Celebrating treasures and taonga from our past

History under the Hammer

13 episodes x 30 minutes

History Under the Hammer, a fascinating series for Prime TV, where we celebrate treasures and taonga from our past.

Every week three items with captivating stories from bygone eras are tracked as they go under the hammer at auction houses around New Zealand.  We then follow these objects on an intriguing journey; time tunneling back through the years to investigate their remarkable and often unexpected history. With the help of experts we take a fun approach exploring the time period recognised as the heyday for these treasures, discover the romance associated with them and take a glimpse at New Zealand life when these items were considered so significant.  After this brief insight we haul our treasures back into the present day to watch their moment in the auction spotlight to see how they fare, will the item be highly sought after and reach a record price? Or will some lucky bidder score an amazing bargain with an intriguing piece of New Zealand history.

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