Antiques Roadshow appears faint as she finds out impressive Barbie doll value

Antiques Roadshow appears faint as she finds out impressive Barbie doll value

Antiques Roadshow: Barbie doll valued at £1500

A guest on Antiques Roadshow was left gobsmacked after learning her old Barbie doll could fetch a very high price.

The woman was visibly shocked when expert Judith Miller revealed: “I have never, ever seen a Barbie doll in this condition.”

The guest could only respond with a surprised: “What?” Judith then gave a brief history of the iconic doll, which had surprisingly never been played with.

Judith explained on the BBC show: “They were launched at the New York Toy Fair in 1959.

“They were an immediate success. Everyone wanted a Barbie doll. I think Mattel has sold over a billion Barbie dolls. They cost three dollars when they were first launched.”

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“Do you think she’s very valuable?” asked the guest.

Judith replied: “It’s not from the very beginning of production, it’s from the ’60s. I think this would sell for between £1,200 and £1,500.”

The valuation left the guest stunned.

Unsure how to react, the guest looked down in shock before replying: “Wow. Well.

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Elsewhere in the episode, a moving statue of a snake charmer, known as an ‘automaton’, received a round of applause from the audience after it was valued at a whopping £80,000.

The 130-year-old antique left its owner stunned when expert Jon Baddeley revealed its worth.

Jon described the item as “one of the most important automatons ever made”, explaining that it was crafted in Paris at the end of the 19th century.

The owner shared that it was his late father’s antique, collected after his retirement.

When Jon told him: “If you decided to sell it today at auction you’d been looking at between 60 and £80,000.” the man could only respond with a shocked: “Really?”

You can watch Antiques Roadshow on BBC iPlayer

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