Experts discovered fakes and fortunes when the BBC’s hit show Antiques Roadshow was filmed at Broughton Castle on Sunday.
The most exciting ‘find’ of the day was a Bernard Buffet painting worth a cool £500,000 - if the 1960s still life depicting a dining table scene - brought by two brothers from Nuneaton - can be authenticated.
Among hundreds of other fascinating valuations were a silk waistcoat, possibly made for George III, a pair of gloves worn by Queen Victoria and a solid gold watch with its own two tiny keys.
An Oxfordshire farm labourer of 1825 would have been dumbfounded were he to know his carved and engraved wooden walking stick - discovered in the attic of a Blackpool guest house - was now worth £1,200 - £1,800.
Several who lugged bags containing their personal treasures were gently told that their values were not going to be life-changing.
Crowds including Lord and Lady Saye and Sele enjoyed watching presenter Fiona Bruce and a host of antiques experts in action. The programme will be screened later this year or early in 2016.