Bargain Hunt's Charles Henson set to make £15k selling Pokemon card collection – but are yours worth a fortune? | The Sun

BARGAIN HUNT expert Charles Hanson is set to make £15k profit from an old Pokemon card collection.

The antiques expert admired a Pokemon card collection by a collector called JC, who swapped cards during his schooldays and now has a collection which could make an eye-watering amount.

JC Smith got into Japanese Pokemon cards around the age of 10 or 11 in the late 1990s and he was so savvy he treasured them like an accomplished collector.

Now more than 100 cards split into 40 lots are on target to make in excess of £13,000 when they go under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers.

Charles captioned the pictures: "Little JC who was ten in the year 2000 swapped Pokémon cards at school and we expect his collection next month will sell for £15,000!

"If only we knew then what we know now! Well done JC."

Fans were stunned by the revelation, with many left wondering what their cards might be worth.

One wrote: "Wow there are loads of Pokémon cards in our house."


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Another posted: "It’s so crazy that game cards are valued at such high prices."

A third said: "It's all about the Cards. My friend's Steve Bloomer Football Card sold for £1650 the other day. We need more Card Auctions."

Another intrigued fan asked: "Really Charles, I have some 2 half a collection worth anything?"

It comes after a tiny teapot discovered in Derbyshire, which was about to be thrown out after a lockdown spring clean, took the crown for the BBC show's most valuable item ever.

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Expert Charles secured a whopping £390,000 fee for the 18th Century find, originating from China, in what he described as "the most important item I've ever sold".

The Hansons auctioneer founder spoke to presenter Natasha Raskin Sharp about the item, whose story aired on TV in 2020.

She said: "Of course, valuable items aren’t found every day but our next story might just restore your faith that hidden gems are out there.

“I’m joined now by auctioneer Charles Hanson who has brought something rather special for us to peruse."

Charles then revealed how the item had languished in a loft after the owner's grandfather, Ronald Wadsworth, went to Japan.

Charles added: "I think you’re right, it’s probably what Faberge is to Russians and what imperial enamel is to Chinese billionaires and this to me, is a must-have object for any important Chinese connoisseur wishing to buy the best of Emperor Qianlong’s treasures.

"This object for me, is in its historical placement, the most important object I’ve ever sold."

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