Antiques Road Trip expert shocked as elephant doorstop quadruples in price

Antiques Road Trip expert shocked as elephant doorstop quadruples in price

May 5, 2022

AN Antiques Road Trip expert was left shocked after an elephant doorstop quadrupled in price.

In a recent episode of the BBC show, Tim Medhurst and Izzie Balmer drove around Wales looking for items that could make some money.

And upon entering one store, Tim got excited when he saw the elephant doorstop.

He said: "Now that is the cutest doorstop I have ever seen, look at him!

"There are a lot of doorstop collectors, but there are also a lot of people who love elephants, in fact, I don't know anyone who doesn't like an elephant.

"I love elephants, and look at him, he is a cheeky one, this doorstop cast iron dates to the first half of the 20th century with the original paint as well, which does make him different.

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"Now I found a soft spot for this doorstop, but it all depends on the price doesn't it."

The item had a price tag of £45, but Tim used his charm to haggle it down to £30 when bought with a cup and saucer.

Izzie was just as enamoured with the item, telling Tim: "I love doorstops, and I love elephants."

At the auction, Tim got an immediate surprise when the bidding started at £70., with him exclaiming: "I have doubled up!"

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As the price continued to rise, Tim looked stunned, and when it finally sold for more than quadruple the price he paid for it at £140, he said: "I am chuffed with that."

Despite his profit, Tim ended the day with £291.66, while Izzie romped ahead with £869.00.

Antiques Road Trip airs on BBC One and is available on BBC iPlayer.

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