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An Antiques Roadshow expert was surprised to see a set of engravings, including one that is 554 years old.

The final episode of the long-running series saw the experts return to Glasgow's Pollock Park, where members of the public took their prized possessions to be valued.

One of these people was a man who bought his collection of engravings, including one from 1485.

Admitting he wasn't too interested in the figures depicted on the page, the man said it was the font that caught his attention.

He explained how his wife purchased the first print as a “special treat” after his interest in printing and fonts began as a member of the printing industry.

Over the years, his collection began to include centuries-old engravings from countries such as Germany, France, Italy and England.

Antiques Roadshow expert Matthew Haley praised a 'phenomenal' printed collection (Photo: BBC)

Presenter Fiona Bruce explained that early rare books were an “exciting discovery”, especially those from the printing pioneers who brought the Bible to the masses in Western Europe in the 1400s.

Book and manuscript expert Matthew Haley was clearly impressed, saying they were all “absolutely incredible”.

“This is pretty much the oldest printed thing we’ll see on Antiques Roadshow,” he said.

“This sheet of paper was printed in 1470, 500 years ago,” he told the waiting crowd.

Many of them date back more than 550 years (Photo: BBC)

Speaking about the publication of the Gutenberg Bible in 1455, Matthew said it was “seminal in the history of the human race.”

“Without printing we would not have had the Reformation,” he said.

“It’s like the explosion that happened when the internet came onto the scene.

“This was happening in the 1450s, 1460s and 1470s.”

Antiques Roadshow said 500-year-old collection could be worth up to £10,000

The owner was thrilled to discover its impressive value (Photo: BBC)

Examining the items, Matthew described what he was seeing as “absolute gold dust” and “phenomenal”.

One of the highlights was a sheet printed by William Caxton, the first to print in England, in 1482.

This single sheet was estimated at £600 to £1,000.

Giving his final assessment, Matthew said the entire collection could fetch an impressive £5,000 to £10,000.

Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays at 7pm on BBC One.

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