PUBLISHED: 20:32, Wed, Apr 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 20:43, Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Bunny, an expert on Antiques Roadshow, revealed she “screamed” when she set her eyes on the cuddly toy as she couldn’t believe it had been brought onto the show.
But while Bunny was surprised to see the item, the guest was shocked to learn just how much it was worth.
Beginning the segment, Bunny asked: “So, everybody knows this is a teddy bear. Do you know what it is?”
“Well,I believe it is a teddy bear hot water bottle,” the guest replied.
“It belonged to my great aunt and when she passed away it went to my mum and now I’m the custodian of it at the moment.”
Bunny continued: “Well, I must admit, I hope I didn’t give too much of a shock when I saw you coming to my table. I think I screamed didn’t I?”
“I was a bit nervous, I was thinking, ‘Oh, maybe it’s not the bear I thought it was,’” the guest laughed.
Bunny went on to explain to viewers exactly why the teddy was so exceptional.
“Well it certainly is and for me, I can’t tell you thats why I screamed because A, it’s a Steiff, B, it is white, which is incredibly rare and it’s a true white because it’s got the brown nose not the black nose,” Bunny remarked.
“A lot of the white ones are faded and you look under the arms and you can see what they were really coloured because the sun and all of the rest of it faded them.
“And then, looking again, you’re