The Antiques Roadshow guest, whose grandfather was a crew member on the Nimrod ship in an expedition to Antartica, brought along with him a fantastic collection of artefacts that his ancestor had from his trip.
The expedition, was headed by famous explorer Ernest Shackleton, as expert John Foster divulged into its history.
The collection that the guest brought along was full of keepsakes from the Nimrod expedition, which was the first of Shackleton’s in the race to reach the South Pole.
He explained: “For a lot of his career he was actually forgotten, because he wanted to get to the south pole first, he missed it by around 100 miles…
“He was a bit of a tragic figure really, died broke, lots of his business ventures failed,” he continued.
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Antiques Roadshow guest left shocked by valuation on “staggering” Antarctic collection (Image: BBC)
Antiques Roadshow: the show's guest bought in a fantastic collection from his grandfather's expedition (Image: BBC)
The collection, which belonged to the guest’s grandfather, who was, was examined thoroughly by the expert, as he went through postcards, photo albums and other souvenirs.
“You get into this collection of your grandfather’s, which frankly is staggering,” he noted.
“You can see the extent of this album which goes through just brilliant details.”
As John continued to look through the collection, he explored the intricacies further.