have some value.
"It may not be his most important film score, it's not the one which everyone knows him for. For you to have an original version of it with his corrections and with his annotation done at the time of fitting it with the film together, I think that is important."
He then shocked the guest as he announced it would be worth £800 to £1000 at auction. To which, the guest quipped: "Not bad for £5."
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