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First photographs of the Tibetan natives.<br />
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The vendor also had a series of old pictures from the controversial Younghusband expedition.<br />
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A man who took an old silver teapot along to TV's Flog It is celebrating today after it led to a record 140,000 pounds sale.<br />
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Experts on the BBC show valued the item, that originated from the Far East, at 120 pounds, prompting the owner to reveal he had five other heirlooms at home.<br />
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After digging the relics out he sold them at auction for the six figure sum, setting a record for the highest amount ever achieved on the popular programme.<br />
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The show is very much like the Antiques Roadshow except that people go on to sell their treasures at auction which is also filmed by the Beeb.<br />
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The unnamed owner took the 12ins tall teapot along to a valuation day held last month at Longleat House, Wilts.