Antiques Road Trip expert lost for words on rocking horse’s ‘amazing’ profit | Television and radio | Showbiz and TV
The BBC’s review show expert stumbled upon the horse, named “Muffin,” who was once a TV star, appearing alongside presenter Annette Mills in the 1950s. Episode of the Antiquities Road Trip, Raj immediately saw the allure of the nostalgic children’s television character and bought him for just £ 60. It would be a wise move, as it sold at auction for almost ten times that amount.
As the bidding process began, Raj told presenter Paul Martin, “It could really get started.”
But none of the men could have predicted how sought after the wooden horse would be.
As the price rose past the £ 100 mark, Raj said: “£ 160, I’d be happy with that!”
But the number continued to skyrocket. “Ohh, it’s going up!” Raj said enthusiastically.
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As the number continued to rise, Paul said, “I don’t know what to say! If I were you, I would jump up and down now.”
“It’s not over yet!” Raj said, watching in disbelief as the price continued to rise.
“You are very calm, Raj,” Paul commented again as Raj looked dizzy in the silence.
“£ 360! He later said that the profit was increasing again.
“Wow!” Raj said after the sale he seemed speechless.
“I have to celebrate this because it’s just amazing!” Said Paul.
Raj added: “£ 520 – I don’t believe so!” as Paul continued, “It was a brilliant auction – a phenomenal amount of money.”
The two had visited Dorset, Devon, Somerset and the surrounding areas in search of valuables.
The couple hoped they could make a big profit from the Worcestershire auction, but were shocked at the amount made on the single item.
Fans of the show were quick to congratulate Raj, with one taking to Twitter to say, “@AntiqueRoadTrip we love Muffin, Muffin the Mule @rajbisram @paulm_presenter Congratulations Raj.”
Another wrote: “Just watched a TV show that featured a music video for Muffin The Mule..ahh nostalgia! Childhood memories!”
“Muffin the mullet!” Another commented, with the character reviving people’s memories of the old TV show.
Antiques Road Trip episodes can be viewed on BBC iPlayer.