The harrowing secret behind an antique toy worth almost $2000

Anita Durairaj

In an article in The Sun, the owner of an antique toy dating to the Napoleonic Wars is left stunned after she finds out the truth behind the toy.

The woman claimed that the toy belonged to her mother-in-law's family and had been passed down through several family members.

An expert at The Antiques Roadshow claimed that the toy was called a "spinning jenny" and had been made by prisoners of war during Napoleon's time.

The prisoners would create the toy from whatever material was available at the time. This particular toy was made from bone.

The expert did not clarify if it was human or animal bone.

The toy itself was valued at 1500 British pounds ($1896).



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