I wonder what the people who have sold some of the things you see on such programs as The Antiques Roadshow say when they find out that the item of tat that they sold for next to nothing is in fact worth a small fortune.
Still I suppose they were well satisfied just to have been able to sell it for whatever price they got at the time. But all the same to find out afterwards that it is worth more must be a hell of a disappointment.
My own best purchase as a young lad was a BSA Winged Wheel for £5 and I ran it for about four years and sold it for £7.10.00 in old money. I think it ran at 100 mpg but petrol tank was about 2 pints? Wish I could find one now!
Mrs Blackhat, who is a bit of an expert on old dolls, recently bought a small doll at a car boot sale for 50p. She sold it on ebay to an American collector for £91.50+p&p. Not a bad profit, pays to know your stuff.
Blackhat. Yes and it's a wonderful collection that Mrs. Blackhat has got too. Why don't you put the link on here again for all to look at in amazement. I know you did that once before but I have lost the link. Go on... Gizza another look?