A Scots couple were left stunned after discovering a painting they purchased from a charity shop for £5 was worth thousands.
It was a surprising and happy start to 2024 for the couple, who appeared on Sunday’s episode of Antiques Roadshow on BBC One.
The couple travelled to Pollok Country Park in Glasgow to see if the experts could shed light on a landscape painting they purchased locally in Shawlands.
The owner of the painting said he found the piece around 20 years ago and added that the painting had “been worth” the price tag after being drawn to its depiction of the west of Scotland.
His wife added: “We probably paid more for the taxi to take it home from the charity shop because it was raining that day.”
Antique Roadshow’s Frances Christie was immediately interested in the painting, which she revealed was the work of local Scottish artist Dorothy Steel who passed away in 2002.
Frances told the overjoyed couple: “In my opinion this is probably one of the best Steel’s I’ve ever seen.”
She said the artist’s work doesn’t often come up at auction before revealing her estimation for the painting.
“If this were to come up to auction today I would put an estimate in the region of £3,000 to £5,000,” she said.
The couple were left speechless at the painting’s real value.
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