An episode of the Antiques Roadshow in the UK featured a guest who brought in a collection of drawings of Teletubbies. The episode was highlighted in The Mirror.
Teletubbies is a British children's television series that first aired in 1997. It features colorful, alien-like creatures named Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po who live in a dome-shaped house and engage in playful activities. The show is known for its repetitive language, catchy music, and simple yet engaging format.
The Teletubbies were also popular in the US and the show was broadcast on US television.
The woman's collection of Teletubbies drawings once belonged to her late husband.
The antique expert who analyzed the drawings noticed that the drawings were original and he asked the woman how she was able to obtain them.
The woman explained that her husband, Jonathan Hills, was the first person who was asked to design characters for a children's show. He was the person who created the earliest version of the Teletubbies.
At the time, the characters looked more like teddy bears and the show was called Teleteddies.
The expert from the Antiques Roadshow revealed that each original drawing of the Teletubbies was estimated to be worth anywhere from 1000 to 2000 British pounds.
The woman had 80 drawings in her collection which meant that the total value of the collection was at least 80,000 pounds (approximately $98,000).
Needless to say, the woman was shocked and very happy noting that her late husband would have been thrilled.
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