BBC Antiques Roadshow expert left gobsmacked over rare item dating over 550 years old

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By Katie Wilson An Antiques Roadshow expert was wowed in Sunday night’s episode by the “oldest printed thing we’ll ever see”. Host Fiona Bruce told viewers that rare, early books are always an exciting find on the BBC programme, particularly from the dawn of the printing press in the 15th Century. So books and manuscript expert Matthew Haley couldn’t contain his excitement when a guest in Glasgow brought in a collection of printed material that dated back as far as 1470. The owner explained he used to work in the print industry, so had always had a keen interest in print and typefaces. This le…

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