Antiques Roadshow accidentally appraised a high school art project at US$50,000

Sometimes even Antiques Roadshow makes a mistake: An face jug that the show appraised at US$50,000 last year, calling it “bizarre and wonderful” and assigning it to the late 19th or early 20th century, was actually made in an Oregon high school art class in the ‘70s. The artist, a Bend, Oregon horse trainer named Betsy Soule, came forward after a friend recognised her piece on the show. It has since been re-appraised for between US$3,000 and US$5,000.