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ANTIQUES Roadshow fans were left open-mouthed at an enormous offer for an old pen passed on by a late husband.
The show parked up at Christchurch Park in Ipswich for Thursday’s episode, leaving expert Mark Hill with the task of valuing a rare Japanese pen.
The guest brought along a Japanese dip pen alongside a matching pencil, both in excellent condition.
The pen was bought by the guest’s late husband, who was a fan of antiques.
But she was very surprised by the valuation from the antique expert – who said it was worth up to £30,000.
Mark said: “If you were writing a letter by hand in the 1920s or 30s and you were a rather wealthy person, you might have written a letter with this pen here.
“And it doesn’t look much like a pen. But if I unscrew this… swizzle it around and there it is.