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Magical Faberge flower valued at £1 million – Antiques Roadshow – BBC One

We call it the regimental jewel. The regiment, the Worcestershire Yeomanry, later to become the Queen’s own Worcestershire Hussars, was formed in 1794 to protect these shores against a Napoleonic invasion. It was agreed that the regiment should serve only within the United Kingdom. However, in 1899, when the Boer War was going badly, it…

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Top Finds: Lambert Clown Magician Automaton, ca. 1890

GUEST: This toy was purchased by my grandfather in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and I can remember as a young child sitting down and watching this every so many times a year, you know, just only on special occasions. APPRAISER: Well, it’s really not a toy. It’s really what we call an automaton, and automatons have a…

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