Prime TV is screening a new series, History Under the Hammer, on Sundays at 7pm. The series tells the fascinating stories of items which are being auctioned around the country – from toys and carvings to artwork and sports memorabilia.
Each story provides a bite-sized piece of New Zealand history. We ‘time tunnel’ back through the years to investigate the remarkable and often unexpected history of each item. These are stories of romance, intrigue, war and personal drama … and offer a glimpse into New Zealand life in times gone by. Then we watch the item being auctioned: will it reach a record price – or go for a song?