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ON SHOW Pupils at Portsmouth High School with Cash in the Attic's John Cameron.  Picture: Malcolm Wells (121622-4345)
ON SHOW Pupils at Portsmouth High School with Cash in the Attic's John Cameron. Picture: Malcolm Wells (121622-4345)
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CASH in the Attic presenter John Cameron created a stir at a girls’ school when he popped by to give some tips on collecting Olympics memorabilia.

The popular TV show’s antiques expert spent the day with students at Portsmouth High School in Southsea, which his daughter Lena attends.

He said: ‘Collectors will usually pay more for an autograph of their favourite sportsman if signed on a photograph, especially if the picture shows them engaged in their chosen sport, than they will for a photograph in non-sports related clothing.’

He added: ‘Signed programmes are slightly less desirable, but a signed example is always more popular than unsigned one. Most competitors are very humble and generous and usually very willing to sign autographs. Just don’t be afraid to ask.’

Graeme Field, assistant head, said: ‘We are incredibly grateful to John that he was able to find the time to come in to school and inspire the girls.’