April 30, 2009
postcard collection valued by BBC Antiques Roadshow experts
scrapbook full of old postcards owned by a Burnham-On-Sea collector
has been valued at hundreds of pounds by experts from the BBC's
Triggol, pictured, travelled to Bath last Thursday to take part
in the taping of an episode of the long-running BBC1 series.
collection of postcards, some of which date back over a hundred
years, include images of Burnham and traditional seaside humour
scenes from the early 1900s.
were examined by the programme's antiques experts, who said they
are worth around £400.
collection was started by Nikki's grandmother and has been added
to by her family over the years.
collection has got passed on through the family and has great
sentimental value," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
are several hundred postcards, including several showing old scenes
of Weston and Burnham."
often look through them and read the comments on the back, then
think how wonderful it would be to trace the families who sent
them. Each card has a story to tell."
says she was surprised to learn the collection's value, but added:
"It's got such sentimental value that I could never sell
it or split it up."
got to see the BBC's Fiona Bruce and several other well-known
faces from the TV programme on the day and we were asked to be
in a couple of the show's background shots, so maybe be spotted
smiling and nodding in the TV show!"